Cabinet, 15.0 x 8.0 x 7.5 cm
Roden, near Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain
Ex. Jack Halpern

Recently exchanged to me from the large collection of Jack Halpern, this is a very appealing, sculpturally carved matrix of massive selenite that is host to numerous gem crystals within. It is actually a complete pocket, preserved intact (by removing and trimmig with a saw, to extract it, but this is par for the course on one of these). It is very beautiful and sparkling, both because of the gem crystals themselves and for the contrast to the drusy crystallization coating the matrix pocket in which they grew. One of the better examples I have seen in recent years, these were once common but are now scarce. Jack obtained it from dealer Ken Roberts in the 1980s. Joe Budd photos