Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Orthoclase, Schorl, Opal (Var: Opal-An)
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Cabinet, 10.0 x 7.0 x 7.0 cm
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.