Large Cabinet, 19.1 x 15.0 x 8.0 cm
Ouray, San Miguel Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Dr. Peter Bancroft
This is by far the nicest Ouray quartz I have seen. Unlike most that one sees in dealers stocks which are milky, this matrix specimen features several colorless, partially transparent, lustrous, quartz crystals. And the size is good! The crystals reach 6.0 cm in length. Additionally and more significantly is the beauty added by a weird growth of second generation quartz which is festooned around the bases of the larger crystals. This secondary growth features rosettes of gemmy quartz crystals reaching 1.9 cm in length. Probably it is from the Idarado Mine, but I am not entirely sure of that. Despite the size of the specimen, other than an occasional ding at a termination here and there it is complete and very nearly pristine!