Siderite Wreath on Doubly-Terminated Quartz
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 3.1 x 3.0 cm
Morro Velho Gold Mine, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Translucent, curving crystals of lustrous yellow siderite, gracefully wreath a lustrous, transparent, doubly-terminated quartz crystal. The largest siderite measures 2.5 cm across and the quartz crystal is 6 cm in length. This is a wonderful combo piece, typical of the venerable old gold mine at Morro Velho, Brazil.