Quartz (rare locality specimen)

Ophir Pass, San Juan County, Colorado, USA
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 4.7 x 2.7 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2022 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2022 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A rarely seen specimen simply labeled as coming from Ophir Pass in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. This 10 mile long rocky / dirt road has an apex of 11,789 feet (3593 meters), and it's necessarily a specimen producing locality, though things have been found in various seams and outcrops over the years. This piece is one of the more elegant and eye-catching Quartz specimens I've seen from this area and features a group of sharp, well-formed, prismatic, slightly translucent, white/colorless hexagonal crystals, free of matrix. The largest Quartz crystal measures 6.4 cm, and if you look closely, you can see it has what looks to be slight natural "bend" to it. If you collect Quartz specimens, Colorado minerals or specifically minerals from the San Juans, don't miss out on this beautiful and showy display specimen.