Anatase on Calcite
Odda, near Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 5.3 x 4.2 cm
A huge, fat, 2.6-cm-long anatase hanging smartly from a well-trimmed matrix makes this a very significant and large example of the species. The crystal is well-exposed, amazingly showing both terminations. Despite this it is nearly pristine, with just one small edge chip on the bottom termination, otherwise complete. Formerly in the Paul Stahl and Robert Nowakowski collections. Joe Budd photos.