11.4" Smoky Quartz Crystal Cluster on Metal Stand - Brazil
This is a dark, smoky quartz crystal cluster from Brazil. This specimen has a mixture of polished and natural faces for easier viewing of inclusions and overall aesthetic enhancement. This specimen is accompanied by a custom metal display stand.
Smoky quartz is a grey-brown to black variety of quartz. This common name is derived from from the appearance of smoke within the quartz crystal. Dependent on the location and the chemicals present during formation, smoky quartz can appear opaque black, however it’s typically translucent to some extent. It’s believed that the quartz gains this color from a combination of natural irradiation and aluminum impurities.