Calling All Collectors! A Coveted Quartz Collectible is Now Available! You've noticed the flat crystals, right? Yes, these are Tabular Crystals, extra large and stacked on top of each other. A very random, unusual arrangement of angular, brilliant Quartz Points. And not only are these crystals huge, they are thin, thin, thin! To technically qualify as a textbook Tabular (Tabby) crystal, a crystal's thickness must be no more than half the width. Obviously, these crystals qualify in spades!
A good case could also be made for IDing several crystals as Laser crystals, too, especially the show-stopping top crystal and one bottom crystal. Of course that spunky little DT (double-terminated) crystal located topside and near one end is totally the real deal. All surfaces are blanketed in growth lines galore, with plenty of surface sparkle, too.
In the interior, you'll spy a few spidery inclusions, a bit of mellow iron-yellow Hematite within the base crystal, and what appears to be several diagonal Faden lines, also inside the base crystal (very cool). This and more is enclosed within a beautifully translucent-to-very-transparent sea of very lightly-tinted Smoky Quartz. Paired with its rustic custom stand, this rare Smoky formation is singularly unique, and definitely one for the books!
Hailing from Minas Gerais, Brazil, this extraordinary Smoky Quartz specimen is a treasured piece of history that you may never see duplicated, no matter where your travels take you. While I do not know the name of the actual mine where this gem lay hidden for centuries, I did meet the miner who uncovered this Brazilian beauty. And believe me, he didn't part with it easily! If you are serious about unique and rare mineral specimens, you won't want to miss this golden opportunity to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime specimen of natural Quartz art, straight from the miner to me to you! Rustic black metal stand included.
Dimensions: 14 1/2" x 5 1/4" x 6" tall, solo; 11"x 5" x 15 1/2" tall on stand
Weight: 5.0 lbs. solo; 7.0 lbs. on stand