Sparkling Drusy
Crystal Specimens
Come in a vast array of
natural color and have
a fine, tinny crystal
growth pattern over the
surface of a host rock

"I cut the surface of the crystal from the host rock with a slab, trim saw on a lapidary unit, then just the edges of the stone are shaped on the grinding wheel."

All of the above drusy crystals were cut by Marilyn Mack. Each year she searches the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show for these incredible, colorful, all-natural specimens. She is finding some are not as available as in the years before, often due to mine closures and strife in certain regions.