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Calcite (Cobalt-rich) from Bou Azzer District, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

 
Calcite (Cobalt-rich) from Bou Azzer District, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Calcite (Cobalt-rich) from Bou Azzer District, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Calcite (Cobalt-rich) from Bou Azzer District, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco

DESCRIPTION:No. 50616
Mineral:Calcite (Cobalt-rich)
Locality:Bou Azzer District, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco
Description:Large cluster of hot-pink calcite crystals on gray matrix. The bright pink color of the calcite is caused by cobalt impurities and is frequently labeled by the obsolete terms: cobaltian-calcite or cobaltocalcite.
Overall Size:11x7x7 cm
Crystals:1-2 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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