3" Wide Crocoite Specimen From Tasmania - Killer Specimen

 
 


This is a stunning cluster of bright orange Crocoite crystals from the famous Adelaide Mine in Tasmania. The entire specimen is 3" wide with the longest crystal being approximately 1.2" in length.

The crystals are extremely delicate and the specimen is glue within an 4" wide plexiglass display case. The specimen can be removed by soaking the glue in acetone, though it's not advisable, as the base looks nice and provide protection.

Crocoite is a rare mineral, brilliant, red/orange mineral consisting of lead chromate. It was first discovered in Russia and has since only been found in a small number of other localities around the world. The crystals often form long, slender, prisms arranged in dense clusters.

The Adelaide Mine in Tasmania is undoubtedly the world’s most famous producer of crocoite specimens. In the decades the mine has been worked only a small number of pockets of top quality Crocoite have been found. One pocket was located in the 1970's another in the 1990's and most of the recent material is coming from a single large pocket found in 2010.




DETAILS
SPECIES
Crocoite
LOCATION
Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
SIZE
3x2.6", Longest crystal 1.2"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#38901