Bright metalic large crystals in an esthetic cluster well exposed and isolated on matrix. Nearly pure Skutterudite with just a few specks of contrasting white Calcite. Modern classics, Moroccan specimens of this calibre are world class, and by far the best of the specie. Better in person this is a striking piece in hand with sharp definitions.
Aghbar Mine,Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Quarzazate Province
6.6 x 4.5 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
Pre Holiday 2017
A very bright color rounded knob that is also covered with rounded crystals of rich magenta-purple Co Calcite. The back and botton are the attachment points where this was broken from the bedrock but the display surface (front, top and sides) is in perfect condition and very impressive. The individual crystals have a bright wet-look luster and many are also two toned making a very eyecatching display. This locale has now been flooded and we do not expect to see the produced again. A future classic with the unique color that makes the best of these so desirable. Choice.
Big (up to 4.2 cm), sharp shining metallic silver crystals clustered on matrix. Esthetic with better than average presentation, this is excellent specimen of this cobalt arsenide. Without doubt the Bou Azzer area produced the very best of the specie, prior to these the best were German, rare, expensive and far less pretty. The display side of this is in excellent condition. It is contacted on the right side and has damage at the rear where it was removed, not seen in normal display. This locality still produces a few good pieces every few years but it will not last forever. These are future classics especially when they are this good.