Euclase on Calcite
Gachala Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia
Cabinet, 14.0 x 12.5 x 7.5 cm
Ex. Marc Weill
This specimen hosts a 6 inch tall euclase standing straight up from contrasting matrix. Another, gemmier small euclase, and a pink apatite add accent. This specimen will, for me, always remain one of the top minerals I have ever had the honor to handle. The photos say it all! Formerly in the Marc Weill collection, this is one of the most famous South American specimens known, from a onetime pocket in 2002. Note in August 2017: A source from the La Marina mine contacted us providing the alternate locality of La Marina. Joe Budd photos.