Dims: 1.6 x 0.7 x 0.5" (4.0 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm)
Wt: 0.1 oz. (4 g)
Mount Saint Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
A single Smoky Quartz crystal rests on the quartz base of this intriguing thumbnail piece. The crystal is in excellent condition, showing no damage, and has dimensions of 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.3" (1.1 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm). Its short, stubby hexagonal prismatic form is good, and its dark brown color and vitreous luster are standard for the specie. The base on which it rests adds much to the piece - it is made up of a single quartz crystal that pseudomorphed from aegirine, retaining the monoclinic form of the latter, but gaining a rather dull gray color and dull luster.