Rosasite With Calcite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Cabinet, 9.8 x 7.8 x 4.8 cm

An extremely thick and dense, heavy carpet of undulating, velvety, intensely-colored, blue-green rosasite smothers this 3-dimensional knoll of matrix underneath. It is a large and showy specimen. The rosasite is accented by glassy and gemmy, colorless calcite rhombs, to 5 mm across scattered about. Rosasite is, overall, a fairly rare species and this is a large and beautiful example with good aesthetics.