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Australian Minerals, New South Wales, Torrington

‘Moonlight Pocket’ Citrine capped Smoky Quartz

‘Moonlight Pocket’ Citrine capped Smoky Quartz from Bismuth Dam, Torrington NSW

Specimen Details

This fantastic specimen features a stem of dark smoky (morion) Quartz that is topped by a sceptre crystal of natural golden Citrine from Bismuth Dam in Torrington, NSW from the famous ‘Moonlight Pocket’ which was discovered in 2012.

These have rapidly become world favourites, and are extremely hard to obtain. I would love to be able to obtain a few more pieces from the ‘Moonlight Pocket’ to the collection!

This specimen has a couple of tiny nibs, but they in no way detract from the stunning beauty and elegance of this specimen.

An interesting fact is there are more variety names given to Quartz than any other mineral, which makes each piece so unique and special in its own way.

I would like to thank Paul, Nigel and Patrick for this discovery, these guys are a true inspiration. Without them putting in a huge amount of time, research and effort in making discoveries like this, my collection wouldn’t be half of what it is today. Australian specimens like this allow me to continue learning and fuel my passion.

I acquired this specimen from Greg at Blue Gems.

Quartz Info

Chemical Formula: SiO2

Collection ID #: JG0067

Colour: Citrine is a dark yellow/brown with the morion being black

Hardness: 7

Acquisition Date: 3rd December 2016

Crystal System: Hexagonal

Lustre: Vitreous

Dimensions: 52mm x 21mm x 15mm

Weight: 21g

Locale: Bismuth Dam, Torrington, NSW Australia

Rarity of Mineral

Very Common

Did you know!?
Quartz occurs in almost every single mineral environment. It frequently forms the inner lining of geodes and most geodes have an inner layer of larger crystalline Quartz, and an outer layer of Chalcedony or banded Agate.