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Caledonite


Caledonite is a hydrated lead copper sulfate mineral. While known since 1820, Beudant (1832) assigned the mineral its current name, caledonite after Caledonia, Latin for Scotland, wherein the mineral was first found. This specimen consists of a quartz vein in schist, with an open cavity hosting caledonite crystals to 6 mm. A medium red-brown iron staining covering the quartz increases the contrasts with the gemmy cerulean blue caledonite. This is a choice specimen, with good separation of the crystals and excellent luster. From the finds of late 2007. Great piece!

Price: $600

Item code: MS1108

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