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Q-548  Smoky Quartz  $50

Miage Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif, Courmayeur, Aosta, Italy

6.5 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm

A very clear faden Quartz from a renowned alpine mineral locality. Faden Quartz is the descriptive term for a usually tabular group of Quartz crystals with a white thread-like or string-like zone running through the interior. The term faden is a German word for "thread". They are commonly found in the Alpine region of Europe, Pakistan, Russia and Arkansas.


Quartz, Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander County, NCQuartz, Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander County, NC
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Quartz, Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander County, NCQuartz, Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander County, NC
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Q-556  Quartz  $75
Ex R. Rizzo Collection

Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander County, NC

7 x 4.9 x 4 cm

A gem-clear example of Quartz from Hiddenite, North Carolina. This specimen is complete all around with the rear portion being flattened. The crystal has a nice texture with many growth plates being visible. The white areas on the rear of the specimen are not damage, but little bits of Albite. While the electric-green Hiddenite and the top-quality Emeralds from this region get get all of the glory; many fine quality Quartz specimens have been recovered over the years.



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Q-547  Smoky Quartz  $250
Ex Russ Rizzo Collection

Rist Mine, Hiddenite, Alexander County, North Carolina

13.4 x 8.3 x 6.6 cm

A water-clear group of Smoky Quartz crystals. The center crystal is accented with a deep-red Rutile crystal measuring 1.7 cm embedded~included just below the termination. The glassy faces of this specimen exhibit stepped striations with only one tiny imperfection on the rear of the termination the right hand crystal.


Amethyst, Sarapulka, Beryozovsky, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
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Q-569  Amethyst  $75

Sarapulka, Beryozovsky, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia

7.5 x 6 x 4.1 cm

Russia has long been famous for the quality and color of its Amethyst. This cluster of dark-purple crystals of Amethyst formed as a knob around a chunk of matrix. This old-time specimen has good color and has only a little bit of micro-sized chipping on the termination of the largest crystal.


Amethyst on Chalcedony, Amethyst Mountain, Yellowstone National Park, Park County, WYAmethyst on Chalcedony, Amethyst Mountain, Yellowstone National Park, Park County, WY
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Q-567  Amethyst on Chalcedony  $2000
Ex Philadelphia Academy of Sciences
Ex Russ Rizzo Collection

Amethyst Mountain, Yellowstone National Park, Park County, WY

18 x 14 x 8.4 cm

A large cabinet-sized plate of Amethyst on Chalcedony from Amethyst Mountain, Eastern Fork of the Yellowstone River, NW Wyoming. The crystals on this specimen have a light, lavender-purple hue. The smaller crystals have unusual stepped faces on their terminations. Nearly all of the crystals on this specimen are intact. This specimen pre-dates Yellowstone Park and is most likely circa 1860's to early 1870's. It was collected before collecting in Yellowstone was prohibited and had resided in the Philadelphia Academy Collection for over a century until 2007 when the collection was dispersed. I think any mineral specimen from America's most famous park is to be treasured and can be considered an American Heirloom.


Quartz with Adularia inclusions, Hamilton Hill Mine, Jessieville, Garland County, ARQuartz with Adularia inclusions, Hamilton Hill Mine, Jessieville, Garland County, ARQuartz with Adularia inclusions, Hamilton Hill Mine, Jessieville, Garland County, ARQuartz with Adularia inclusions, Hamilton Hill Mine, Jessieville, Garland County, AR
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Q-557  Quartz with Adularia inclusions  $35

Hamilton Hill Mine, Jessieville, Garland County, AR

6 x 3 x 2.6 cm

A gemmy crystal of Quartz that has that has been included by small crystals of Orthoclase, variety Adularia. This specimen is relatively damage-free with just a micro-sized imperfection on its termination. This crystal is from a small project in 2013 that yielded Adularia and Quartz combination specimens considered to be unique in quality and size for North America. Hamilton Hill has been worked intermittently for over 150 years. Quartz crystal mining was begun at Hamilton Hill shortly after the Civil War by William Hamilton and John Neal. Hamilton Hill reputedly produced the largest volume of crystals of any of the old mines in the Garland County area. It was particularly well known for producing important collector specimens.


