Smoky Quartz Crystal Specimen – SNCO 029

Smoky quartz crystal specimen

Measurements:  61 x 35 x 18 mm

Description:  A group of smoky quartz crystals, mostly fused into one. The specimen has a multi-termination and a small, double terminated quartz crystal (about 7 mm long) partially (about halfway) embedded in the main termination, giving rise to a very small rainbow there, seen when tilted in light. 

Most of the shaft area has low transparency, but the main temination has fairly good clarity.

The lesser termination (bottom two images on the right) appears damaged at first glance, but on closer examination, one can see numerous minute to small facets, and the double terminated crystal (about 33 mm long) attached crosswise in that termination, has a shallow phantom on one end.

Three of the specimen's shaft facets have a slightly dull coating, and one has a few very minute quartz crystals protruding from it.

The specimen has only a few minute nicks overall, and one nick of about 6 x 4 mm on the shaft near the lower end. There is a contact mark (about 15 x 13 mm) near the secondary termination.

A rather interesting specimen that can be appreciated more with the help of a loupe or magnifying glass.

Weight of Specimen:  46.7 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO2

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  7

Location:  Steinkopf area, Northern Cape, South Africa.  

Specimen Code:  SNCO 029

US $ 75

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