13 x 7 x 5 cm
700 grams or over 1.5 pounds!
This Smokey Quartz was mined in the 1990's! Smokey Quartz occurs all over the world. Water clear high luster gemmy smokey is highly sought after and somewhat rare. Switzerland is perhaps most known for the standard of top grade Smokey Quartz, but quite a few other localities can challenge Swiss Smokey Quartz. Malawi in particular has what we believe to be the best Smokey Quartz on earth! Also Mulangi and Zomba both produce great clarity.
Brazil is the one country that has the largest network of specimen and gem mining in the world. It is well known for many of the world's best pegmatites, producing high class Gem Crystals. Brazil has the widest variety of multi-colored Tourmaline worldwide, and is semi-regularly producing new colors every few years. The vast array of Quartz varieties from Brazil deserve a book of their own.