Location: Rosia Poieni Mine, Mușca, Lupșa Commune, Alba, Romania
Size: 110 x 44 x 22 mm
Rosia Poieni Mine, Mușca, Lupșa Commune, Alba, Romania
110 x 44 x 22 mm
The only compare able quality of Vivianite in entire Europe came from Trepca - and crystal size was not larger than 2,5 to 3cm. From Romania I had seen some samples from Herja and Nistru Baita - tiny opac stuff. I drop over the floor when I saw this stuff; it is simply incredible. The dimension, the quality, the luster and this fantastic color! Although the crystal is 35mm thick it only needs light background to see this amazing dark green (as good as best pieces from Bolivia). This specimen is from a recent discovery (only 3 weeks ago) near Rosia Poieni Mine - this is an active copper mine near famous Rosia Montana (Verespatak). In my evaluation one of the most relevant, the most important discoveries in entire Europe since decades. This is like someone would discover 15cm tall Brookite in Binn Valley or 20cm tall Tourmalines on Elba Island. It is simply incredible! The faces are highly lustrous, it is even end-pointed - not broken! Also the bottom is healed and backside is not less attractive than front-display.