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Smoky Quartz Var Gwindel

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Smoky Quartz Var Gwindel

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Description
Locality: 
Zinggenstöcke, Oberaar Lake, Grimsel, Hasli Valley, Bern, Switzerland
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.5 × 4.8 × 4.1 cm
Description

The Gwindel shows very dark smoky color with brown to red tones and is barely flawless. It is a closed Gwindel, so some extra-points for rarity. Faces are very lustrouse and it is also well developed backside. The rotation is remarkable. At the backside there are some intergrown smoky crystals (you can see them through the Gwindel) and even bottom is crystalized and not exracted from the rock, so I would call this a floater. There are minor nicks, but not significent. A closed Gwindel in this dimension, color and quality is very hard to obtain and represents a great rarity.

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
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