Anatase, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway
Toenail, 3.0 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm
Ex. Smithsonian Institution; Dr. Gary Hansen
A superb, complete all-around and pristine, water-clear, smoky quartz crystal studded with lustrous anatase crystals to 9 mm from Hardangervidda, Norway. The anatase crystals are embedded both on and within the smoky quartz. Ex. Dr. Gary Hansen, Smithsonian, and University of Oslo Collections. 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.