Riemvasmaak, Oranje River, South Africa
Cabinet, 14.5 x 12.4 x 8.3 cm
The color on this piece is intense and striking, among the deepest color in the lot and yet the crystals are still very translucent despite this intensity and their thickness. This specimen looks like some green alien attack tripod, with a strange composition formed from two elongated, intergrown crystals that support one another like poles on a tent. The left crystal is 13 cm long, the right crystal 11 cm. They merge into one another, forming a composite cluster of the two that is unusual for its geometry as you see. The crystals are complete in front. and sides, contacted (but not cleaved) on the backside. They stand on the custom lucite base on their tiptoes, so to speak.