Schorl, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Cabinet, 11.4 x 8.2 x 4.4 cm
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
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.