Photographer's Note

This is the new One in my collection.
I love minerals, and I'd enjoy sharing some of my favorites with TE.
This is a lussatite flower, which is perfect. It is lussatite as aware collectors love it.
Lussatite has got its name from a French locality, Lussat, where an asphalt mine was worked until 1983.
That mine is close to the little village of Dallet, next to Lussat, in Auvergne. Landscapes are wonderful there, the plain enhances the old volcanoes like the Puy-de-Dôme.
These flowers are compound of silicium oxyde, quartz cristals all around, chalcedony inside, and the center is a kind of opal. Some say that the quartz cristals around are cristobalite, but we have to search about the forming conditions.

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