Schorl, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Cabinet, 11.4 x 8.2 x 4.4 cm
The photos capture pretty well the incredible beauty and drama of this very unusual Erongo combo specimen. It is notable both as a plate of gemmy smoky quartz crystals, some of them on their side and showing terminations at both ends (!); but also for this sensational schorl crystal, with its mirror-like black faces. The schorl measures 3 cm. As you are probably aware, this is a very unusual Erongo specimen, and just plain beautiful.