Thumbnail, 2.0 x 1.7 x 1.0 cm, 54 cts
Kilometer 88 District, West of Santa Elena, Venezuela
This unusually elongated gold specimen is BOTH spinel twinned and has hopper growth features. It exhibits both classic Venezuelan habits. This exquisite crystal is large, to be so sharp. Most of this size are severely deformed, even from this prolific locality. This one is elegant and sharp as can be. This is a unique and really interesting specimen for people who like crystals for their quality as opposed to weight. It displays magnificently, with a nice golden-toned patina, and frankly I like it either side up... personal choice. From the thumbnail collection of Steve Sinotte & Rebecca Stewart, and found in the 1990's. Joe Budd photos.
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