Quartz variety Prase, Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Kykládes Prefecture, GreeceQuartz variety Prase, Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Kykládes Prefecture, GreeceQuartz variety Prase, Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Kykládes Prefecture, GreeceQuartz variety Prase, Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Kykládes Prefecture, GreeceQuartz variety Prase, Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Kykládes Prefecture, Greece
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Q-559  Quartz variety Prase  $175

Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Milos, South Aegean, Greece

10.5 x 2 x 1.6 cm

A large and richly colored crystal of included Quartz from Greece. After Laurium, the small island of Serifos (where iron has been mined since Roman times) is probably the most renowned mineral locality in Greece, especially for these world-class specimens of Quartz heavily included by the mineral Actinolite. These crystals are thought to have grown in irregular cavities encompassing the fibrous Actinolite which had formed earlier. These included Quartz specimens were first brought to market in quantity at the 1988 Tucson Mineral Show, being sold as Hedenbergite included Quartz which later found to actually be Actinolite. Since then, only occasional small lots of small-sized crystals have trickled out into the mineral market.


Citrine, Villasbuenas, Salamanca, Castile and Leon, SpainCitrine, Villasbuenas, Salamanca, Castile and Leon, SpainCitrine, Villasbuenas, Salamanca, Castile and Leon, Spain
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Q-570  Citrine  $35

Villasbuenas, Salamanca, Castile and Leon, Spain

4 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm

A group of well-formed, honey-colored Citrine crystals on matrix.


Smoky Quartz with Rutile, Ibitiara, Bahia, BrazilSmoky Quartz with Rutile, Ibitiara, Bahia, BrazilSmoky Quartz with Rutile, Ibitiara, Bahia, BrazilSmoky Quartz with Rutile, Ibitiara, Bahia, Brazil
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Q-555  Smoky Quartz with Rutile  $85
Ex R. Wein Collection

Ibitiara, Bahia, Brazil

10.1 x 5.4 x 4.4 cm

A large crystal of Smoky Quartz that is richly included with elongated crystals of the titanium mineral, Rutile. The center core of the crystal is dark-smoky with the outer portion being a little lighter in hue. This crystal also has a crudely-formed termination on its bottom. These dark-colored Rutilated Quartz specimens are older material that, when I started collecting in the late 1980's, were already considered hard to find.


Amethyst, Nekemte, Oromia Region, EthiopiaAmethyst, Nekemte, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
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Q-568  Amethyst  $45

Nekemte, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

5.4 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm

A mostly clear, medium-colored crystal of Amethyst from a find made 11-12 years ago. The crystal is complete all around with a micro-sized imperfection on its termination.


Quartz gwindel, Shalman, Khyber District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan
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Q-563  Quartz gwindel  $40

Shalman, Khyber District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan

5.4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm

A mostly clear and slightly frosted example of gwindel Quartz from one of Pakistan's many alpine-cleft type mineral deposits. The crystal is complete with good terminations with just a minute imperfection. These specimens are from a small find made in 2012.

To learn more about gwindel Quartz visit Amir Akhavan's magnificent website devoted to all things Quartz: http://www.quartzpage.de/gwindel.html



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Q-510  faden Quartz with Smectite  $50

Wana, South Waziristan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

4.3 x 2.6 x 1.2

A very clear Quartz crystal coated with blue-colored smectite. Faden Quartz crystals from Pakistan have been around for a while but are almost never seen associated with other minerals. I acquired a couple dozen of these colorful specimens at the 2008 Springfield Mineral show. I was a little skeptical about the blue mineral present on the specimens, having been told that it was Smectite. A quick visit to Alfredo Petrov's booth resulted in him stating that it could be Smectite, although neither one of us had seen such vividly colored examples of this mineral. After testing the specimen to ensure that the specimen had not been dyed, I then sent a sample for XRD analysis. The results confirmed that it was indeed Smectite. This specimen represents one of the best Faden Quartz mineral associations from Pakistan.


