Aegirine, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Mt Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
Miniature, 3.2 x 3.1 x 0.7 cm
This is a fine Mt. Malosa, Malawi combination miniature. A 3.3 cm, highly lustrous, black aegirine "needle" is beautifully attached to the sides of two, glassy, parallel-growth, smoky quartz crystals. The striking, pristine, 3.2 cm smoky quartz is doubly terminated and has gorgeous, darker terminations. The smaller smoky quartz has a broken termination.