Natural Salrose Specimens x 12 From Kakanda, Congo

R 821.00 ZAR
  • Natural Salrose Specimens x 12 From Kakanda, Congo

Natural Salrose Specimens x 12 From Kakanda, Congo

R 821.00 ZAR

PRODUCT INFORMATION


General Description

Amazing selected crystalline Salrose specimens with a range of colours and crystal sizes. Strangely its mostly commonly considered Pink Calcite or Cobalt Calcite but in fact the material can also potentially be pink Dolomite. Salrose is the common name which is often given to both the cobalt bearing dolomite or calcites which comes out of the Congo. It is often difficult to tell the difference between the calcite or dolomite hosts particularly when the specimens are microcrystalline in nature. Therefore, as a precautionary measure the common name is often used interchangeably to refer to both or either the calcite or dolomite forms. Salrose is generally an over arching term used to describe the "pink stuff" often found in the copper bearing deposits in Southern and Central Africa. Salrose is thus a classic collectible mineral from Congo which is very attractive and very affordable. Specimens can have associations of Malachite or other commonly occurring Copper based minerals but not in all instances. Generally speaking, the colour intensity, extent of crystalline exposure and size of the individual crystals determine the grading and ultimately the price. Material ranges from pale pink none gemmy specimens, all the way to highly optic deep pink gemmy material which is exceptionally rare. Price is grade dependent. Items are as shown.


Product Data

Locality = Kakanda, Congo
Grade = Good to Very Good Grade
Size = 49 - 77 mm | 1.9 - 3 inch
Net Weight = 1.7 Kg | 3.7 Lbs
Product Type = Small Batch

Weight = 1.67 kg

SKU = A83497SAL

Currently 1 in stock.

Please Note: The product title specifies the exact number of pieces included for the listed product price e.g. x 12, x 1, x 35 etc. The vast majority of our products are individually graded batches or single pieces which are priced accordingly. Therefore, if we state “Currently 1 in stock” this means we have 1 batch and/or 1 piece available as per the number of pieces indicated in the product title.

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PRODUCT INFORMATION


General Description

Amazing selected crystalline Salrose specimens with a range of colours and crystal sizes. Strangely its mostly commonly considered Pink Calcite or Cobalt Calcite but in fact the material can also potentially be pink Dolomite. Salrose is the common name which is often given to both the cobalt bearing dolomite or calcites which comes out of the Congo. It is often difficult to tell the difference between the calcite or dolomite hosts particularly when the specimens are microcrystalline in nature. Therefore, as a precautionary measure the common name is often used interchangeably to refer to both or either the calcite or dolomite forms. Salrose is generally an over arching term used to describe the "pink stuff" often found in the copper bearing deposits in Southern and Central Africa. Salrose is thus a classic collectible mineral from Congo which is very attractive and very affordable. Specimens can have associations of Malachite or other commonly occurring Copper based minerals but not in all instances. Generally speaking, the colour intensity, extent of crystalline exposure and size of the individual crystals determine the grading and ultimately the price. Material ranges from pale pink none gemmy specimens, all the way to highly optic deep pink gemmy material which is exceptionally rare. Price is grade dependent. Items are as shown.


Product Data

Locality = Kakanda, Congo
Grade = Good to Very Good Grade
Size = 49 - 77 mm | 1.9 - 3 inch
Net Weight = 1.7 Kg | 3.7 Lbs
Product Type = Small Batch