Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Microcline, Albite
Papachacra, Belen Department, Catamarca, Argentina
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.5 cm
A fine combination specimen from recent finds at Papachacra, Argentina. Four pristine, gemmy and lustrous smoky quartz crystals to 2.6 cm project upward from a sloping field of sharp, off-white microcline crystals. Pastel-blue albite crystals are richly sprinkled and epitactically grown on the microcline crystals.