Proustite, Quartz
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 4.7 x 1.8 cm
St Andreasberg, St Andreasberg District, Harz Mts, Lower Saxony, Germany
A beautifully gemmy and lustrous, 4 mm, blood-red proustite crystal nicely sits in a vug atop a narrow, quartz-rich vein on this CLASSIC, OLD-TIMER from St. Andreasberg, Germany. The backside of the piece even has the wall rock attached to the quartz vein. A showy, highly representative specimen from this famous locality. From an old European collection assembled pre-1900.