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Smoky Quartz (closed Gwindel) on Granite
Smoky Quartz (closed Gwindel) on Granite Smoky Quartz (closed Gwindel) on Granite
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Smoky Quartz (closed Gwindel) on Granite (Ref: SZ22-02)

Obere Bielenluecke, Furka, Uri, Switzerland
80mm x 70mm x 50mm
minID: NCN-EYN
$7000
This is a Smoky Quartz (closed Gwindel) on Granite from Obere Bielenluecke, Furka, Uri, Switzerland. This is a very special example of the style most famous and desirable from the Swiss Alps, of Gwindel quartz, because it has the unusual composition of having a closed gwindel crystal in stark juxtaposition and contrast to regular prismatic smoky quartz crystals that surround it. (Gwindel means "twisted" in German - and these are simply put, a weird style of quartz that seems to form at very high temperature underground in what are today the high Alpine deposits at the tops of the mountains that are the backbones of continents).
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