Turquoise on Quartz
Small Cabinet, 7.6 x 2.7 x 2.4 cm
Bishop Mine, Lynch Station, Campbell Co., Virginia, USA
Ex. Martin Zinn
Crystallized turquise is for some reason a true rarity in nature and occurs only at a very few localities worldwide. This one, in Virginia, is the most famous of them. While the crystals individually are sub-mm, this piece overall has an incredibly rich and pristine coverage area that is loaded with them, making it an important specimen.