Fluorite and Calcite on Quartz Stalactites, in Geode
Cabinet, 9.9 x 9.8 x 4.3 cm
Mahodari, Nasik, Maharashtra, India

This terrific specimen consists of three Fluorite spheres (to 1.3 cm) and a 2-cm scalenohedron of Calcite, all perched on literally ropelike stalactites of translucent quartz crystals. Many of the quartz crystals actually comprise very attractive and visually delicate stalactites within the Chalcedony/basalt vug (the piece preserves some of the natural concavity in person, though it is sawed o nthe back to reduce the matrix weight). Given these ingredients, you could hardly put them together in a more aesthetic combination. A simple killer!