Creedite (rare locale)
Cabinet, 11.9 x 7.3 x 6.4 cm
Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Shet, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Ex. Chester Lemanski

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This is a large specimen of purple Creedite from Kazakhstan with crystals to 1.5 cm, from finds of the late 1980s or early 1990s that were never repeated since. It is (other than a few museum pieces worth a fortune and locked away now in collections!) one of the largest Creedites of this color I have seen from all the finds in Mexico or Kazakhstan, of any quality. Scores of gemmy, lustrous, purple, prismatic Creedite crystals cover this piece as divergent sprays and clusters of multiple crystals. The specimen is composed entirely of Creedite! There is admittedly some small, trivial damage at the edges, and to the lower part of the piece, but in context this is minimal and the piece is perhaps one of the more important examples of the species out there. It is dramatic and 3-dimensional, more so in person. The purple color is also quite saturated and this cabinet piece is a significant rarity.