Calcite var. Cobaltian
Aranzazú, Concepción del Oro Mun., Zacatecas, Mexico
Miniature, 3.5 x 3.2 x 2.9 cm
Ex. Gamini Ratnavira

A vivid hot pink cluster of cobaltian calcite crystals, from a very unusual locality in Mexico! I had seen some of these in the 1980s and was told they were already old and rare. Since then, I have seen under 10 such specimens turn up on the market. This is a gorgeous, 3-dimensional and pristine knob of matrix covered with color, complete all around. It is a superb miniature of a beautiful thing, painted or not. Includes original watercolor painting by Gamini Ratnavira, as shown in 6x6 inch custom frame (he used to do commission paintings for mineral collectors in Southern California primarily, and charged $500-750 per painting).