Muscovite, Quartz
Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 7.5 x 7.0 cm
Two "books" of large, pearlescent, tan muscovite crystals (the larger book is over 8 cm across!), lean out dramatically from one another on quartz matrix. They have a pretty, shimmering silver appearance, like fish scales, caused by the stepped-growth. Old material. Ex. Richard Hauck Collection. Probably from the old Conselheiro Pena locale.