‘Moonlight Pocket’ Citrine capped Smoky Quartz from Bismuth Dam, Torrington NSW
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.
Chemical Formula: SiO2
Collection ID #: JG0067
Colour: Citrine is a dark yellow/brown with the morion being black
Acquisition Date: 3rd December 2016
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Dimensions: 52mm x 21mm x 15mm
Locale: Bismuth Dam, Torrington, NSW Australia
Rarity of Mineral