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Smoky Quartz & Adularia

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Smoky Quartz & Adularia

Floater

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Description
Locality: 
Obersulzbach Valley, Zell am See District, Salzburg, Austria
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.1 × 3 × 2.1 cm
Description

The specimen is developed as floater, the crystals are water-clear, flawless, sharp terminated and lustrous. For Austria they show a really good quality, dark and not grey - more this warm red brown that we know from Switzerland. At the bottom you can see also a sharp terminated crystals. Around the lower base the Smokies are framed with a chain of sharp Adularia crystals, they show a minor Chlorite layer at some edges. So really a fine contrast, perfect aesthetics and rare locality! A jewel from the heart of Austrian Alps.

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

Adularia

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6 Ortho - clase