Baryte, Quartz
Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
Large Cabinet, 19.3 x 9.4 x 7.3 cm
A large, gorgeous Chinese specimen out of the noted collection of Ed David. What you have is an amazingly elegant cluster of quartz crystals, with gemmy flattened crystals of baryte that have attached themselves attractively to the crystals. Anchoring the specimen, in back, is an 11-cm quartz crystal. Sticking forwards towards the front are superb quartz crystals with an amazing perfection to them - perfect symmetry, a very gradual taper, and a slightly silky luster.