XXL smoky quartz, Talèfre, Mont Blanc Massif, Haute-Savoie.


Impressive dark smoky quartz crystal from the Talèfre glacier basin in the Mont Blanc massif, Haute Savoie.

This imposing ensemble is virtually intact (with the odd millimetric break) and buoyant. The underside of the crystal is scarred, with some partially crystallized brown siderite. Unusual!

Here is a video of this remarkable smoky quartz crystal from the French Alps:

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