Smoky Quartz, Miage Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, ItalySmoky Quartz, Miage Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy
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Q-533  Smoky Quartz (double-terminated)  $40

Miage Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy

8.3 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm

A glassy, water-clear crystal of Smoky Quartz with an unusual form. I am not sure what is responsible for this crystal's peculiar form but I think it is an interesting specimen.



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Q-508  Smoky Quartz & Albite  $60

Aiguille du Tacul, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

6.2 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm

A gem-clear Smoky Quartz crystal capped with well-formed crystals of Albite. This specimen is from a location in the French Alps that is surrounded by numerous glaciers, making for difficult collecting conditions.


Quartz on Smoky Quartz, Silent Grove Lode, Silent Grove, Clive County, New South Wales, AustraliaQuartz on Smoky Quartz, Silent Grove Lode, Silent Grove, Clive County, New South Wales, Australia
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Q-525  Quartz on Smoky Quartz  $50

Silent Grove Lode, Silent Grove, Clive County, New South Wales, Australia

9 x 3.8 x 4 cm

A crystal of Smoky Quartz that has has a peculiar overgrowth of milky Quartz. This specimen has a good lustre with a cobblestone-like texture. Silent Grove is one Australia's more noteworthy Quartz locations.


Smoky Quartz, Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, CanadaSmoky Quartz, Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada
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Q-500  Smoky Quartz  $75

Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada

6.2 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm

When one thinks of pegmatites, one usually assumes that a significant portion of the minerals found there will be Quartz. However, at Mont Saint-Hilaire, this is not the case as most of the Quartz crystals are found in the non-pegmatite rock formations. While Quartz crystals to 15 cm. have occasionally been found, they are typically opaque & crudely formed. This translucent, double-terminated Quartz crystal exhibits multiple stages of growth with distinct color zoning throughout the crystal. Specimens from this classic location are getting hard to come by as collecting is restricted to one or two field trips per year, to small groups (drawn by lottery) of members of the Club de Minéralogie de Montréal, under very strict rules.


Smoky Quartz, Lolo Pass, Missoula County, MTSmoky Quartz, Lolo Pass, Missoula County, MTSmoky Quartz, Lolo Pass, Missoula County, MT
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Q-537  Smoky Quartz with Microcline  $50

Lolo Pass, Missoula County, MT

10.9 x 4.1 x 4 cm

This specimen consists of a slender 10.9 cm prism of Smoky Quartz that is partially enveloped by a 7 cm tabular Smoky Quartz crystal. The larger crystal although very dark in hue is clear. The smaller crystal is translucent and is contacted on one side. Also present on this specimen is a 3.5 cm crystal of Microcline. This specimen is complete all around with just a miniscule imperfection on the termination.


Quartz, Purple Hope No. 4 Claim, King County, WashingtonQuartz, Purple Hope No. 4 Claim, King County, Washington
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Q-403  Quartz  $40

Purple Hope No. 4 Claim, Green Ridge, King County, WA

7.6 x 3.9 x 3.5 cm.

Here we have a gemmy crystal of Quartz from the well-known specimen producing area of King County, Washington.  This area is known for its beautiful Pyrite and Quartz specimens. This is a complete crystal with no damage.  This locality is notorious for the difficult conditions that must be endured while collecting.


Quartz with Boulangerite, Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
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Q-490  Quartz with Boulangerite  $45
Ex M. Gough Collection

Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania

6.5 x 5.1 x 3.1 cm

A plate of glassy Quartz crystals included by the sulfide mineral, Boulangerite.  The well-formed crystals sit on a matrix of other undetermined sulfides. A great locality piece.


