2" Pink Dolomite Crystal Cluster - Morocco

This specimen mainly contains pinkish dolomite crystals on a dolomite matrix, collected from Morocco. One half of this specimen contains nothing but pristine dolomite crystals that protrude outward from the dolomite matrix.

Dolomite is an anhydrous carbonate mineral composed of calcium magnesium carbonate—CaMg(CO3)2.

The mineral dolomite crystallizes in the trigonal-rhombohedral system. It forms white, tan, gray, or pink crystals. Dolomite is a double carbonate, having an alternating structural arrangement of calcium and magnesium ions. It does not rapidly dissolve in dilute hydrochloric acid as calcite does. Crystal twinning is common.

The mineral dolomite was first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1768 and In 1791, it was described as a rock by the French naturalist and geologist Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu who first recognized the material in buildings of the old city of Rome, and later as samples collected in the mountains known as the Dolomite Alps of northern Italy.
Bou Bekker, Touissit, Morocco.
2" long, 1.7" wide