Quartz on Quartz Pseudomorph After Baryte
Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 5.7 x 3.9 cm
Silver Point Mine, Ouray District, Colorado, USA
Ex. Richard Hauck; Arthur Montgomery
A striking, 3-dimensional specimen of quartz featuring 2 generations. The first is the quartz that forms the central rectangle, having replaced an original Baryte crystal with a solid plate of quartz through pseudomorphing the Baryte. Later, another generation of quartz grew atop, spraying out in all directions. The overall result is super-elegant and flashy, and very unusual. It is amazing it has survived in such good condition (only one tiny missing crystal out of all!). Said to have been found by the legendary field collector Arthur Montgomery, according to Hauck.