Creedite With Gearksutite
Abasolo Mine, Navidad, Durango, Mexico
Large Cabinet, 25.5 x 15.4 x 12.5 cm
This specimen must have a hundred crystals exceeding 1 cm, many 1.5 cm. It has great color, luster, and intensity normally not seen in large creedites from this locale (in the past, bigger ones tended to pale out in color). It is nearly complete on both sides and is complete around the top and sides. Although not quite pristine, it is nevertheless close enough for me, given the size and importance of the specimen, and the few spots of damage (mostly to the back side which is ALSO crystallized) do not remotely detract. Associations with fluorite and a strange sparkly, brecciated deposit on the lower portion give some needed contrast and helps show the dimensionality. IT TURNS OUT THIS SPARKLING WHITE MATERIAL IS ACTUALLY THE very RARELY CRYSTALLIZED SPECIES, Gearksutite. This HUGE specimen has to be one of the world's great examples of the species. At 10 pounds, and nearly a foot across, it is a riveting specimen with hundreds of intense orange crystals forming several large "humps" on matrix. MUCH BETTER In PERSON!