Quartz (Var: Prase), Hedenbergite
Serifos Island (Seriphos), Cyclade Islands (Cyclades; Kikladhes; Nomos Kikladhon), Kyklades Prefecture, Aegean Islands (Aiyaion) Department, Greece
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 5.9 x 4.7 cm
Mined in the late 1980's and early 1990's in a skarn on the island of Seriphos, Greece, these included quartz crystals are among the most unusual and beautiful of their kind. This particular specimen is on MATRIX (very rare!) and features bunches of smaller crystals to 3 cm tall along with one crystal that is nearly 6 cm tall. This particularly aesthetic specimen has rich deep green inclusions of the calcium -iron silicate hedenbergite. An added bonus is that the included color grades from dark to light green towards the terminations. This is a very high quality specimen of its type, unusual for both color saturation AND matrix association as well as overall quality per se. 8 x 5.9 x 4.7 cm