Quartz on Quartz And Siderite
Cabinet, 13.1 x 7.6 x 3.5 cm
Morro Velho Gold Mine, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Harold Urish
A cluster of gemmy, parallel-growth, colorless quartz crystals to 7.0 cm in length has grown on a matrix of smaller quartz crystals. Covering the matrix are bladed crystals of translucent, rosy-brown, siderite to .75 cm across. Nice color contrast and unusual overall for this locality! It is fully terminated, and a thin hematite crystal is included in the back, visible in looking through the crystal tip on the right. It is just a darned good Brazilian quartz, by any standard... how often do you see upright clear quartz crystals of this size perched up on any matrix other than more quartz!? Complete all around the front and sides, contacted only on the back. This piece is particularly significant for the locality. Comes with custom lucite base for display.