Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 10.10.2023 | Filed under:


Specimen # 102836
Mineral: Quartz
Location: Liliana Mine, Mun. de Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Size: 6.8 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm


A superb quartz from the John S. White quartz collection (originally collected by Benny Fenn) – this is a Liliana Mine specimen of what is sometimes called “minaret quartz”. This piece features two generations of crystallized quartz – the star of the show is the second generation: transparent, doubly-terminated, glassy, lustrous, very slightly amethystine crystals, forming a ring all around the single first generation crystal. The underlying first generation crystal is a six-sided bar of quartz that spanned an open cavity, attached at both ends (and so is not terminated with terminal faces, although one can see how it ended at either side of the cavity). Some of the second-generation crystals are sceptres. In excellent condition, a collection piece John loves! (JSW # 12-8-1).

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Dimensions 15 × 10 × 8 cm