Small Cabinet, 7.6 x 3.4 x 2.4 cm
West Camp, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
Ex. F. John Barlow
Lustrous and translucent, amethystine colored crystals of creedite, to 9 mm in length, totally cover the display side of this specimen. The purple creedites are far rarer than their orange cousins. Orange creedite from Mexico is abundant on the market today from more modern finds - however, fine purple creedite, like this, is far less available. These were found only a few times, more than 20 years ago. It is from the F John Barlow collection (#3459) and he had among the best of them at one time. Many of these are pale, but this has very rich and top color saturation. Additionally, the crystals on this particular specimen show more separation and freestanding sharp form than such pieces usually do.
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