Transparent, large and flawless anglesite crystals are rare, and some crystals from the Toussit Mine have been of sufficient quality for cutting beautiful faceted gems. These gems have high brilliance because of their high lead content, which gives ‘fire’ from the splitting of light into its spectral colours, and the gem cut, which reflects light from their interiors.
Albert Chapman purchased this specimen from German mineral collector and dealer Horst Burkard in 1984.
Toussit Mine, Gebel Mahser, near Oudja, Morocco
5.5 x 3.5 x 0.23 cm
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