Dims: 1.8 x 1.4 x 1.3" (4.6 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm)
Wt: 1.32 oz. (37.6 g)
Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil
This thumbnail specimen consists of two partly intersecting Smoky Quartz crystals. The larger of the two has dimensions of 1.3 x 1.0 x 0.9" (3.3 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm) and the smaller measures 1.4 x 0.8 x 0.7" (3.6 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm). The larger crystal is in only fair condition, as it is not quite complete and shows considerable damage, but the smaller crystal is in good condition, showing fresh damage on only one termination. The larger crystal likewise has a highly warped hexagonal prismatic form, possessing similar form to that of "elestial" quartz specimens. The smaller crystal also has a somewhat warped form, but its shape is still quite regular- both have reasonably well-defined edges and clean faces that possess the standard vitreous luster. Both crystals have an uneven pale brown coloration- this coloration occurs in planar layers and forms definite phantoms in some areas. The crystals are transparent and moderately clear, containing many internal fractures and both cloudy and solid inclusions. There is no host rock present.