Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Quartz (Var: Amethyst)
30 miles north of Reno, Hallelujah Junction, Petersen Mountain, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA
Cabinet, 10.6 x 6.8 x 5.0 cm
Here we have a fine Smoky Quartz and Amethyst specimen from a new find in Hallelujah Junction in California. I obtained this specimen directly from the miner who collected it. It actually has great form and color for any locality, but is especially attractive for a U.S. piece. This is a large, sharp, lustrous, well formed, very gemmy crystal with smoky and purple "Amethyst" bi-color zoning. Certainly one of the most interesting and gemmiest pieces of this material that I have seen.