Top portion of an Amethyst-Smokey Quartz Scepter formation. It has nice, rich coloration and an interesting "swirl" pattern of Smokey inclusions. There are also darker phantoms visible near the top of the crystal. The facets and termination are in great condition! While there are some natural grooves and ridges, the edges are mostly smooth and clear of damage.
Measurements: ~1-3/4" long x 1-5/8" wide x 1-1/8" deep
Location: Brandberg, Namibia, Africa
Brandberg Quartz are found only in the Goboboseb Mountains (more often known as Brandberg locality) in Namibia, Africa. These crystals have a combination of Amethyst, Clear Quartz and Smokey Quartz. This location is known for exceptional quality crystals with great clarity, and rare and interesting inclusions. Some inclusions that can be found in Brandberg Quartz can be; enhydros, phantoms, scepter formations, Lepidocrosite, and Hematite.
Scepter Quartz is a naturally occurring crystal formation where one crystal begins to grow around another central crystal "rod". Typically, the top crystal is larger/wider than the more narrow base crystal.