Quartz and Epidote
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm
Hongquizhen Quarry, Liangshan, Sichuan, China

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A trio of super glassy Quartz crystals have grown together in parallel and are so water-clear that you can see your fingerprint through them! Around the base are lustrous sprinkled sprays of pistachio green Epidote crystals growing like surreal plants clinging to the side of a cliff. The gem clear Quartz crystals are nicely terminated and the largest crystal is 5.7cm in length; the Epidote sprays are up to 1.7cm across. Sometimes the common species form superlative examples, especially in combination, and it's hard not to love them! An attractive and nicely composed small cabinet piece. From modern finds, probably 2018-2019 - however, we did not see any others with such a clean and sharp look to them. Mostly, these form large plates and jumbled masses.