Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Florissant (Topaz Butte), Crystal Peak area, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
Cabinet, 10.9 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm
This is a now-rare old Florissant crystal that came out of some old and long-forgotten collection, with a Wards label and the collection label still accompanying it. Though dark, it is very gemmy through the center; it has a slightly frost surface. The faces are razor-sharp. Ex. Richard Hauck Collection.