Collector's Piece: Gypsum coated Brochantite on Dolomite from Touissit, Morocco
Dimension: 9.8cm x 8.8cm x 4.5cm
Locality: Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker District, Jerada Province, L'oriental Region, Morocco
A spectacular top quality Gypsum coated Brochantite specimen from Touissit-Bou Beker, L'oriental Region, Morocco. Optic clear Gypsum var. Selenite completely coated the Brochantite, perched on an intense reddish brown matrix of Ferroan Dolomite. The centered, floral shaped Brochantite crystals aggregate displays an attractive lime-green color, contrasting nicely against the rugged geography of the Dolomite. A winning collector's piece and rare as the mines operated by the Compagnie Minière de Touissit were shut down in 2002. I had acquired a very small lot of this species back in 2013 and I only have 2 pieces left, of this fine quality now, the 2 pieces are equally pretty and this specimen has it all – fantastic colors, uniqueness and rarity. Comes with a high quality copper-wired display stand as pictured.