5.5" Rare SMOKY QUARTZ GWINDEL Twisted DblTerminated Crystal Mozambique for sale

Product Code: EB0316QSGWIN4
Availability: In Stock
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Location Muiane pegmatite, Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province, Mozambique
Size 5.5" x 3.5" x 2.3"
Suggested Stand A suitable display stand comes free with this specimen.

This crystal from Mozambique is an excellent example of the rare form of quartz called a gwindel. It has the characteristic twist along its vertical axis, giving its surface plane curves at the corners, going in opposite directions. The inside of this glassy crystal is gemmy and transparent smoky quartz. The gwindel crystal has grown on top of a plate of smoky quartz crystals, and ther is no damage. This is the only gwindel I have ever seen from this locality.