Orthoclase, Opal (Var: Opal-An)
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Cabinet, 11.5 x 7.3 x 6.5 cm
A starkly dramatic, superb cluster of five complete, prismatic crystals of Orthoclase from the Erongo Mountains. About four years ago, a number of prismatic Orthoclase crystals associated with Fluorite came out. However, none of the feldspars that reached the market compared with this specimen. The longest crystal is 8.5 cm long, and there is a generous coating of Hyalite Opal. A great specimen in form, quality, and aesthetics. So sharp, it looks carved. Ex. Charlie Key.