Almandine, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Spruce Pine District, Avery Co., North Carolina, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 3.3 x 3.1 cm
A sharp, complete all-around, smoky quartz crystal is strikingly highlighted by an approximately 3 mm, reddish-brown garnet crystal included in the interior. The refractions on some of the smoky crystal faces appear to double the garnet. This uncommon, old time specimen is from a well-known North Carolina locality and the Richard Hauck Collection.