Calcite var. Cobaltian
Agoudal Mine, Bou Azer, Tazenakht, Quarzazate, Morocco
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 5.8 x 3.3 cm

Simply gorgeous, these intensely colored calcites are some of the most beautiful ever seen, from here or anywhere. This particular specimen has a pristine rollign carpet with saturated color and a superb luster to the crystals, at the top percentile of this material. Although briefly common now, I expect the find will be short lived and in hindsight, these were some of the most beautiful minerals money could buy for a reasonable price.

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