near Cairo, Mokatam, Egypt
Small Cabinet, 7.6 x 4.3 x 3.4 cm
Not the prettiest celestite, but from a very neat locality, I would say! This was an old quarry that in the 1800s was worked for building materials, near the city of Cairo. This is a complete crystal, a floater, except for one cleaved face. The rest of the crystal faces are more dirty than damaged as they may appear in the photo, with pocket clay still adhering, but I like that antique look.