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RM1417   Aragonite on basaltic rock

Mamelles Beach, Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal

From a locality not represented in collections it is coming this specimen of aragonite. It shows aggregates of prismatic crystals, very sharp, in divergent growth, transparent and good brilliance. These specimens were collected in a nearby cliffs of two small volcanoes in the western end of the Cape Vert peninsula, near Dakar, in underground quarries. A mineral rarity.

Size: 6.0 x 6.0 x 3.4 cm.
Main crystal: 14 x 1 mm.

Fluorescent under long wave UV