Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Anhydrite
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm
Piana del Sale, Ligonchio, Reggio Emilia Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Morion quartz is an old-time European synonym for smoky quartz or black quartz. This fine old-time specimen features a very sharp and lustrous, 1.0 cm, translucent, smoky quartz crystal perched in a sliver of contrasting anhydrite from an Italian locality - Piana del Sale, Reggio Emilia Province. Ex. Richard Hauck Collection.