Oumil Mine, Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate
Souss Massa Draa Region,
5.3 x 4.4 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
Worldwide mix summer
A good clean vug of densely packed Scorodite crystals from Bou Azzer. The crystals reach 6mm but most are smaller. The color is mostly green but a few blue-purple prisms are seen on some edges. From finds about 12 years ago, this is a very good representative specimen with good coverage.
A very fine old time Scorodite plate with hundreds of sharp, transparent crystals to about 3mm thickly covering the display face. Far larger specimen than was typical with a dense coverage. From Bou Azer, this quality of material has not been found there for decades. No damage seen even at 30X magnification (which is very rare) and the crystals have a color range from a purplish- brown to greenish-blue. All are perfectly transparent with glassy luster. Formerly in the Chris Amo collection, choice.
Scorodite on Pyrite
Guangxi Autonomous Region,
3.1 x 2.6 x 2.5 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
At first glance this looks like a mass of pyrite with a little bright blue Scorodite crystal. With closer examination it is nearly all Scorodite with a coating of pyrite. The bulk of the "matrix" is yellow, brown and blue- green Scorodite crystals up to 1.6 CM. Everything is covered with sparkling crystals of Pyrite that hide most of the underlying crystals. In undamaged condition, this is from the one time find at Henzoh about 5 years ago. There have not been more found since then. A very good value for one of these!
A nice sized vug of rich gemmy blue Scorodites in a hard (not crumbly!) matrix. Micro brownish spheres are noted that are reputed to be Beudantites but look much like Carminites to me, either way, a nice addition. In excellent condition, with magnification it is possible to see through the very clear blue crystals to the brown matrix below! A Mexican classic, these are rare on the market and this is a good example.