2.8" Roselite Crystal Cluster - Morocco

 
This is a small cluster of very richly colored roselite crystals from the Bou Azer District of Morocco.

Roselite is a monoclinic mineral of the hydrated phosphates group, and has a chemical formula of Ca2Co(AsO4)2 · 2H2O. It gained its name not from the rose color that is generally exhibited by the mineral, but was in fact named in honor of a German mineralogist by the name of Gustav Rose. However, the name is quite fitting, for roselite typically displays a vitreous rose-red to pink color. Darker colored crystals have been known to frequently display marked color zoning due to variations in molecular composition.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Roselite
LOCATION
Bou Azer District, Morocco
SIZE
2.8 x 2.6"
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#137021