Blue Anhydrite Fan Crystals

Blue Anhydrite Fan Crystals from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico


Robert Lavinsky


On its own merits, this is a beautiful display specimen with a nice pastel blue color, and interesting geometry. More than that, this specimen is one of the very best of its rarified style: a strange, splaying and curved, very robust crystal habit that came from a small find in the mid-2000's at this famous locality. Sure enough, Anhydrite is very common here and often single crystals are just sold cheaply as wholesale material, both now and in the past. However, this particular find, this style, have only a handful of fine specimens on the market or in collections - and never cheaply. They stand out from the crowd of literally thousands of other Mexican Anhydrites. From the well known Mexico collection of Jason New, which was bought by Rob Lavinsky in 2010. Joe Budd photos.


Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico


11.8 x 9.0 x 5.8 cm.