Rutilated Smoky Quartz
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Cabinet, 13.0 x 11.1 x 7.7 cm
Ex. Ernest Schlichter
WOW! Rutilated quartzes of such size are very rare and a SMOKY one, I have never seen...this piece, despite its size, is in pretty good shape with just minor edge wear in the form of a few dings here and there. It is NOT POLISHED as are so many, particularly larger specimens, of rutilated quartz. That would have been a tragedy! It is, rather, well terminated, nearly transparent, and just filled with brilliant golden rutile needles that exceed 2 inches in length. Again, pieces like this usually enter the market with the terminations machine polished but this one is as it came out of the ground. It is MUCH better in person!