3.5" Cobaltoan Calcite Crystal Cluster - Bou Azzer, Morocco

This is a cluster of vibrant pink, Cobaltoan Calcite crystals from the Agoudal Mine in Morocco. There is a dark mineral associated with the calcite crystals, likely tenorite. When looking closely, a small cluster of malachite crystals can be seen jammed between calcite crystals.

Cobaltoan calcite, also known as cobaltocalcite is one of many different varieties of calcite, forming with a chemical composition of (Ca,Co)CO3. It crystallizes in a trigonal crystal system, and it forms rhombohedral or scalenohedral crystals. These crystals tend to display a pink color of which intensity can range anywhere from a pinkish-salmon to a hot pink.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Cobaltoan Calcite
LOCATION
Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
SIZE
3.5" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#90326