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Smoky Quartz

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Smoky Quartz

Former B. Cerato (I)
Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
San Clemente, Monterenzio, Sillaro Valley, Bologna Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.6 × 4.1 × 2.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.00cm
Weight: 
45.00gr
Description

Dark crystals of dark, smoky beta quartz on the classic hydrothermalite matrix. In very god shape overall, well defined and partially gemmy. Associated, some mesitine-like carbonate (not analysed).

Once a true Italian classic from Northern Italy, these specimens are now nearly impossible to be spotted, if not in local collections. 

The specimen comes from the famous Bruno Cerato stock (Italy).

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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