27
Sep

Gem of the day #3

   Posted by: dsheret759   in Uncategorized

Cerro del Mercado mine, Durango Mexico
Specimen size: 4×3.3×2 cm
Description: A 3.2×1.5 cm green-yellow crystal is intergrown with a breccia-matrix containing quartz, calcite, apatite fragments and pyroxene partly replaced by yellow nontronite. The transparent  crystal has a good lustre but also many internal fractures. It is mounted on a wooden base.


Can you name this gem?

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