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Amethyst Smoky Quartz & Albite

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Amethyst Smoky Quartz & Albite

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Description
Locality: 
Dasoto, Kato Nevrokopi Basin, Drama, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 4 × 3 cm
Description

A high quality alpine type smoky-amethyst scepter from the well known Greek locality for such specimens. Amethyst has very good color, glassy luster, high transparency and host inclusions of clay and hematite (red strings), typical for amethyst from Dasoto. Smoky quartz is morion, rarely seen from the locality. Few albite crystals are set on morion   pyramidal crystal face.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Amethyst

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Formula: 
SiO2
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Purple

Smoky Quartz

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Formula: 
SiO2
Hardness: 
0.0

Albite

Formula: 
NaAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.35
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Finnbo (Finbo), Falun, Dalarna, Sweden
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