Fluorite, Siderite, Quartz
Small Cabinet, 6.9 x 3.8 x 3.0 cm
2nd Sovietskii Mine (2nd Sovietskiy Mine), Dal'negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tetjuche), Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
A striking, yet truly unusual specimen from the 2nd Sovietskiy Mine at Dal'negorsk. A fine cluster of glassy, nearly transparent, modified fluorite cubes sprinkled with flesh-colored siderite is perched atop a natural, quartz-rich, "egg." The egg is also peppered with tiny siderites. And the protruding clusters of quartz crystals add character to the "egg." The "egg" looks likes its hatching, with the quartz crystals coming out of the bottom. All of the major fluorites in the cluster are pristine. A strange, but very interesting Dal'negorsk specimen.