Old Stock Ajoite in Quartz Crystal Cluster Messina South Africa 179.5 Grams
Enlarged photos taken with fluorescent daylight lighting. Messina Ajoite In Quartz Crystal Cluster. In Tucson in 2008 there was talk of the new Ajoites in Quartz from the Messina mine in South Africa. Here is what happened according to several sources. There were maintenance workers in a truck cleaning in the old Messina mine area when the truck fell into a ditch. In this ditch was a pocket of gorgeous Ajoites. So one of the best materials in the show in 2008 was the new Ajoites. Messina Ajoite in Quartz crystals are becoming harder and harder to find and are rare.
The original Messina Mine, has been closed and flooded since the mid 1990's. At the 2019 East Coast Gem & Mineral Show I was able to bring home this beautiful cluster. This specimen measures 3 5/16" x 2 1/2" x 2 5/16 and weighs 179.5 Grams.
There are at least 8 crystals with Ajoite phantoms. The tall crystal has a Hematite phantom. The item "Old Stock Ajoite in Quartz Crystal Cluster Messina South Africa 179.5 Grams" is in sale since Sunday, August 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Crystals & Mineral Specimens\Crystals". The seller is "wayneandannie" and is located in Merrimack, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Japan, Australia.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: South Africa
- Color: Clear + Aqua
- Crystals: Natural Crystal
- Form, Shape: Point
- Item Type: Mineral Specimens
- Mineral: Quartz Ajoite
- Origin: Africa
- Specimen Type: Crystals
- Treatment: Natural and Rough condition, no Treatment
- Type: Crystal
- Type of Mineral: Ajoite, Quartz, Tenorite
- Size: 3 5/16" x 2 1/2" x 2 5/16"