Stellerite, Calcite
Cabinet, 10.5 x 5.9 x 3.2 cm
Rudnyi Altai, Shyghys Qazaqstan Oblysy (Vostochno-Kazakhstanskaya [Eastern-Kazakhstan] Oblast'), Kazakhstan
This is an exceptionally rich specimen just covered with bright, lustrous intergrown spheres of orange stellerite on matrix. The largest sphere measures a whopping 2.5 cm across. This locality has produced among the world's best stellerite specimens and certainly the prettiest. This piece just sparkles and glows in person and is the best I have seen from here in awhile - they came out in the 90s and have been scarce, since then. 10.5 x 5.9 x 3.2 cm