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Smoky Quartz (Irradiated)


As you may have guessed (or read) I’m not a fan of unnatural alterations to mineral specimens. Then why am I selling irradiated quartz? Simply because some people really like the look and the fact that the crystal formation is all natural with no alterations. This particular plate of black, irradiated quartz crystals is actually quite stunning. The pristine terminations, striations, luster and balance, aside from the induced black color, make for an amazing piece. So with all that being said, I don’t mind making pieces like this available – the buyer knows exactly what he or she is getting. (Now the sloppily dyed fuchsia quartz geodes, well, that’s another story . . . )

Location: Collier Creek Mine, Mt. Ida, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA

Size: 22.5 x 15 x 6.5 cm

SKU: SQ1146US Categories: , Tags: ,

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