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RM1115   Smoky quartz

Pointe des Periades, Glacier de Leschaux, Massif du Mont Blanc, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

In this floater specimen we can observe a rich group of quartz crystals, one of them dominant, with well defined faces and edges. We see a well-developed prism with rhombohedral terminal and trapezohedron faces. Transparence and brilliance are both excellent and with a very uniform smoky tone. It is not easy to find specimens from this Alpine quartz locality.
Note:  Le Règne Minèral. Minèralogie du Massif du Mont-Blanc. Hors Sèrìe V, 1999.


Size: 7.2 x 7.3 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 74 x 41 mm.
Found in 2015.

 
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