Stellerite, Calcite
Cabinet, 9.5 x 6.0 x 5.5 cm
Sarbaiskoe deposit (Sarbai; Sarbay Mine), Qostaney Oblysy (Kostanai [Kustany] Oblast'), Kazakhstan
This is an exceptional specimen just covered with light blue-white 1 cm blades of Calcite intergrown with spheres of honey-colored Stellerite. The largest sphere measures a whopping 3 cm across, and the crystals have great luster and are gemmy. What really add to the overall aesthetics are the small crystals of Stellarite that wind their way across the matrix, leading to the large cluster. Very attractive and dramatic. This locality has produced among the world's best stellerite specimens and certainly the prettiest. This piece just sparkles and glows in person.