Dims: 2.0 x 1.7 x 1.2" (5.1 x 4.3 x 3.0 cm)
Wt: 1.43 oz. (40.6 g) w/ base
Sceptre Claims, Emerald Lake, Yukon, Canada
This small hand specimen consists of a cluster of scores of small Smoky Quartz crystals. These crystals are generally in good condition- damage seems to be minimal- and reach visible lengths of 0.6" (1.5 cm). Their hexagonal prismatic form is quite good, even though most are intergrown to some degree- a few small, intergrown groups can almost be called "gwindle formations". All have a moderately pale brown coloration and a rather dull, pearly luster, and are transparent and moderately clear. They are accompanied by scores of fine Schorl crystals, most of which are likely broken and incomplete due to their fineness. There is no host rock present, and the specimen is hot-glued to a flat acrylic base.