Anatase, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway
Miniature, 4.0 x 2.1 x 2.0 cm
Lustrous anatase crystals to 1.2 cm are artfully embedded on and in a beautiful, water-clear smoky quartz crystal from Hardangervidda, Norway. The striking, large anatase, partially on and in the smoky is certainly the focal point of this very showy specimen. Dr. Hansen obviously prized this specimen, which he obtained in a small lot trade with the Smithsonian, who in turn traded with the Geology Museum at the University of Oslo.