4.6" Muzo Habit Colombian Quartz Crystal Cluster - Peña Blanca Mine
This is a stunningly glass-like, 4.6" long, Muzo habit quartz crystal cluster that was collected from the famous Peña Blanca Mine in Colombia. Crystals from this location are frequently referred to as "Lemurian Quartz" and steeped in metaphysical lore. This specific variety of quartz crystal has gem-quality clarity allowing the viewer to peer seamlessly through the prism. In addition to crisp faceting and needle-sharp terminations, this specimen is wreathed in horizontal striations that give it a satisfying texture and stepped appearance.
The quartz crystals from the Peña Blanca Mine will often feature a rare crystal habit known as "Muzo habit". This is a perfect example of what this habit has to offer. Similar to Tessin habit, Muzo habit crystals have altered faces that give them a unique appearance. In crystals that have extreme Muzo habit characteristics, only three of the faces will reach the termination. Most of the time these faces will be rather steep and heavily striated. The bases of these crystals will usually remain six-sided, however, towards the termination, in some cases a cross-sectional cut can reveal a perfect triangle. This habit of quartz can be found in Colombia, Switzerland and Brazil.
Colombian quartz is known for its insane clarity and sharp termination points. These crystals are easily reminiscent of glass daggers and are quite exciting to behold. This locality offers one of the largest varieties of singular, translucent quartz crystals on the market. This quartz is exceptional in both clarity and size and will usually form as spears (individual, long, slender, well-faceted crystals). Collectors can easily see why this material is so popular and why so many make excellent display pieces.