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Jacaré Smoky Quartz with Clay inclusions


A beautiful and lustrous specimen of Jacaré Smoky Quartz featuring numerous brown-orange Clay inclusions. The crystals are well formed, transparent and have a rich “smoky” color with darker crystal terminations and outer edges. The Clay inclusions appear to be “framed” within the Smoky Quartz, creating a unique and striking presentation. The Quartz crystals are aligned in a unique, parallel orientation which is what gives this particular Quartz crystal growth habit its name: The name “Jacaré” comes from the Portuguese word for alligator, since the Brazilian miners find the texture of this crystal growth of Quartz similar to that of the scales on the back of an alligator. Therefore, this particular crystal growth of Quartz is also referred to as Crocodile or Alligator Quartz. A very aesthetic piece with gemmy luster, color and crystal formation – a superb show piece in great condition.

Location: Fundão, Espírito Santo, Brazil

Size: 10 x 6.5 x 12 cm

SKU: QU1840BR Categories: , , Tag:

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