is a beautiful mineral that forms very attractive bright red-purple needles .Is a Hydrated Cobalt Arsenate with formula Co3(AsO4)2-8(H2O) and hardness of 1.5-2.
Extremely fragile,easy to split and a crazy material to cut! Rarely seen in the markef either facet or cabs. Normally forms thin crust with short and small crystals of few millimeters.
This gem comes from Bou Azzer,Morocco and some natural cavities may be visible on the surface.Untreated.