Bornite, Quartz
Miniature, 3.7 x 3.4 x 2.0 cm
Dzhezkazgan Mine (Zhezkazgan Mine), Dzhezkazgan, Zhezqazghan Oblysy (Dzezkazgan Oblast'; Dzhezkazgan Oblast'; Djezkazgan Oblast'; Jezkazgan Oblast'), Kazakhstan
Iridescent, sharp, isolated to intergrown, bornite crystals are aesthetically set on a plate of colorless quartz crystals on this fine specimen from the Dzhezkazgan Mine of Kazakhstan. Classic and highly representative material from this well-known locale. Once moderately common, they are now available only from recycled collections. Ex. Tarnowski Collection.