Quartz (Var: Rose Quartz), Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Barra de Salinas district, Barra de Salinas, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 6.9 x 6.2 x 5.4 cm
This is an older Brazilian specimen that came out of the ground and went straight into the collection of Charles Leavitt of Arizona, probably in the 1970s. It is a spectacular multi-generational quartz specimen where underlying rose quartz has served as a base for the growth of dozens of sharp, doubly-terminated, "beta-style" smoky crystals. It is really unusual to see rare rose quartz and smoky quartz paired. Accompanied by a previous Kristalle label and was sold to Richard Hauck many years ago. Ex. Richard Hauck Collection.