Large black quartz terminated crystal with a smaller crystal on one side plus a second tiny crystal just below the head. A further partially developed crystal is also embedded into one side. It seems like there was once another tiny crystal underneath the main point but there's little left of it now. Its position acts as a support which enables this piece to stand unaided and with the head slightly raised (see photo 1).
In its purest form the mineral quartz is colourless but different impurities cause a wide variation of colours. Examples include smoky quartz, amethyst, rose quartz, citrine and chrysoprase to name just a few.
The texture of this translucent black quartz crystal varies from rough to smooth. It boasts a vitreous lustre and is a unique piece that will compliment any collection of rocks and minerals. It comes from the Ouachita (wosh-i-taw) and Ozark Mountains which stretch from West Central Arkansas to Southeastern Texas in the United States.