Electric Meatball boulder, Dome Rock Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
Small Cabinet, 9.8 x 6.6 x 3.6 cm
One of the rarest finds of rarities! These zunyites come from a single pocket on a single boulder by a group of collectors hiking across a farm field nearly 40 years ago! Zunyite crystals are prolific on this piece! Specimens of any quality seldom turn up today of this species and this one features many small (1mm) to large (1.1cm), off-white to pale tan-gray, very sharp pseudo-pyramidal crystals richly distributed over the surface. A foliated "talc"-quartz matrix is host to these fine crystals. Discovered in an erratic boulder, literally sitting in a farm field, by mineral dealers Jim and Mary Walker in the early 80's as they hiked to another locality. This single productive boulder has not been traced to its origins in the nearby mountains, or duplicated in 30 years since. These numerous, sharp, interesting crystals are truly a treasure for the serious collector. (Note: I was lucky and found one old specimen from their find in a friend's collection, which when broken open revealed these pockets inside - it had never been prepped, since the day it was collected).