Rutilated Smoky Quartz
Cabinet, 9.9 x 9.0 x 8.3 cm
Novo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Dr. Peter Bancroft
This very large crystal of transparent, lustrous, smoky quartz is heavily included by golden, elongated, rutile needles. There is also a small, flattened, white, crystal of an unknown species which has been impaled by the rutile needles. There is a HUGE conchoidal cleave taking off the backside, out of view. Hence the cheap price. Its true that there is chatter at the termination, but this is a significant specimen, and very beautiful nonetheless