Dims: 2.1" x 1.8" x 1.5" (5.3 x 4.6 x 3.8 cm)
Wt: 2.59 oz. (73.4 g)
San Geraldo de Baixio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
This small hand specimen basically consists of a single hexagonal prismatic Smoky Quartz crystal that is jutting out of a broken piece of a larger crystal. This crystal has dimensions of 1.9 x 1.1 x 0.8" (4.8 x 2.8 x 2.0 cm), and though it shows a few scars and scuff marks on one edge and one prism face, it is nonetheless in very good condition, with an intact and exceptional hexagonal pyramidal termination. Its edges are very well-defined and its faces are quite clean, showing a vitreous luster. It has a pale brown coloration and is transparent and very clear, though it does contain some noticeable internal fractures. It would appear that some of the breakage occurred prior to the specimen's mining, as the crystal shows a rough but definite crystal face down at its base. This face extends well into the broken material that serves as its base.