Mystery Cluster! Here's a super Clear Quartz Cluster with a marvelous twist: Gray-Tipped Points! And I don't have a clue what the gray mineral is. I suspect that this phenomenon might have something to do with dripping mineralized water that "coagulated" as it collected on the termination of each Clear Quartz Point. You simply have to see it to believe it! Actually, the entire forest of needle crystals tends to have a very slight grayish cast, with the colored tips ranging from light gray to darker gray. There is another mineral or two on the crystal bed, too, one of them possibly being white Calcite. As is common in most all natural clusters, there are imperfect crystals scattered throughout - which is, of course, exactly the draw of straight-from-the-ground, natural formations. Even the gray matrix rock on the bottom adds to the "naturalness" of the entire piece. I'm sure someone out there knows exactly what has caused this delightful anomaly. But as of right now, it remains our mystery cluster - a perfect example of nature's paintbrush at work!
Dimensions: 9 5/8" x 8" x 4" tall, solo
Weight: 8.4 lbs. (without stand)