The flawless smoky quartz crystal on this outstanding specimen sticks straight up out of a cluster of shiny turquoise blue amazonite crystals. The smoky quartz is sharply formed with a pristine termination, and is translucent enough to show off a dark phantom inside.
This is a superb example of the widely admired material that comes from the Smoky Hawk claim in Colorado. All of our specimens come with a custom label with accurate locality information.
Pristine smoky quartz crystal with perfect termination. Bright, sharply formed turquoise blue amazonite crystals. Though 99.5% of specimens from this locality are repaired, this one is complete with no repair.Locality Information about crystals/mineral specimens from this location. This is a treasured classic: a superb specimen of SMOKY QUARTZ with AMAZONITE (microcline) from the Smoky Hawk Claim in Florissant's Crystal Peak area, Teller Co.
We have known Joe Dorris for years, since we first started attending the Tucson show in 2001. This year he was accompanied by his son Tim and daughter Crystal, who grew up mining the Smoky Hawk.
Joe has been mining this claim since he first first opened it in 2000. It has produced the finest smoky/amazonite combinations the world has ever seen. The stark black of the smoky quartz stands out in sharp contrast with the vivid turquoise blue of the amazonite. Only about 0.5% of specimens are un-repaired, the result of the weak bonds between the amazonite and the quartz.
M ineralogy Facts about gems, rocks and minerals. Smoky quartz is a popular variety of quartz. It has an unusual color for a gemstone and is easily recognized and is well known by the general public.
Only a few other brown or black minerals are ever cut for gemstones such as the smoky topaz, the very rare black beryl or the brown corundum. Smoky quartz is also popular as an ornamental stone and is carved into spheres, pyramids, obilisks, eggs, figurines and ornate statues.
Microcline is a common, but not a well known mineral and has been used as a semi-precious stone under the names of Amazonite and Perthite. Amazonite is a variety that is deep green and is suitable for carving and polishing. The perthite variety is a stripped, veined or almost zebra patterened stone, that is produced from lamellar intergrowths inside the crystal. These intergrowths result from compatible chemistries at high temperatures becoming incompatible at lower temperatures and thus a seperating and layering of these two phases.
The colored stripes are microcline and the white or clear stripes are plagioclase feldspars. If there is more plagioclase than microcline it is called "antiperthite". Microcline is a polymorph of other minerals that share the same chemistry but have different crystal structures. If positive identification can not be made by field methods then the specimen may be refered to as a potassium feldspar or K-spar. The other k-spar minerals are sanidine, orthoclase and anorthoclase.
The differences between these minerals are minor in hand samples but microcline tends to be deeper colored, is usually striated on cleavage planes and is the only one that can be, but is not always, a deep green (amazonite). Metaphysics Information about crystal, gem and mineral metaphysics and healing.People interested in metaphysics and crystal healing tell us that they use Smoky Quartz to open the 7th Chakra, drawing light down to the root chakra. Smoky crystals are also effective for inducing alpha/deep meditation for channeling, deep relaxation, and lovingkindness.
Ancients used them also to stimulate meridians and kundalini. Smoky quartz stores information well, and it alleviates fear, anxiety and depression. They also tell us that amazonite provides for pacification and eliminates aggravation. It soothes the emotional processes, providing for subjugation of worries & fears.
It is soothing to the nerves, and dispels both irritating and negative energy. Every specimen comes with our label, giving the full mineral name plus accurate locality information. Fine Mineral Specimens for sale Fine crystals for sale Metaphysical crystals for sale.
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