2.0" Magenta Erythrite Cystals on Matrix

 
This mineral specimen from Morocco contains lustrous deep purple erythrite crystals of various sizes, protruding from a black matrix. Small, well defined crystals can be found surrounding much of the matrix, with a large crystal forming from the center of the cluster.

Erythrite is a soft and delicate secondary mineral, typically forming prismatic crystals in cobalt-bearing deposits. Erythrite from around the world is known for displaying a deep purple luster, with crystals from Bou Azzer, Morocco having some of the largest and most magnificent characteristics around.

Finding specimens with large crystals is more rare than not, due to the difficulty in removing erythrite from it's matrix, without breakage.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Erythrite
LOCATION
Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
SIZE
2.0" long, 1.5" wide
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#43199