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Smoky Quartz Var Gwindel

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Smoky Quartz Var Gwindel

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Description
Locality: 
Rufibach Cleft, Vorderer Zinggenstock, Zinggenstöcke, Hasli Valley, Bern, Switzerland
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9 × 6.8 × 4.3 cm
Description

A freestanding, exposed Gwindel (50mm across) set on smaller smokey quarz crystals of first generation and in wonderful contrast to white matrix. The Gwindel shows the very best qaulity you can imagine: sharp terminated, amazing luster, waterclear, no queks or inclusions. The second photo in the gallery shows the specimen in the birds view, so you can see the significant rotation of the Gwindel. A very fine specimen from this famour locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Smoky Quartz

Variety Of: 

Quartz

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

Gwindel

Variety Of: 

Quartz

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