Stellerite, Calcite
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 3.0 x 1.2 cm
Nizhnyaya Tunguska River Basin (Lower Tunguska River), Evenkia (Evenkiyskiy Autonomous okrug), Krasnoyarsk Territory (Krasnoyarsk Kray; Krasnoyarskii Krai), Eastern-Siberian Region
Outstanding pair of Stellerite spheres, the largest of which is 2.5 cm across. The luster is excellent, and they are gemmy enough to clearly distinguish the individual bladed crystals within the sphere. The color is a very nice medium brown, and the lovely terminated Calcites add greatly to the superb aesthetics of the piece. Note the very unusual and rare locality, from a zeolite deposit in this basin known for a famous meteorite impact in the early 1900s more than for its minerals. Ex. Charlie Key stock.