Quartz, var. Smoky Quartz
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Quartz, var. Smoky Quartz

Specimen # 101938
Mineral: Quartz, var. Smoky Quartz
Location: Quartz, var. Smoky Quartz, Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
Size: 8.9 x 3.4 x 3.0 cm


This is dark smoky quartz crystal from Mount Malosa. At the termination, it is very dark even under strong light, while the middle of the crystal is translucent. From the front, as displayed, the crystal has no damage – the tip is pristine, and from the back of the piece there are a couple of edge chips visible. There are a couple of contacts. At the back, near the base, there are inclusions visible – the white are epididymite and the very fine golden ones are likely rutile (these latter ones include curved, hair-like crystals). the bottom of the crystal shows a recrystallzation pattern, indicating that this crystal detached from its host rock before these processes were complete. A nice specimen of dark smoky quartz.

Additional information

Dimensions 30 × 89 × 34 cm