Brookite on Quartz (Rare Locale)
Cabinet, 10.0 x 8.5 x 5.0 cm
Miller Mountain Mine, Blue Springs, Garland Co., Arkansas, USA
Brookite is very rare for Arkansas, and this is a superb example from a private collection of one of the local miners in the Quartz district there, which he said was self-collected nearly 25 years ago. The crystal, at approx an inch (it is 2.1 cm) in size, is simply huge for this locality. It is attractively perched in a glassy, brilliantly lustrous quartz crystal nest. This piece was collected by Shane Manley, working for Jimmy Coleman in the mid 1980s. Joe Budd photos