smoky quartz pocket

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penguin
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smoky quartz pocket

Postby penguin » Tue May 10, 2016 10:10 pm

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Hello, got lucky on the weekend discovered a collapsed smoky quartz cavern 300mm from the surface on the NW.
The crystals are black some more transparent than others and ranging in size from 10mm x 10mm up to 700mmx150mm unfortunately most are broken or shattered due to the pressures of the earth; but where they have broken it looks like they have started to grow again , is this possible?
got many good points up to 150mm wide, a personal best.
Any tips on cleaning these up?
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Re: smoky quartz pocket

Postby pdantix » Wed May 11, 2016 11:46 am

:o :o :o

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Re: smoky quartz pocket

Postby mfdes » Wed May 11, 2016 1:01 pm

Hey those are awesome!

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Re: smoky quartz pocket

Postby troglodyte » Wed May 11, 2016 10:33 pm

Interested in selling any to a private collector, cash paid?

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Re: smoky quartz pocket

Postby Burbury » Tue May 17, 2016 8:46 pm

Wow , Great find !! congrats .
Cheers Burbury

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Re: smoky quartz pocket

Postby penguin » Sat May 21, 2016 7:50 pm

Finally had a chance to finish cleaning out the pocket. Found two good points weighing in at 6.5 & 7.8kg. Good days digging. How would I value something like this? Thanks for your input.
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pdantix
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Re: smoky quartz pocket

Postby pdantix » Sat May 21, 2016 10:19 pm

I'm amazed.

How on earth did you find it?

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Re: smoky quartz pocket

Postby james85 » Sun May 22, 2016 6:30 pm

Awesome crystals. Would love to find one. Even a small one. Do you use the screwdriver to lever them out? Are they in hard rock? Ive only ever found big lumps of quartz no crystals yet

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Re: smoky quartz pocket

Postby penguin » Fri May 27, 2016 8:28 pm

look for quartz in pegmatite regions ,crystals several feet long are out there

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Re: smoky quartz pocket

Postby penguin » Fri May 27, 2016 8:30 pm

sent pm james

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