Crocoite w/Embreyite & Vauquelinite
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Callenberg North open cut (No. 1), Glauchau, Saxony, Germany
Ex. Kay Robertson
This is an important, and very colorful, combination specimen from Callenberg North in Saxony. It is comprised of reddish-orange Crocoite crystals to several mm and orange-brown Embreyite that is more botryoidal but not always easily seen, all on a matrix that is dominated by greenish-yellow Vauquelinite. Crocoite was found here between 1977 and 1986, with the mine closing down in 1990. This isn't a knockout in terms of aesthetics, but the combination is unusual and desirable, so this is a great locality piece. Ex Scott Williams, who knew of Kay's fondness for Peter Embrey.