Anatase, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway
Small Cabinet, 5.6 x 2.0 x 1.9 cm
Lustrous anatase crystals to 8 mm are artfully embedded on and in a striking, striated, water-clear and uncommon smoky quartz crystal from Hardangervidda, Norway. The large anatase is beautifully placed. This is a superb and aesthetic anatase and smoky quartz specimen. Dr. Gary 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.