Stellerite with Quartz and Orthoclase
La Mancuerna, Tatatila, Estado de Veracruz-Llave, Mexico
Miniature, 3.2 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm
Ex. Dr. Alex Schauss
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A rare Mexico find, these glistening orange spheres are considered among best of species, for sheer quality. Aesthetic 2.7 x 2.7 x 3.2 cm combination of two lustrous bright orange spheres of stellerite on a bed of orthoclase, adjoined by a translucent terminated quartz, makes this a refined large thumbnail specimen (or a small miniature). From Cal Graeber (Fallbrook, California) on May 29, 2020. Photo by Jeff Scovil. Featured in the book, Refined Elegance (Mineralogical Record, Nov. 2022) on page 77.