• Vivianite
  • Vivianite
  • Vivianite
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates

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.

Details

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

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Vivianite

Related Mineral Specimens

Vivianite
$2,500
 Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo, Europe
This first-rate Vivianite crystal from the TrepĨa complex in Kosovo looks perfect and stunning...
Vivianite
$700
 Oruro Department, Bolivia, South America
Excellently developed crystals of bladed Vivianite crystals from Oruro Department, Bolivia (probably...
Vivianite
$1,200
 Blackbird Mine Complex, Blackbird District, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA, North America
A rare and strikingly beautiful purple, indigo and violet Vivianite from the famous Blackbird Mine...
Vivianite
$350
 Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo, Europe
A splendid, 1.3 cm tall Vivianite crystal with a kink halfway along the a-axis of the crystal...