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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. 51528
Mineral:Calcite (Cobalt-rich)
Locality:Bou Azzer District, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Morocco
Description:Rounded cluster of lustrous transparent-to-translucent pink rhombohedral calcite crystals on calcite-rich gangue. The calcite pink color is caused by cobalt impurities (commonly mislabeled as the obsolete mineral name cobaltocalcite or cobaltoan calcite) Ex. Larry Krause (1945-2010) collection
Overall Size:4x3.5x2.5 cm
Crystals:4-8 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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