Quartz (Var: Amethyst), Sphalerite
Commodore Mine, Amethyst Vein, Creede District, Mineral Co., Colorado, USA
Toenail, 3.0 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm
Sphalerites are classics from the old Creede locality, but during exploration of the 5-level in the old Commodore Mine in 2002/2003, a small find was made of sphalerites, chalcopyrites and galenas in association with small, pretty amethyst crystals! This large, sharp sphalerite compound crystal has a wonderfully architectural form, with multiple parallel triangular flashing faces. The little blooms of lavender amethyst add a beautiful accent! 3 x 3 x 2.5 cm