Dims: 3.3 x 2.2 x 1.7" (8.4 x 5.6 x 4.3 cm)
Wt: 9.05 oz. (256.7 g)
Puiva, polar Urals, Russia
A single Smoky Quartz prism makes up this hand specimen. The crystal is in excellent condition, showing only a very small amount of damage, and has excellent hexagonal prismatic form. Its termination has been slightly split, so that there are two termination tips arranged side-by-side. There is one large breakage area near its base, but this has been partly healed over. The Smoky Quartz has a rather pale brown coloration and the standard vitreous luster, and is transparent and relatively clear, as it contains a few veil-like inclusions and many internal fractures. There is no base or host rock of any sort present.