Quartz variety Prase, Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Kykládes Prefecture, GreeceQuartz variety Prase, Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Kykládes Prefecture, Greece
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Q-174  Quartz variety Prase  $120

Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Kykládes Prefecture, Greece

6.2 x 4.5 x 2 cm.

After Laurium, the small island of Serifos (where iron has been mined since Roman times) is probably the most renowned mineral locality in Greece, especially for these world-class specimens of Quartz heavily included by the mineral Actinolite.  These crystals are thought to have grown in irregular cavities encompassing the fibrous Actinolite which had formed earlier.  These included Quartz specimens were first brought to market in quantity at the 1988 Tucson Mineral Show, being sold as Hedenbergite included Quartz.  Since then, only occasional small lots have trickled out into the mineral market afterwards.  Demand for these have always been highly sought after due to their rich color.  Specimens of these crystals are hard to come by these days.


etched Quartz, Hachupa, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistanetched Quartz, Hachupa, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
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Q-534  etched Quartz  $50

Hachupa, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

6.2 x 5.7 x 4 cm

An extremely gemmy & transparent, hydrothermally etched Quartz crystal. An interesting feature of this specimen is that some faces of the crystal are slightly frosted and some are water-clear. These Quartz crystals are a result of dissolution effects in a pocket, where an already formed crystal was later exposed to new hot fluids that removed molecules from the Quartz bit by bit, to create these surface effects. Resulting in these beautiful crystals with fascinating patterns.



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Q-475  Quartz with Montmorillonite inclusions  $75

White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego County, CA

6 x 3.5 x 4 cm

A classic Quartz from the pegmatites of northern San Diego County. In 1970's several pockets with Quartz crystals with pink & tan Montmorillonite inclusions were found at the White Queen Mine. Many of these crystals, especially the larger ones, were sawn in half & polished to better show these inclusions. What saved this one from being brutalized by saw and lap is the fact that a portion of this crystal had dissolved and re-crystallized leaving a cavernous indentation. The faces of this crystal that haven't been etched are glassy which is uncommon for this material. Examples of these crystals are rarely seen these days.


Quartz variety Prase, Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Kykládes Prefecture, GreeceQuartz variety Prase, Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Kykládes Prefecture, Greece
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Q-175  Quartz variety Prase  $75

Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Kykládes Prefecture, Greece

5.8 x 2.9 x 1.9 cm.

After Laurium, the small island of Serifos (where iron has been mined since Roman times) is the most renowned mineral locality in Greece, especially for these world-class specimens of Quartz heavily included by the mineral Actinolite (many specimens are erroneously labled Hedenbergite).  These crystals are thought to have grown in irregular cavities encompassing the fibrous Actinolite which had formed earlier.  These included Quartz specimens were first brought to market in quantity at the 1988 Tucson Mineral Show, being sold as Hedenbergite included Quartz.  Since then, only occasional small lots have trickled out into the mineral market afterwards.  Demand for these have always been highly sought after due to their rich color.  Specimens of these crystals are hard to come by these days.


Quartz variety Prase, Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Kykládes Prefecture, GreeceQuartz variety Prase, Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Kykládes Prefecture, Greece
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Q-173  Quartz variety Prase  $100

Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Kykládes Prefecture, Greece

7.2 x 1.5 x .9 cm.

After Laurium, the small island of Serifos (where iron has been mined since Roman times) is the most renowned mineral locality in Greece, especially for these world-class specimens of Quartz heavily included by the mineral Actinolite (many specimens are erroneously labled Hedenbergite).  These crystals are thought to have grown in irregular cavities encompassing the fibrous Actinolite which had formed earlier.  These included Quartz specimens were first brought to market in quantity at the 1988 Tucson Mineral Show, being sold as Hedenbergite included Quartz.  Since then, only occasional small lots have trickled out into the mineral market afterwards.  Demand for these have always been highly sought after due to their rich color.  Specimens of these crystals are hard to come by these days.


