Dims: 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.4" (6.6 x 4.8 x 3.6 cm)
Wt: 4.03 oz. (114.2 g)
Resplendor, Minas Gerais, Brazil
This specimen consists of two slightly warped and intergrown Smoky Quartz crystals, both of which were damaged when they were separated from their place of formation. The larger of the two has dimensions nearly equal to those of the piece as a whole, and the smaller is considerably smaller, with dimensions of 1.6 x 0.9 x 0.8" (4.1 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm). Both have a warped, double-terminated hexagonal prismatic form that is often described as elestial- they still have well-defined edges and clean faces, however. Their luster is surprisingly dull, and their color is a patchy, uneven dark brown. Both are transparent and moderately clear, though they contain internal fractures and inclusions. The larger crystal contains several hollows in which rest movable air bubbles, denoting two-phase inclusions. There is no host rock present.