Quartz and Prehnite
Brandberg, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 6.0 x 6.0 cm
The vast majority of Brandberg quartz specimens are single crystals. Of those that are matrix specimens, a very small number are associated with prehnite, as this one is, and it adds so much to the beauty of this specimen. I also like the attractive isolation of the lone, gemmy quartz crystal with its elegant blush of smoky color at the termination. Note the small bloom of some kind of pseudomorph (we think) crystals on the side of the quartz crystal.