Cabinet, 11.7 x 6.5 x 5.7 cm
Poudrette quarry (Demix quarry; Uni-Mix quarry; Desourdy quarry), Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville RCM, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
A huge, 7.5 cm siderite crystal sits upright on a sculptural matrix on this fine cabinet specimen from the Mt. St-Hilaire of Quebec. The front of the yellowish-brown siderite has stepped-faced, rhombic faces and has a silky luster. This is a complete all-around and undamaged crystal, with two of the sides having an overgrowth coating. The small siderite rhombs at the base are a superb accent. Ex. James Zigras Collection.