Talc, Quartz
Miniature, 3.6 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm
Johannes Mine, Gopfersgrun, Wunsiedel, Fichtelgebirge, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
A SUPERB specimen of two, super-sharp, tan, talc pseudomorphs after quartz crystals jauntily set in massive talc matrix from a renowned locality for this RARE replacement - the Johannes Mine, Bavaria, Germany. The two pseudos are so sharp and lustrous, that they look man-made, but the beautiful patina is diagnostic, that they are, in fact, natural and not carved from a massive talc block. Seldom on the market in this quality, this is very old material. It once was called "steatite".