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Quartz var. Smoky Quartz with Hyalite Opal and Calcite from Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey

 
Quartz var. Smoky Quartz with Hyalite Opal and Calcite from Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey

Quartz var. Smoky Quartz with Hyalite Opal and Calcite from Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Quartz var. Smoky Quartz with Hyalite Opal and Calcite from Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey

Photo below under longwave ultraviolet illumination:
Quartz var. Smoky Quartz with Hyalite Opal and Calcite from Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey

DESCRIPTION:No. 79786
Mineral:Quartz var. Smoky Quartz with Hyalite Opal and Calcite
Locality:Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
Description:Rare specimen from this locality of hyalite opal partial coating on lustrous transparent smoky quartz crystals to 8 mm intermixed with colorless transparent calcite crystals to 4 mm. The hyalite opal fluoresces under UV illumination (SW=green, LW=white). Collected in 1980s to 1990s by Prof. Martin Becker
Overall Size:7.5x3.5x3 cm
Crystals:micro to 8 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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