Morion (Smoky) Quartz ex Hauck Coll.
- Recruta Farm, Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil
- Large Cabinet, 19.9 x 16.4 x 6.8 cm
- Start Time: 10/01/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
- End Time: 10/08/2009 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
- Auction Closed
Morion quartz is a very dark brown to black opaque variety of quartz. Morion is the German, Danish, Spanish and Polish synonym for smoky quartz when it is totally dark and solidly smoky inside. This a dramatic and striking, LARGE CABINET cluster. The glassy, highly lustrous, translucent crystals, to 8.0 cm, are di-pyramidal with no prism faces and are called morion quartz by some people and beta quartz by others on the market. This is old material from a few famous finds in Brazil. These are high temperature quartz crystals, technically quartz ps. after beta quartz (see MINDAT for a further explanation under "Quartz-beta" at http://www.mindat.org/min-7395.html). The fine, large, complete-all-around specimen is very nearly pristine and certainly exceptional in preservation. It is older material from the Richard Hauck Quartz Collection; and hails from an uncommon Brazilian locality - the Recruta Farm, Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia. This excellent piece has many display possibilities, as you can see.Valued $1500