Quartz with Halloysite inclusions
Cabiche, Quípama Mun., Boyacá Dept., Colombia
Cabinet, 10.6 x 10.4 x 8.6 cm

A grouping of four deeply saturated yellow-orange to orange Halloysite-included Quartz crystals highlights this specimen, and all of them tower dramatically atop of a massive Quartz and carbonate matrix. The central array of glassy crystals show good transparency and are all in good condition - complete all around. The piece has broken secondary crystals adjoining the upright cluster, essentially now just massive Quartz to the bottom with extraction bruising around the periphery, as to be expected. The piece would benefit nicely from a vertical mounting, sinking a bit into a base, which would make the top crystals even more prominent and safely display it. A nicely saturated example with strong color for this material in the size range, featuring crystals just over 6 cm.