Siderite on Quartz
Miniature, 4.1 x 3.5 x 2.9 cm
Redruth, Cornwall, England
A superb competition-level miniature featuring a fanspray of thin, translucent siderite crystals to 4 cm, perched upon a knoll of sparkling white quartz! The aesthetics are great for any siderite from any locality, and the significance of the large crystals from this particular historic location is also a bonus to the intrinsic quality for the species. From the miniature rarities suite of Lawrence Conklin. Almost certainly found in the mid to late 1800s and remarkably, despite its apparent fragility, preserved intact since. This is complete all around and displays from both sides.