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RM733   Wavellite with turquoise (crystallized)

Palazuelo de las Cuevas, Aliste, Zamora, Castilla y León, Spain

In this specimen we can see some matrix cavities covered by botryoidal aggregates formed by wavellite crystals. Different layers of wavellite are observed. Its color is greenish yellow and more bluish in some areas by the presence of turquoise. They are partially covered by several small aggregates of lanceolate turquoise crystals (see photo) with a light blue color.

These wavellite and turquoise specimens have been analyzed by microprobe and we will send the results to the purchaser, with the SEM photograph of both species. Palazuelo de las Cuevas area is known worldwide for variscite, that were worked for making beads in the Neolithic period, it was 5.000 years ago.

Size: 7,0 x 5,5 x 4,5 cm.
Found in 03/2013.