Djebel Nador, Constantine, Algeria
Miniature, 4.1 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm
This is an extremely rich specimen of nadorite crystals from the type and best locality for the species, with color and metallic luster. The crystals reach 1 cm in size and although many are broken or show portions, also there are many good crystals mixed in and the overall richness is significant. I am told that most of these were found during the French expeditionary times of the late 1800s and early 1900s, by the French colonial geological exploratory bureau BRGM (and have seen some such labels turn up on the market with nadorites, time to time, which confirms this). TYPE LOCALITY and the only locality for superb larger crystals of this species. This has been through three modern collections on its way to us, too.