DI 2-3, March 2003
Zederhaus, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
This is the second heaviest crystal from this find. It weighs almost 2 kg and measures 18.5 cm in height. The crystal was originally part of the same cluster as DI 2-02, and like the latter specimen, showed up in the rubble after the fresh opening from the cleft (photo report). Since the initial cluster had broken apart, this crystal stands by itself. The quartz crystal shows razor-sharp edges, the side surfaces show a snowy layer, inter-grown with the top layer. This layer reaches to the edges of the prisms ending there as if cut off. Two of the surfaces are covered with a second generation of quartz, calcite and chlorite. The top is highly lustrous with some snowflake-like white spots while completely clear on the inside. This is a very earthy, wild specimen; feels good to hold in one’s hand.
Size: 18.5 x 10 x 8.5 cm