Brookite, Quartz
Cabinet, 9.8 x 9.5 x 6.5 cm
Taftan, Chagai District, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan
A striking, 2.0 cm, highly lustrous, mahogany-colored brookite blade rests in a very imposing position on the side of an aesthetic, cathedral-like cluster of water-clear quartz spires. The termination of the brookite crystal was engulfed by the growing adjacent quartz crystal with stunning effect. This impressive piece, with such complexity, is nearly pristine in frontal view. It is one of the finer pieces I know of from a small series of finds in 2007. The 7.2 cm, compound quartz crystal cluster on the back right side is actually a doubly terminated scepter.