Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 06.02.2021 | Filed under:


Specimen # 201050
Mineral: Quartz
Location: Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China
Size: 7.2 x 5.2 x 4.2 cm


A blocky, doubly-terminated quartz crystal from Jinkhoue. This crystal is dark due to inclusions – I’ve seen these attributed variously to graphite, hematite and bitumen, but I have not seen any definitive identification of them. The crystal itself has great form all-around, with minor crystals underneath. In very good condition, minor chipping. A textbook-form crystal from the John S. White collection.