Gypsum (Var: Selenite), Quartz
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 4.9 x 4.5 cm
Roata Mine, Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania

A dramatic piece with a super SHARP, WATER CLEAR, fat selenite crystal perched atop matrix. Its perfection is really breathtaking, and that is not an exaggeration. I remember seeing Marty walk out of a room he got to before I did, in the late 90s, with this piece. I loved it then and all the more so now, as it remains exceptional for the locality and really is a fine specimen by any standard as well. 6.5 x 4.9 x 4.5 cm