Hessite on Quartz
Botes, Alba County, Romania
Miniature, 3.6 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm
This is a stellar miniature, far beyond the "reference example" category for the species, featuring unusually thick and stout crystals of this exceptionally rare silver telluride species. This locality is recognized to have produced best of species, but over 150 years ago now! SHARP crystals to 1 cm adorn the top of this knoll of quartz matrix. It is as good as you can reasonably expect to find at a reasonable price point, and also fairly displayable.