(Beta Quartz "scepter")
Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng
Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
4.5x 3.2 cm
pair if intersecting, stacked clusters of beta quartz.
These represent one of the more novel and unique quartz
habits to come from the mine.
As with virtually all of the beta quartz
specimens I have seen from this mine, the luster leaves
something to be desired, but the interesting form more