Marcasite, Quartz
Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Cabinet, 13.0 x 10.0 x 8.0 cm
Just an amazingly dramatic mineral specimen. This is a HUGE ball of golden, sparkling marcasite, complete and undamaged, nestled in a carefully-trimmed bed of quartz crystals. There is a sprinkling of little marcasite crystals on the quartz crystals as well, making them glitter. This specimen can be displayed beautifully from at least three different angles. One of just three specimens of this style I have seen. 13 x 10 x 8 cm