This smokey quartz comes from Mooralla, Southern Grampians Shire, Victoria, Australia. I created a setting for this beautiful specimen, that it can be worn.
Length of round snake chain - 50cm, thickness 1.5mm
Since the 1960s smoky quartz 'geodes' have been highly sought after from the designated gem collecting site near Mooralla, near the Grampians in western Victoria. The geodes are formed below the surface in weathered greenish-grey rhyolite, known as the Rocklands Rhyolite, which erupted in the Late Devonian period. Decades of collecting have resulted in a landscape of low dumps, partly filled in pits and holes as deep as six metres in an area where good specimens were once recovered from close to the surface.