Quartz on Quartz, with Chalcopyrite
Dzhezkazgan, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan
Miniature, 5.0 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm
Ex. Herb Obodda

Bright, eye-catching specimen thoroughly dominated, and deservedly so, by a large, doubly-terminated Quartz crystal. This 3.3 cm crystal is so gemmy and lustrous that one can't help but think 'Herkimer Diamond' when looking at it. The flattened, translucent Quartz crystals are preferentially dusted by tiny Chalcopyrite crystals, which add a nice touch to the already good aesthetics. Unusual for locality!