Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Tourmaline (Var: Indicolite)
Pederneira claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Cabinet, 13.3 x 5.5 x 4.3 cm
A striking, cabinet-sized, doubly terminated, light smoky quartz crystal from recent finds at the Pederneira Mine. This sharp, glassy crystal is totally water-clear and has fabulous accents. First and foremost is the 4.3 cm, terminated, gemmy, beautiful, teal-blue, indicolite tourmaline impaled in the side of the quartz. The projecting, snow-white feldspar with embedded indicolite is certainly eye-catching. Two fields of lavender, spherical lepidolite crystal clusters are a very nice final touch. This is an outstanding, essentially damage-free, complete all-around smoky quartz crystal with pristine terminations dramatically highlighted by tourmalines, feldspar and lepidolite.