3.1" Magenta Erythrite Cystals - Bou Azzer, Morocco

 
This mineral specimen from Morocco contains lustrous deep purple erythrite crystals of various sizes, protruding from a black matrix. Erythrite crystals can be found on both sides of the matrix, as well as in between small gaps. multiple clusters of pristine erythrite crystals can be seen on what could be considered the top of the specimen.

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
3.1" long, 2.5" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#43207