Dims: 2.3 x 1.9 x 1.6" (5.8 x 4.8 x 4.1 cm)
Wt: 3.40 oz. (96.6 g)
Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Two Smoky Quartz crystals are attached to the pegmatite host rock of this hand specimen. The larger of these crystals measures 1.9 x 1.4 x 0.9" (4.7 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm), and like the other, is in good condition, showing only minor damage near its termination. Both have very good hexgonal prismatic form and a moderately pale brown color. They are transparent and dimly to moderately clear due to internal fracturing. Extending from both the crystals and the pegmatite host are several monoclinic muscovite "books" that are in good condition and have monoclinic "diamond-shaped" form that is slightly rounded but still quite good.