Quartz, Ajoite
Thumbnail, 2.9 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm
Messina mine, Messina District, Limpopo Province, South Africa
This is, gram for gram, one of the finest examples of the Ajoite-included Quartz crystals from the world-famous discovery at the Messina Mine (MR, V.22, #3). Now impossible to obtain on the market! This crystal is sharply terminated with good clarity and luster, which permits an excellent view of the equally sharp Ajoite phantom inside the UNPOLISHED crystal. Moreover, it is doubly-terminated and a floater, complete all around. It has only the tiniest of small edge wear and is doubly terminated, too. A world class thumb of this material! Has to be among the very best.... 2.9 x 1.3 x 1 cm