Dims: 3.3x1.9x1.5" (8.4x4.8x3.3 cm)
Wt: 5.1 oz. (143.8g)
Sceptre Claims, Emerald Lake, Yukon, Canada
This is a hand specimen of smoky quartz from Emerald Lake in Canada. The color is dark enough that the crystals are dimly translucent, although some areas are colorless and transparent. The individual crystals in this cluster are all rather stubby (wide for their length). I beleive that this is really a single crystal with multiple terminations, rather than a cluster of intergrown crystals, because all of the faces are perfectly aligned. And while the surface has many imprefections, there is only a tiny area showing an unhealed fracture pattern - the rest appears natural, and if this specimen did break from its host, the damage healed as the crystal continued to grow.