Skutterudite Var. Chloanthite on Quartz
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.0 x 2.0 cm
Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany
Extremely sharp crystals to 7mm, combined with unusually fine pseudocubic crystallography, makes this specimen a very choice miniature for the locality. These were collected, I am told, between the 1880s and 1920s. Most such specimens are rather lumpy, less rich, or simply have more poorly developed crystals. For the market, this is a very special and choice you'd expect from the German suite of this particular collection, which was clearly its pride and joy.