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Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)


Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz) : SiO2
minID: FCD-H57

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Dimensions: 13.3 cm x 5.6 cm x 4.5 cm

13.3 x 5.6 x 4.5 cm. A very rare, large smoky quartz crystal from the Pala Chief Mine of California. This complete-all-around cabinet-sized crystal is water-clear, but the pristine termination faces and some of the sides are lightly frosted. Two faces reveal a striking, interior phantom above the contacted base. This piece was collected in the 1960s and was in the Ed Swoboda Collection.


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Photo added: 2nd Jun 2009

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