Black chlorite (chamosite?) with small smoky quartz crystals, colourless albite and white orthoclase. Ex Margaret Brown Collection. Width of view 11.5mm. Stack of 75 images. Click on the image below for a higher resolution version.
A twinned cassiterite crystal with a small smoky quartz crystal at the centre, no matrix. A gift from, and collected by, the late Albert Chapman. Width of view 14mm. Stack of 66 images. Click on...
7434 JL1919 Smoky Quartz, Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada
Acquired by Joan Lamond in 1993 from Cynthia Peat (peatite).
Single crystal with neat phantoms. Video best viewed full screen.
Labelled as from Dinkey Lake. A cluster of lustrous smoky quartz crystals nestled amongst tan microcline. Ex Mineral Search, Texas. Acquired at Tucson. Slight nibbling on back of termination on the main crystal.
Cluster of smoky quartz crystals on a feldspar base. Labelled as Santa lucia de Tallano.
White albite growing epitaxially on orange orthoclase.
Morion Smoky Quartz pitch black from Dinkey Lakes pegmatites, Dinkey Creek, Fresno Co., California. Jet black, from the Fred DeVito collection, owned by Justin since 2004. A really outstanding crystal from a now closed location.
Spessartine Garnet included in Smoky Quartz from Searchlight Nevada. Quartz crystal with included red gem garnets. You can see about 4 garnets in here. The largest one fills up one subcrystal. Sharp and perfect, except...
Purple octahedral fluorite. Tan coloured pancaked” feldspar?”
ex Jack Leach Collection
Noel Curtis 11/2004