7 x 4.5 x 3.25 cm
Roncari Quarry (Tilcon Quarry) in Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Fine specimens from the American Northeast are collector favorites, and not commonly seen at most mineral shows. This is an epic small cabinet display piece with brilliant radiating quartz crystals and minor calcite. The quartz crystals have red globular inclusions of hematite which is well known for this locale, and distinguishes the crystals from the many other quartz occurrences in the area. It comes from the Roncari Quarry in Hartford, Connecticut. This mine is well known for classic quartz specimens, and is now inaccessible. The piece comes mounted on a custom inscribed acrylic display stand, which significantly adds to the worth of the display. Having the precise locality info set with the specimen is an added bonus. A true showstopper for a New England collector, and a distinct quartz specimen all around.