Quartz, Hedenbergite, Grossular
Sinerechenskoe skarn occurrence (Sinerechenskoye; Sineretschenskoye; Sinerechenskiy Mine; Blue River), Kavalerovo Mining District, Dal'negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tet
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 4.2 x 2.0 cm
A striking, aesthetic and pristine specimen of sharp, lustrous, bulb-like quartz crystal included with green hedenburgite. The dominant quartz crystal is 6.4 cm tall. These crystals are called quartz "prases." The quartz crystals rest on a matrix that is essentially solid grossular garnet microcrystals. There is even a small beta quartz crystal on the piece (close-up). This superb specimen, for the combination species, is from the much less well-known Sinerechenskoe Mine of the Kavalerovo Mining District, near Dal'negorsk, Russia. Ex. Richard Hauck Collection.