- Quartz var. Citrine with Smoky Quartz
- Cabinet, 17.4 x 8.2 x 4.8 cm
- Olkhovka deposit, Permskaya Oblast, Subarctic Urals, Urals Region, Russia
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Phenomenal and majestic colored Smoky Quartz crystal with a hint of Citrine from Russia! This dignified crystal has insane transparency and off-the-charts luster along with numerous ethereal Smoky phantoms! It also demonstrates razor sharp edges and faces with faint striations on the prisms that are perpendicular to the long axis of the crystal. There is a three crystal sidecar cluster one-third the way up on the right side and one is unterminated, as well as a pair of horizontally oriented Quartz crystals to 7cm at the base in front. Some iron staining around the base of the piece and contacted on the bottom and the lowest portion of the backside. If one looks very closely, there are two extremely tiny dings on the front crystal edges and one on the back and arguably pristine overall! Sharp! We bought this in the early 2000s from a Russian at Tucson, and found it again in our building move recently. I cannot recall seeing this size and quality since, now nearly 20 years.