Natural Extra Large Smokey Quartz Cluster Specimen x 1 from Zomba, Malawi

R 1,519.00 ZAR
  • Natural Extra Large Smokey Quartz Cluster Specimen x 1  from Zomba, Malawi

Natural Extra Large Smokey Quartz Cluster Specimen x 1 from Zomba, Malawi

R 1,519.00 ZAR
A large complex cluster with some terminated crystals on the one side, and some complex aegirine clusters on the other! This is not a classically beautiful specimen but a beautiful specimen none the less. The entire thing is almost solid matrix smokey quartz material! Very large unusual smokey cluster! Generally Speaking - Zomba mountain associated to the Zomba Plateau in Malawi yields a diversity of minerals in complex arrangements and mix of associations. Orthoclase is a primary matrix, with Smokey quartz, aegirine & zircon being the mostly cooccurring species. The deposits are wide spread and show a diversity of habits and forms of the crystals. Smokey quartz from the region ranges from dark gemmy to morion and pitch black. Often having aegirine inclusions but riebeckite and rutile are also fairly common. Aegirine is recovered as either black shiny or green fibrous single crystals or in clusters. Classic terminations are more frequent that acicular terminations. Zomba is often seen as NONE classically beautiful specimens, but they are rather complex and fascinating in terms of formative processes. Zomba often has a high % of self healed specimens. Zomba is by far one of our favourite localities in the world. We love Zomba! Price is grade dependant. Items are as shown.

Locality = Zomba, Malawi
Grade = Good Grade
Size = 220 x 200 x 150 mm | 8.7 x 7.9 x 5.9 inch
Weight = 5.3 Kg | 11.6 Lbs

Product Type = Decor item

SKU = A48457SMO
Nett Weight = 5.26 kg *

Currently 1 in stock.

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A large complex cluster with some terminated crystals on the one side, and some complex aegirine clusters on the other! This is not a classically beautiful specimen but a beautiful specimen none the less. The entire thing is almost solid matrix smokey quartz material! Very large unusual smokey cluster! Generally Speaking - Zomba mountain associated to the Zomba Plateau in Malawi yields a diversity of minerals in complex arrangements and mix of associations. Orthoclase is a primary matrix, with Smokey quartz, aegirine & zircon being the mostly cooccurring species. The deposits are wide spread and show a diversity of habits and forms of the crystals. Smokey quartz from the region ranges from dark gemmy to morion and pitch black. Often having aegirine inclusions but riebeckite and rutile are also fairly common. Aegirine is recovered as either black shiny or green fibrous single crystals or in clusters. Classic terminations are more frequent that acicular terminations. Zomba is often seen as NONE classically beautiful specimens, but they are rather complex and fascinating in terms of formative processes. Zomba often has a high % of self healed specimens. Zomba is by far one of our favourite localities in the world. We love Zomba! Price is grade dependant. Items are as shown.

Locality = Zomba, Malawi
Grade = Good Grade
Size = 220 x 200 x 150 mm | 8.7 x 7.9 x 5.9 inch
Weight = 5.3 Kg | 11.6 Lbs

Product Type = Decor item