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Mineral Specimen #4705    Erythrite, Cobaltite

Sara Alicia Mine, San Bernardo, Mun. de Alamos, Sonora, Mexico

6.9 x 5.3 x 3.5 cm
2.7 x 2.1 x 1.4 in


Small crystals of dark rosy magenta colored Erythrite crystals cover much of this specimen. Under close examination, the crystals can be seen to have two habits, needle like and bladed. This is a classic, old Mexican location for this species. What is quite unusual for this specimen is the additional presence of massive Cobaltite in the matrix. The specimen is on the larger size for the location.

Condition: Fairly Good

Flaws: There are a number of bruised areas.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Mexico | Arsenates | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars