• Quartz var. Smoky Quartz
  • Quartz var. Smoky Quartz
Gem Minerals

Quartz var. Smoky Quartz

$500.00   €457  £380.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC28887
Beautifully crystallised Quartz is a Swiss classic and occurs in Alpine fissures throughout its mountainous landscape.  It is from this characteristic style of mineralisation we derive the term Alpine as a term to describe this type of mineralisation anywhere in the world.  The Göscheneralp is a mountainous region some 40 km east of Interlaken, whose slopes form the Göschenen Valley and Lake Göscheneralp.  Gem-clear, slightly smoky Quartz crystals cross at ninety degrees on the crest of a massive Quartz matrix, partly coated with small Feldspar crystals.  The dominant 4 cm long Quartz crystal, although single, bifurcates at the top resulting in two adjacent pyramidal terminations.  The other 3 cm long crystal has a single Dauphiné habit termination.  Both sets of Quartz crystals are of gem quality.  A superb and well-priced Smoky Quartz from Göscheneralp in Switzerland.


7.7 × 6.0 × 4.7 cm
Gem Minerals, Quartz and Agate
Göscheneralp, Göschenen Valley, Uri, Switzerland

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