Quartz with Siderite & Cosalite, Kara-Oba W Deposit, Betpakdala Desert, Karazhal, Karaganda Region, KazakhstanQuartz with Siderite & Cosalite, Kara-Oba W Deposit, Betpakdala Desert, Karazhal, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
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Q-486  Quartz with Siderite & Cosalite  $45

Kara-Oba W Deposit, Betpakdala Desert, Karazhal, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan

8.5 x 5.3 x 3.5 cm

A pair of water-clear Quartz crystals with a jacket of opaque Quartz. A dusting of green-brown-colored Siderite lends a nice accent of color to this specimen. The clear area on the rear is not damaged, it is where the Quartz crystals grew against other Quartz crystals which allows you to see the gemmy interior which has inclusions of the uncommon lead-bismuth sulfosalt, Cosalite.


Smoky Quartz, Lolo Pass, Missoula County, Montana
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Q-426  Smoky Quartz on Microcline  $40

Lolo Pass, Missoula County, MT

5.3 x 4.9 x 3.1 cm.

A stout, 5.3 centimeter Smoky Quartz partially penetrated by a 5 centimeter Smoky Quartz.  This crystal has many unique growth lines and patterns on some of the crystal faces.  These Smokies from Lolo Pass are not as abundant as they used to be.  Collected in the 1980's by Jim & Dawn Minette.



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Q-503  Quartz & Hematite  $50

Jinlong Hill, Longchuan County, Heyuan, Guangdong, China

6 x 5.7 x 4.9 cm

This specimen hails from small deposit that is worked by local farmers for mineral specimens. This specimen features prismatic water clear Quartz crystals rising from a matrix of black, bladed rosettes of Hematite crystals.


Quartz with Clinozoisite, Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta, Riverside County, CAQuartz with Clinozoisite, Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta, Riverside County, CA
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Q-459  Quartz with Clinozoisite  $60

Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta, Riverside County, CA

6.4 x 2.9 x 2.1 cm

A Quartz crystal that is heavily coated by crystals of Clinozoisite in groups and as singles.  The Quartz is clear and is doubly-terminated, albeit crudely.


Amethyst, Osilo, Sassari Province, Sardinia, Italy
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Q-258  Amethyst  $60

Osilo, Sassari Province, Sardinia, Italy

9.5 x 6.5 x 3.9 cm.

A vuggy, matrix specimen of gemmy Amethyst crystals from a classic locality.  These gemmy Amethyst specimens from Sardinia were at one time abundant but it has been a while since I've seen any really good examples of this material for sale.  The label accompanying this specimen indicates that it was obtained in May of 1973.


Quartz on Smoky Quartz, Mount Malosa, Zomba District, MalawiQuartz on Smoky Quartz, Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
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Q-338  Quartz on Smoky Quartz  $35

Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi

6.8 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm.

Here we have a clear Smoky Quartz crystal that has a peculiar overgrowth of milky Quartz.  The brown patch (including some growth hillocks, indicating regrowth) at the rear of the crystal is where it abutted another Quartz crystal during its growth, and it allows us a fine view into the smoky interior.  A curious Quartz crystal from a now classic mineral locality.


Quartz with Chlorite inclusions, Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil Quartz with Chlorite inclusions, Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Q-332  Quartz with Chlorite inclusions  $40

Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil

9 x 2.8 x 3 cm.

This unusual included Quartz has three faces that are extremely clear and glassy and three that have a more coarse and sandy texture.  The glassy surface exhibits a very interesting, tessellating growth pattern.  As well as possessing an unusual termination, this specimen has patches of a very soft, blebby dark mineral.  When viewed from the bottom, the sectional structure that runs up the length of the crystal is revealed.  This specimen is far better in person than in the photos.


