Polished Madagascan Smoky Quartz Point - 75mm, 161g
Locality - Madagascar Size – 75 x 41 x 40mm Weight – 161g
This polished smoky quartz point has subtle cola colour throughout with slight rust yellow limonite inclusions. It has been superbly polished all over with smoothed edges and stands firmly on a flat surface, making it ideal as a natural decor piece. Despite a minor chip at its tip (as seen in the tenth photo), it is a rather attractive crystal.
Quartz is the most common mineral found on the surface of the Earth, occurring in virtually every locality. Pure crystals are colourless, transparent and hard, though many are coloured by natural processes such as irradiation or by the presence of certain elements within them. These coloured varieties include the popular gemstones amethyst, purple quartz, and citrine, yellow quartz. Some quartz crystals have unique inclusions of minerals that have grown within them, such as golden rutile, tourmaline or chlorite, and others may show silvery reflective internal veils and bright rainbows. Whilst the majority of quartz is created from molten magma that has cooled and crystallized, much quartz also chemically precipitates from hot hydrothermal veins. Well-formed crystals deep within the Earth can reach colossal sizes, with some measuring several meters in length and weighing hundreds of kilograms.