Quartz, Chalcocite
Cabinet, 10.2 x 4.3 x 4.0 cm
Messina mine, Messina District, Limpopo Province, South Africa
A sharp, excellent and showy CABINET quartz crystal included with 3 minerals and very attractively complimented by a 1.7 cm chalcocite crystal from the famous Messina Mine of South Africa. The lustrous and translucent, pseudo-hexagonal quartz is included with native copper, epidote and chlorite. The crystal is complete all-around and is partially coated. The back of the termination is cleaved and there is a bruise at the base of the termination on the display side, but overall, they are not detracting. This remains a RARE, HIGHLY UNUSUAL and excellent quartz crystal with multiple mineral inclusions and an uncommon and very showy sidecar crystal. Comes with a California dealer "Burminco" label. Ex. Richard Hauck Quartz Collection.