Hessonite, Horseranch Range, BC


SMOKY QUARTZ    (less than 10 ct)  - Mount Foster, near Bennett, British Columbia

Crystals of smoky quartz and aquamarine were discovered accidentally near Mount Foster during routine base metal exploration in the early 1980s. Since that time a small number of smoky quartz crystals have been recovered from miarolitic cavities within granitic rocks. Crystals typically range in size up to 15 cm and exceptional crystals up to 30 cm have been found. Quartz gems range from colourless to dark smoky gray and gems over 100 carats have been cut. Other gem-quality minerals occurring in these cavities include very small amounts of aquamarine, topaz, phenakite, fluorite and microcline.

This page lists gems less than 10 carats.    Smoky quartz gems 10 carats and larger.

Weight........... 9.94 carats Catalogue #..B4684
Dimensions... 15.1 mm Cut Style....... Triangular
Colour............ Medium-dark smoky gray Clarity............ eye clean
Total Price.... $75.00 CDN GEC................ N  (Natural)  (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 9.44 carats Catalogue #..B3640
Dimensions... 14.1 mm Cut Style....... Round
Colour............ Medium smoky gray Clarity............ Very slightly to lightly included
Total Price.... $60.00 CDN GEC................ N  (Natural)  (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 9.40 carats Catalogue #..B4485
Dimensions... 14.9 mm Cut Style....... Round
Colour............ Medium smoky gray Clarity............ lightly included
Total Price.... $40.00 CDN GEC................ N  (Natural)  (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 8.37 carats Catalogue #..B4674
Dimensions... 13.1 mm Cut Style....... Round
Colour............ Medium-dark smoky gray Clarity............ Very slightly included
Total Price.... $55.00 CDN GEC................ H  (Heated)  (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 8.21 carats Catalogue #..B4679
Dimensions... 13.1 mm Cut Style....... Round
Colour............ Medium smoky gray Clarity............ eye clean
Total Price.... $65.00 CDN GEC................ H  (Heated)  (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 7.92 carats Catalogue #..B4484
Dimensions... 16.0 x 12.1 mm Cut Style....... Oval
Colour............ Medium smoky gray Clarity............ Very slightly included
Total Price.... $50.00 CDN GEC................ N  (Natural)  (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 7.44 carats Catalogue #..B4671
Dimensions... 13.6 mm Cut Style....... Triangular
Colour............ Medium-dark smoky gray Clarity............ Very slightly included
Total Price.... $60.00 CDN GEC................ H  (Heated)  (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 7.36 carats Catalogue #..B3105
Dimensions... 13.2 x 11.1 mm Cut Style....... Radiant
Colour............ Medium-dark smoky gray Clarity............ eye clean to very slightly included
Total Price.... $45.00 CDN GEC................ N  (Natural)  (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 7.12 carats Catalogue #..B4673
Dimensions... 13.1 mm Cut Style....... Round
Colour............ Medium smoky gray Clarity............ Very slightly included
Total Price.... $55.00 CDN GEC................ H  (Heated)  (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 6.68 carats Catalogue #..B4486
Dimensions... 15.2 x 11.1 mm Cut Style....... Oval
Colour............ Medium smoky gray Clarity............ Very slightly to lightly included
Total Price.... Reserved! GEC................ N  (Natural)  (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 6.43 carats Catalogue #..B3124
Dimensions... 13.1 mm Cut Style....... Triangular
Colour............ Medium-dark smoky gray Clarity............ eye clean
Total Price.... $50.00 CDN GEC................ N  (Natural)  (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 4.29 carats Catalogue #..B4680
Dimensions... 11.1 mm Cut Style....... Round
Colour............ Medium smoky gray Clarity............ eye clean
Total Price.... $33.00 CDN GEC................ H  (Heated)  (Glossary of Terms)
Weight........... 3.82 carats Catalogue #..B4672
Dimensions... 10.6 mm Cut Style....... Round
Colour............ Medium smoky gray Clarity............ eye clean
Total Price.... $29.00 CDN GEC................ H  (Heated)  (Glossary of Terms)



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