San Martin Mine, San Martin, Zacatecas, Mexico
Cabinet, 10.8 x 9.8 x 5.7 cm
A gorgeous, pastel pink plate of intergrown, glassy and translucent apophyllite crystals, to 5 cm in length.The tetragonal symmetry of the apophyllite crystals is clearly evident. An unusual treasure from The San Martin Mine, this came from a small find in about 2004. Very few of this caliber came out, and most had considerable damage if in this size range...or were simply smaller. Since that time, a few new finds have come out of pink apophyllite in the form of small, pointy crystals. These large, tabular crystals have remained rare, and this small find should be considered quite important for Mexico, I think. NOTE: Not from Romero collection, although posted in this update as it fit the context well enough. Comes with custom lucite base already made for the specimen.