Irai, Alto Uruguai region, Rio Grande do Sul, South Region, Brazil
Cabinet, 15.4 x 10.6 x 5.9 cm
Irai was known for superb calcites, and then the supply seemed to dry up. There were hardly any available at the Tucson show, and they were overpriced, so we bought none. Then, to our surprise, we found this wonderful cache of new specimens with one dealer at the small Spring Denver Show, and cherry-picked all the best ones. Unlike in the past, the calcites in this batch showed all sorts of different forms. This one has isolated, long, spiky translucent crystals. 15.4 x 10.6 x 5.9 cm