CLEAR DANBURITE CRYSTALS
A large cluster of Clear Danburite Crystals. Yep! Dozens of prismatic crystals cluster on the matrix, many of which are terminated. There is also some Sphalerite visible. Like my other Mexican favourites, this specimen is best viewed under magnification, which reveals little pockets of crystals, striations and other detail. A beautiful piece from an awesome location. My photos don’t do it justice.
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
12.5cm x 9.5cm x 6cm, 600g.
Danburite is not a well-known mineral but is growing in popularity. With crystals similar to topaz, danburite offers a unique opportunity for a collector who likes perfectly transparent crystal clusters. People who admire clear quartz will like the different look of danburite. Its diamond-shaped cross-section and wedge like termination is a contrast to quartz’s hexagonal prisms and pyramidal terminations. Danburite’s original locality is now buried under the city of Danbury. Connecticut.