Diaspore on Margarite
Miniature, 3.8 x 2.6 x 2.3 cm
Mugla Province, Aegean Region, Turkey

Gem diaspore from this classic old locality in Turkey sets the standard for the species so far as I am concerned. This specimen hosts a 3.7-cm crystal, doubly-terminated crystal perched in matrix of crystallized margarite. Matrix specimens are very RARE for this locality! Usually these come out only as loose crystals, loose floaters perhaps. Matrix specimens are most uncommon. This can be displayed horizontally or vertically to equal effect.