3.7 x 3.1 x 1.5 inches
Malawi, South Africa
The alkaline pegmatites of Malawi have produced some world class examples of rare minerals such as aegerine, arfvedsonite and zircon. It is lesser known for fine examples of smoky quartz, as seen here. These deep rootbeer colored gem smoky quartz crystals are arranged in fine form, complete with an association of black aegerine. This aesthetic piece has a bold X-shape, and is a superb statement piece for its size. The smoky quartz are both well terminated, and show excellent surface patterns, with brilliant luster and clarity. Absolutely top shelf for a Malawi smoky specimen.