Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Orthoclase, Albite
Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy
Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
Several light colored Smoky Quartz crystals on a matrix of intergrown of pink/white Orthoclase and Albite crystals from the famous locality at Baveno. This area lends its name to "Baveno" twinned Feldspar crystals, and is one of the most well known Feldspar localities in the world. The largest Orthoclase crystal measures 1.5 cm across.