Quartz (Optical Quality) on Hematite
Cabinet, 11.8 x 8.3 x 6.4 cm
Le Chang, Guangdong Province, China

For sheer brilliance an dbrightness, this specimen hosts the best quartz I have yet seen for the locality. These GEMMY, clear quartz crystals are of imposing quality, and rise from contrasting matrix of bladed hematite rosettes. All major crystals are pristine and free of damage, the only imperfect quartzes being those small ones lining the front and lower periphery. This specimen is of a common enough combo and style, I know; but it is really uncommonly showy and attractive. I have seen many of these specimens over the years, and none like this. The quality of the quartz is jus tin a league of its own compared to other LeChang combo pieces.