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Dolomite var. Cobaltian from Mupine Mine, Katanga (Shaba) Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 
Dolomite var. Cobaltian from Mupine Mine, Katanga (Shaba) Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dolomite var. Cobaltian from Mupine Mine, Katanga (Shaba) Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

DESCRIPTION:No. 51621
Mineral:Dolomite var. Cobaltian
Locality:Mupine Mine, Katanga (Shaba) Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Description:Vivid hot-pink lustrous translucent dolomite crystals coating one face of gray matrix. The bright pink color of the dolomite crystals (frequently mislabeled as calcite or cobaltian calcite) are due to cobalt impurities. Ex. Larry Krause (1945-2010) collection
Overall Size:5x4x4 cm
Crystals:1-2.5 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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