Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Orthoclase, Schorl, Opal (Var: Opal-An)
Cabinet, 10.0 x 7.0 x 7.0 cm
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
An exceptional combination piece of unusual, and very attractive, stark white Orthoclase crystals intergrown with gemmy Smoky Quartz and Schorl needles. All on granite, with a small amount of Hyalite Opal as a bonus: an incredible fluorescent accent. The Orthoclase crystals are tabular, with the largest ones being 3.5 cm, and twinned. The gemmy Smoky Quartzes are more on the order of 1 cm, as are the Schorls. I've not quite seen the likes of this specimen before. It is a great piece from a famous location, but more than that it is just unusual from anywhere, in its overall aspect. Ex. Charlie Key.