A killer in person, top quality chromian Clinoclore (Kammererite) in a quality that is simply not available anymore. Outstanding, unusually brilliant, rich deep purple Kammererite in large well formed crystals. These are transparent gem grade, sharp and in perfect condition. It seems there will not be anymore Kammererite from Turkey, even average pieces are now hard to get classics. Widely regarded as the very best ever found, the Kammererites of Kop Krom stand out worldwide. Most specimens were druses of very small crystals, pretty but not exceptional. However, this specimen has many big 7-8 mm plus sized prisms on a bright druse. Eyecatching display piece that is one of the best in this size.
Kammererite with Zaratite
Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari
5.5 x 3.6 x 2 CM (cabinet)
pre Tucson 2015 update
Intense color and in excellent condition, a rich specimen of well-crystallized Kammererite. The Kop Krom Mine has produced by far the best examples of this rare Chrome Clinochlore, this piece also has a druze of tiny Zaratite crystals best seen under magnification. The Kammererite crystals on this piece are not the typical plates or druse, they are sharp, prismatic and well exposed on the matrix. Hard to find in this quality.