ETTR-1012
Ettringite
$2,450.00
Miniature, 4.5 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm
N'Chwaning Mines, Kalahari Fields, South Africa

This unique specimen is one of my favorites of the lot, so unlike anything else. An elegant and unusual cluster, quite unlike any other example of the species I have seen from previous finds in its geometry as well as in the qualities of the crystals. The larger crystal is doubly-terminated and 4.5 cm long, over 1 cm thick. It exemplifies the qualities of this find: translucency, shimmering surface luster, and unusual tapering form. It has a pastel lemon-yellow color. It is hard to explain or convey in pictures, but there is a certain ethereal quality to these specimens that makes the crystals look "soft" and unusual compared to most other large crystalline species. And, this is a rather large example for this species.

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