Smoky Quartz

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Lot 3295
Smoky Quartz

Sold for US$ 470 inc. premium

Natural History

5 Jun 2005, 11:00 PDT

Los Angeles

Smoky Quartz
Near Florissant, Teller Co., Colorado
An elegant, smoky quartz twin crystal of long tapering form with perfect terminations. Known as a “morion”, or morion quartz, this dark-brown to black opaque variety of smoky quartz is a result of natural irradiation of aluminium-containing milky quartz.
Accompanied by a label from the Collection of Mrs. Daniel E. Walters, Ramona, California, No. 563, purchased November 7, 1955 (very old). Alice Walters, had a famous quartz collection which she showed throughout California at Gem and Mineral shows held during the 1950s-60s. Measuring 11 x 2 ½ x 1 ½ in.
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