Cabinet, 15.5 x 13.9 x 6.9 cm
Kohnstein Quarry, Niedersachswerfen, Nordhausen, Harz, Thuringia, Germany
From a late 2011 find, at this inactive old mine, these are just incredible crystals for the species! They are large, and have incredible luster to them. The piece looks more like a scolecite from India, because of the size and brightness, and it is hard to relate to other generally small and dull-luster examples of this species I have seen from other localities. A very surprising find, for rarities that appeared at the Tucson 2012 show. This was one of the larger specimens with good crystals. This is a rich and very bright specimen, that is gorgeous, aside from its significance for the species. It was the most aesthetic of the larger examples I saw, and has an important, upright crystal cluster that displays well.