Quartz, Schorl, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Cabinet, 9.9 x 8.2 x 6.4 cm
Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
A fine and unusual specimen from the Richard Hauck Collection and Minas Gerais, Brazil. The water-clear quartz crystals are heavily invested with schorl needles. None of the multitude of schorl crystals protrude out of the quartz crystals. I like the jackstraw pattern of quartz crystals and how the pearlescent cleavelandite compliments and accents the dark, included quartz crystals. The two, tiny, schorl-included quartz crystals on the cleavelandite are a very nice accent. The large quartz crystal is 9.5 cm and is doubly terminated. The lower, large quartz crystal is also doubly terminated and is 9.0 cm long.