Cabinet, 9.8 x 8.0 x 5.1 cm
Santa Eulalia Dist., Serdan, Chihuahua, Mexico
Ex. Richard Heck

Just quartz! But, somehow, this piece has a unique elegance to it. It is a cluster of several, lustrous and gemmy, colorless, quartz crystals, to 9.8 cm in length, along with a few spiky, horizontal quartz crystals. The crystals all terminate in triangle-shaped faces, a few of which exhibit skeletal or hopper growth. Overall, it is 3-dimensional and sparkling. A small hint of hematite, of iron staining, lends subtle color to some outlying crystals.