Quartz, Ilvaite
1st Sovietski Mine (1st Sovietskiy Mine), Dal'negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tetjuche), Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm
Two crossed, chisel-terminated ilvaite crystals, one an unsually big and fat one, both covered with sparkly quartz crystals but retaining their euhedral form! This truly special ilvaite specimen was mined ten years ago in Dalnegorsk. I have not seen one like it. 6.3 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm