Calcite (fluor.) on Quartz var. Amethyst
Small Cabinet, 7.6 x 7.1 x 6.5 cm
Valenciana Mine, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
Ex. Herb Obodda
This absolutely superb specimen features a set of three en echelon scalenohedrons of clear, gemmy Calcite aesthetically perched on a matrix of pastel, lilac Amethyst. The Calcites are lustrous and gemmy, with the largest being 6.5 cm. There is a minor amount of edgewear, of course, but it is more than compensated for by the excellent aesthetics. Outrageous fluorescence, with the tips of the Calcites being even more intense! This specimen is definitely a candidate for competition. Also formerly in the collections of Mary & Gardner Miller (the Miller Calcite collection of well known provenance), Marty Zinn, and David Stoudt - terrific provenance for the last 30 years. This is a Mexican classic, but so rare in such quality.