Small Cabinet, 7.6 x 4.0 x 3.1 cm
Vishnevogorsk, Chelyabinsk, Oblast, Russia
Ex. Martin Zinn
Perched in a vug in granite, along with white, botryoidal quartz, are several, brownish-orange, pyrochlore crystals, to 1.75 cm across. There are even gemmy highlights in some of the crystals. Minor contact is noticeable but considering the rarity and size of these crystals, it is insignificant. As an added bonus there is a gemmy, yellow, acicular crystal about 2 mm long. At this point this crystal is an unknown to me, but its there. These pyrochlores are very lustrous and sharp!.