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RM631   Aragonite with quartz (Jacinto de Compostela)

Bastennes, Amou, Landes, Aquitaine, France

No, it is not a Spanish aragonite, it is French. This specimen shows various crystals twinned and interpenetrating each other. They have a good brilliance and some transparence and color varies between from brown, reddish to colorless. Peppered by small red quartz crystals (Jacinto de Compostela), giving it a distinctive touch. Huge size. Dedicated to aragonite collectors.


Size: 5,2 x 4,8 x 4,8 cm.
Found in 1980's.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 
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