Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Microcline, Albite, Limonite
Papachacra, Belen Department, Catamarca, Argentina
Small Cabinet, 6.9 x 4.8 x 4.3 cm
A very interesting and aesthetic combination piece from recent finds in Argentina. Complete-all-around and pristine, this specimen is highlighted by the sharp, lustrous, translucent, 3.1 cm smoky quartz crystal. As an accent to the smoky quartz crystal, tiny limonite pseudomorphs after siderite crystals are embedded in several faces. Tiny, snow-white albite crystals are scattered about epitaxially on the sharp, cream-colored microcline crystals. A very fine and highly representative combination piece from the find.