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Smoky Quartz

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Smoky Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Cronloughan, Blue Stack Mountains, County Donegal, Irish Republic (Eire)
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8 × 6 × 3 cm
Description

An amazing group of translucent, reflective smoky quartz crystals up to 1.2 cm across. What makes these crystals so unusual is, what I can only describe as a fascinating leopard skin pattern which can be seen on close inspection. A very different quartz specimen from a very rare 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
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