Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Orthoclase
Florissant (Topaz Butte), Crystal Peak area, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
Cabinet, 9.5 x 5.5 x 2.9 cm
These orthoclase crystals are very sharp, and of a modest size rather than big and clunky, which creates a very aesthetic balance with the smokies. The smokies here have GLASSY luster - very fine quality. One of them has flattened form and is sandwiched inside an orthoclase crystal!