|Dimensions||8.9 x 5.2 x 4.7 cm|
Cavnic Mine, Maramures Co., Romania
8.9 x 5.2 x 4.7 cm.
A beautiful specimen of smokey Quartz from Cavnic, Romania. It features a large crystal of super-lustrous cathedral (castle) formation smokey Quartz that is double-terminated. This is the ONLY double-terminated specimen from this locality that I gave ever seen. Very nicely composed and exhibiting fantastically detailed reflections off of the sides of the crystals. It is likely that this specimen has been irradiated to darken the natural color; although all smoky Quartz in nature owes its dark color to environmental radiation in the earth, this one does not. These mines are now permanently closed, so don’t let this one disappear.