Shattuckite Included in Quartz
Okenwasi Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 6.6 x 4.6 x 4.2 cm
A true rarity! Few shattuckite in quartz inclusions come from here, despite the profusion of both species. And, of the ones we do see more routinely, most are very small inclusions (sub-mm) in very small quartzes. This piece hosts a big fat 3.5 x 3 cm quartz point rising out of massive quartz matrix. In that quartz point, which is well-terminated by the way, are discrete, large, individual and isolated, floating balls of shattuckite to 5 mm. The effect is striking and unique, and I have seen only 2 other similar pieces of quality.