Amethyst scepter crystal, Santa Maria do Jetiba, Espírito Santo, BrazilAmethyst scepter crystal, Santa Maria do Jetiba, Espírito Santo, Brazil
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Q-275  Amethyst-Smoky Quartz scepter  $125

Santa Maria do Jetiba, Espírito Santo, Brazil

10 x 6.2 x 4.7 cm.

This specimen of scepter Quartz is from a location that produces some very interesting crystals.  This crystal has a termination of Amethyst a middle zone that is nearly clear and colorless with a ring of slightly Smoky Quartz at the base of the head of the scepter. The stem of the scepter is translucent and colorless.  The termination of this specimen has many interesting-looking growth hillocks.  A fine example of scepter Quartz from a country that has a seemingly endless and diverse supply of minerals.


Quartz with Graphite inclusions, Cong Ly, Hunan Province, ChinaQuartz with Graphite inclusions, Cong Ly, Hunan Province, China
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Q-151  Quartz with Graphite inclusions  $125

Cong Ly, Hunan Province, China

10.3 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm.

Here we have a large, incredibly gemmy Quartz crystal with numerous inclusions of Graphite measuring up to 2 cm. in size.  It is incredibly difficult to convey in a photograph just how glassy these crystals really are.  As far as I am concerned, these are the most interesting Quartz crystals that I have seen come from China. Graphite inclusions in Quartz are very rare, and even more so, in a Quartz crystal that is so glassy and lustrous.



Smoky Quartz, Talefre Glacier, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamoix, Rhone-Alpes, France
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Q-342  Smoky Quartz  $75

Talefre Glacier, Mont Blanc Massif, Rhône-Alpes, France

6.5 x 4.6 x 3 cm.

Despite the way it looks in the photo, this cluster of fine Smoky Quartz crystals is water-clear. This specimen was a pain to photograph, even the guy I got it from had problems photographing it for his website. This Smoky Quartz looks so much better in person. This beautiful Quartz specimen is essentially a floater, with only a small area of contact on its bottom. The bottom of this specimen features multiple terminations and several smaller Quartz crystals. A fine example of Alpine Quartz for which this location is justifiably famous for.



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Q-554  Smoky Quartz  SOLD
Ex Russ Rizzo Collection

North Moat Mountain, Bartlett, Carroll County, NH

20.1 x 8.5 x 6.2 cm

A very large crystal of Smoky Quartz from New Hampshire's most prolific Quartz location, Moat Mountain. This specimen has a translucent~milky core with most of the faces of this specimen possessing a glassy lustre. The stepped-growth faces and rich smoky hue add character to this specimen. The termination of this crystal has no damage.


Quartz, Washington Camp-Duquesne Mining District, Patagonia Mountains, Santa Cruz County, AZQuartz, Washington Camp-Duquesne Mining District, Patagonia Mountains, Santa Cruz County, AZ
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Q-526  Quartz (Japan law twin)  SOLD

Washington Camp-Duquesne Mining District, Patagonia Mountains, Santa Cruz County, AZ

10.8 x 6 x .9 cm

A large example of twinned Quartz from the American Southwest. This tabular, translucent and frosted, Japan-law twin Quartz crystal is quite large for the location. One side of the specimen hosts tiny crystals of Hematite.


Quartz gwindel, Shalman, Khyber District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, PakistanQuartz gwindel, Shalman, Khyber District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan
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Q-561  Quartz gwindel  SOLD

Shalman, Khyber District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan

5 x 3.3 x 1.6 cm

A partially clear example of gwindel Quartz from one of Pakistan's many alpine-cleft type mineral deposits. The crystal is complete with good terminations with just a minute imperfection. These specimens are from a small find made in 2012.

To learn more about gwindel Quartz visit Amir Akhavan's magnificent website devoted to all things Quartz: http://www.quartzpage.de/gwindel.html