Roselite With Quartz
Cabinet, 12.8 x 8.5 x 5.9 cm
Aghbar Mine (Arhbar Mine), Aghbar, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco
Ex. Eric Asselborn
This is a unique specimen combining a druse of small sparkly quartz crystals with a druse of small sparkly roselites, in a naturally contoured pocket. The overlay of the quartz on theroselite creates a beautiful effect, as you can see! I have seen small example of this mix, but never anything of this magnitude. It seems, to me, a unique piece. It is not your typical quartz specimen, nor your typical roselite. It is just a unique Moroccan piece, period. This is not recent, and dates to probably 6-7 years ago, I am told. Comes with custom lucite base for display. Also, it comes with an original watercolor painting by wildlife artist and mineral collector Gamini Ratnavira, who fell in love with this one and had to paint it!