SKU #: 49253
Locality: Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, L'oriental Region, Morocco
Dimensions: 13.2 x 11.2 x 7.2 cm
The blue barite crystals from Nador, Morocco shocked the mineral world with their color, quality and aesthetics when they started appearing on the market about 10 years ago. The best specimens compete with crystallized barite from just about anywhere in the world, and while thousands of specimens were found, few undamaged, exceptional cabinet-size specimens made their way to market. This is an outstanding specimen for the find, featuring highly aesthetic radiating sprays of lustrous sky-blue barite crystals perched on contrasting white calcite matrix. The architecture of the specimen is exceptional, and the color and luster of the barite crystals are in the top 1% of the find. A modern classic. Jeff Scovil photo. Ex. Dr. Steve Neely Collection.