• Vivianite
  • Vivianite
  • Vivianite


$1,200.00   €1,010  £870.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC19046
The Kerch Peninsula, part of the Crimea Peninsula in the Ukraine, is particularly famous for its excellent specimens of the iron phosphate Vivianite.  This beautiful large miniature/small cabinet specimen has two main crystalline structures of Vivianite crystals covering a rusty brown limonitic matrix.  Its top surface is encrusted with botryoidal bluish-black Vivianite forming hillocky mounds.  Over these sit the two crystallised groups, one measuring 4 x 3 cm with upward pointing crystals forming a three-dimensional spray and adjacent to this, a spray forming an inverted cone.  Although intensely dark blue-green and hence appearing black, the crystalline structure of the inverted cone flashes electric sapphire blue.  A showy and most pleasing Vivianite from the Kerch Peninsula.


7.2 × 5.5 × 5.4 cm
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Kerch Peninsula, Crimea Oblast, Ukraine, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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