Wow! This crystal has it all! Starting with the wonderful display of amethyst and smokey quartz giving it a variety of tones, a large scepter "crown", a 1-1/4" penetrator, plus--TWO enhydro bubbles with great visibility and movement (circled in red in photos). This specimen has not been cut or polished, yet it retains great terminations and luster. This could easily be on display at a museum; even better...it could be on display in your home!
Measurements: ~3-5/8" long x 1-3/4" wide x 1-1/2" thick, Penetrator is 1-1/4"
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.
If a crystal has an Enhydro, it means that there is a hollow chamber that has water or fluid trapped inside, often shown as a "bubble". Visibile moving enhydros are rare to find, and add to the quality and value of the crystal.
Penetrator quartz has one or more crystals partially lodged into the primary crystal from within.