Kutnahorite And Quartz on Rhodochrosite
Cavnic, Romania (TYPE LOCALITY)
Cabinet, 10.9 x 7.3 x 4.2 cm
Ex. Harold Urish
A matrix of beautiful, massive pink rhodochrosite, is the pincushion for a host of gemmy, colorless quartz crystals, to .8 cm in length. On top of the quartz crystals is a coating of off white kutnahorite along with a few crystals of splendent, brassy chalcopyrite, to .75 cm across. Despite its Trepca-like appearance, URI34 is not from Trepca it is from Cavnic Romania. Atypical piece from there! I am told this by a European collector with firsthand knowledge.