Euclase on Calcite
Miniature, 4.9 x 3.2 x 3.0 cm
Gachala, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia

Very rarely can one get a gem euclase on matrix, let alone a piece of this high quality. The crystal about 1.5 inches long, is glassy and dramatic, with a brilliant luster and color that has to be seen to be believed. These few gemmy, matrix euclases from this emerald mine are rated as the best of species, and I would think this must be among the best matrix miniatures known. It came out around 2003-2004. It is, surely, in rarified company.Joe Budd Photos. I have to admit I sold this perhaps 3-4 years ago, but just had it back for cleaning, base, and photography; and so its only posted here for fun. This euclase is simply awesomely colorful, and impactful, in person.