Miniature, 4.0 x 3.3 x 2.7 cm
Akchatau Mine, Qaraghandy Oblysy (Karaganda Oblast), Kazakhstan
Exquisitely perched on matrix is a flower-shaped cluster of divergent crystals of lustrous and translucent purple-colored creedite. The largest crystal measures 1.5 cm in length. This is from a very small find that produced a limited number of specimens, not seen on the market in many years. I believe they came out in the early 1990s, in the first flood of Russian minerals to the West. Definitely a competition quality miniature!