Quartz With Hedenbergite
Cabinet, 14.3 x 12.3 x 8.6 cm
Huanggang mines, Keshiketeng, Inner Mongolia A.R., China
A trio of aesthetic hedenbergite-included quartz crystals, to 12 cm in length, have grown at odd angles to each other. The crystals are lustrous and translucent and exhibit a grayish green color. The prismatic faces appear to have secondary, micro quartz which gives the crystals a pebbled appearance. The bipyramidal terminations, however are superb and smooth. Very sculptural and dramatic, this one stands out amongst others of this style found in 2013.