Chalcedony ps. after Barite
Ait Ourir, High Atlas Mnts., Morocco
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 6.6 x 3.7 cm
This gorgeous, translucent specimen features two, tabular crystals, to 6.6 cm in length, of pure white chalcedony replacing earlier crystals of barite. The vertical crystal is translucent and both exhibit a silky luster. In person, it is just so much more subtle in the aesthetics... really, a unique specimen! It is complete all around, and on both sides. A layer of gel-like bubbles of clear chalcedony coat the larger pseudomorph, as well, for a bit of added drama.