Dims: 5.8" x 2.1" x 1.6"(14.7 x 5.3 x 4.1 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 0.6 oz.470 g
Minas Gerais, Brazil
This specimen consists of a single pale brown Smoky Quartz crystal. It occurs in a near-perfect hexagonal prismatic form of all crystalline quartz, and has an equally common hexagonal pyramidal termination that shows only one near-microscopic spot of damage! It also has the standard vitreous luster of quartz, and is transparent, but the view through the crystal is interrupted by rather heavy internal fracturing and many veil-like inclusions. There are substantial patches of clarity, though. The crystal's faces are rather heavily striated with visible complex growth patterns, and two sides of the prism are dusted with an extremely thin whitish crust that may well be calcite. There are a few scars near its base that show a small amount of partial-healing, but the break from its place of origin is quite clean. It is a magnificent fistful of crystal that will make either a neat gift, a highly unusual paperweight, or a metaphysical tool of great proportions.