Smoky Quartz and Amethyst

North End of the Peterson Mountain Range, Hallellujah Junction, 30 miles north of Reno, Washob County, California (on the CA/NV border)
Cabinet, 10.6 x 6.8 x 5.0 cm
Start Time: 12/24/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/07/2010 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Here we have a great Smoky Quartz and Amethyst specimen from a new find in Hallelujah Junction in California. I obtained this specimen directly from the miner who collected it. It actually has great form and color for any locality, but is especially attractive for a U.S. piece. This is a large, sharp, lustrous, well formed, very gemmy, crystal with smoky and purple "Amethyst" bi-color zoning. Some minor contacts around the specimen keep it from being a world-class Quartz, but this area that is being worked is brand new and has the potential to produce some very impressive specimens. Certainly one of the coolest and gemmiest pieces of this material that I have seen. Better in person!

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