Dims: 3.0 x 0.8 x 0.8" (7.6 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm)
Wt: 1.44 oz. (40.9 g)
Hallajuah Junction, California, U.S.A.
This rather odd specimen consists of a single Smoky Quartz "scepter" crystal. The termination and 0.5" (1.3 cm) of adjacent prism length has a larger diameter than the rest of the prism length, so that the crystal appears to have a bulbous "head". It is rather heavily damaged on one side, as a portion of at least one face is broken and missing, and two other faces are visibly damaged. Where intact, though, the crystal has excellent hexagonal prismatic form, with well-defined edges and clean faces. Its luster ranges from vitreous to a rather dull pearly, and its pale brown color fades somewhat towards its termination. It is transparent and dimly to very clear, likewise clouding up towards the termination. There is no host rock present.