Pink Apophyllite
Samson Mine, St. Andreasberg, Harz Mountains, Germany
Miniature, 5.5 x 4.1 x 3.4 cm

Sharp, very lustrous, rich pink apophyllite crystals sparkle here. They have extraordinary luster. These specimens date to the 1800s: These are very old specimens considered a mark of sophisticated collections with the old classics, highly desired and highly priced at the European dealerships when they get them (for example at the Munich show). An old label from Dr. F. Krantz of Berlin accompanies the piece, still. Joe Budd photos