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2.6" Lustrous Smoky "Elestial" Quartz - Brazil
This is a natural smoky quartz crystal cluster from Minas Gerais, Brazil. This type of smoky quartz is commonly marketed as "smoky elestial quartz", or in some cases "jacaré" (Portuguese word for alligator) quartz for some specimens' resemblance to alligator skin. It features a gorgeous glassy luster and tabular structure.
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.
Quartz var. Smoky Quartz
Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
2.6 x 1.9"