Dims: 6.2x4.4x3.0" (15.8x11.2x7.6 cm)
Wt: about 3 lbs. (1.35kg)
C&B Mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA
What appears to be druzy black quartz crystals on this cabinet specimen is actually a druze of transparent brown descloizite platelets. Only where the crystals are somewhat isolated against the white base rock is the brown color apparent to the naked eye. Under a loupe, the color and individual crystals in the "black" areas resolve to a deep brown and still transparent appearance. There is also a scattering of small calcite crystals, which in some places form a coating over the descloizite. Elsewhere, the descloizite sparkles very nicely.