MOZ1 Scapolite
Namitil, Nampula, Mozambique
5.2x 2.2x 2.1 cm
$1400

Scapolite of this quality is better known from Mpwawa, Tanzania, and crystals like this one are virtually unheard of from Mozambique (actually, this crystal would be large even for Tanzania.) According to the mine owner, this crystal came from a small batch of 3 or 4 crystals. The others were faceted, this one was preserved. This is an exceptional scapolite for any locality, but is doubly rare being from Mozambique. The crystal is terminated and very gemmy. I have never seen another of this size and quality from the country.











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