Dims: 2.4 x 1.6 x 1.2" (6.1 x 4.1 x 3.0 cm)
Wt: 1.93 oz. (54.8 g)
Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil
The Smoky Quartz crystals that make up this thumbnail specimen are so heavily intergrown that it is difficult to separate one from another. All are in very good condition, showing little human-induced damage, and have a highly warped but still definitely hexagonal prismatic form. Their edges are well-defined, and their faces are clean and possess the standard vitreous luster. All have an uneven brown coloration that concentrates in phantoms beneath the surface of each crystal. They are transparent and basically clear, though some of the Smoky Quartz that serves as a base is milky and translucent. Such intergrowth and warped form often earns such pieces the label Elestial Quartz.