Anatase, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 2.6 x 2.1 cm
Lustrous anatase crystals to 3 mm are artfully embedded on and in a beautiful, water-clear smoky quartz crystal from Hardangervidda, Norway. Most of the anatase crystals are on two sides of the smoky and are the focal point of this very showy specimen. The main sidecar crystal at the base is fully terminated. Dr. Hansen obtained this piece in a small lot trade with the Smithsonian, who in turn traded with the Geology Museum at the University of Oslo.