Mibladen, Morocco
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 5.0 x 2.75 cm
Perhaps my favorite in this size range, a spectacularly 3dimensional specimen with superb, cogwheel-like aesthetics. Nearly a complete floater, this is an impressive cluster of equant, doubly terminated, glassy and gemmy crystals to 2 cm across. Highlights of orange and yellow are emitted from the depths of the crystals. Incipient hopper growth is also noted on the back sides of some crystals. Complete all around, this piece has the fabulous luster on nearly all sides. Clearly this specimen quality and form, along with it being pristine, make it a major competition piece.