Smoky Quartz on Microcline
Microcline, Smoky Quartz
Hawthorne, Mineral Co., Nevada, USA
A fine smoky quartz on microcline from the Hawthorne area, in Mineral Co, Nevada, USA! This specimen features a very dark, nearly black, smoky quartz crystal that has formed upon a matrix of off-white microcline crystals. When backlit with a strong light, the smoky glows a deep root beer brown, showing that it’s interior is full gem. The aesthetics of the piece are fantastic and the contrast of color and texture between the quartz and the microcline is wonderful. There’s a microding on the tip of the smoky but overall the specimen is in great condition. From my personal quartz collection.