Sphalerite on Quartz
Small Cabinet, 9.2 x 7.8 x 3.3 cm
Derbyshire, England

Classic Cumbria sphalerite, one would think at first....but I am told that when on the quartz and isolated in this style, it is actually a typical old Derbyshire association. This piece is beautiful, regardless, for the sharp isolated lustrous crystals (to 1 cm) on sparkling quartz background.