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Smokey quartz

Smokey quartz
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Copyright: ana ribeiro (ana974) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
Genre: Monera
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-23
Categories: Humorous
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-04-23 12:06
Viewed: 3526
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello dear friends and visitors!
Today I have this beautiful stone to share with you.

Smoky or Smokey quartz is a brown to black Variety of quartz.One of the most brilliant of all the dark stones. Like Other quartz gems, it is a silicon dioxide crystal. The smoky color results from free silicon, silicon dioxide formed from the natural by irradiation.. Presents often inclusions of asbestos, chlorite, tourmaline.Wikipedia
This one here was found in the backlands of Paraiba ( Junco do Serindó).This stone has not been polished.
Hope you like it.It is just for all of you!
Big hug from,

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Ciao Ana.
Foto interessante di questa pietra di quarzo come le note ,belli i riflessi della luce ottima la nitidezza si possono vedere le trasparenze della pietra brava.
Ciao Marco.

Ciao Ana, great macro of lovely bright stone, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello aNa,
You may recall that I once mentioned that your camera is very suited to macro's and close-ups and you prove it here. Yes, the colour of smoky quartz is caused by radioactivity that damaged its atomic structure. There possibly is an occurrence of uranium in the backlands of Paraiba. It is special for me because I once recognised the presence of uranium by observing the damaged structure of quartz in the environment, but that is a story on its own. You may also recall that I once mentioned that it is not very easy to show minerals in a photo with the same brilliance that they radiate in reality. You have succeeded very well here. Best wishes.

Hi Ana,
interesting and unusual photo of this stone. Amazing colours. Great work of geology!
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Ana,
A interesting capture with this Smokey quartz. Lovely colors and transparency. Fantastic details and very nice clarity of a interesting mineral.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-24 14:11]

Hi Ana,it's very nice to see something to different,a pic like a peinture of dead nature,very good details and a great use of light transparencies.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-05-13 1:07]

Hi Ana.
You have pictured a really wonderful stone and presented its features very well. I welcome neutral BG which underlines the beauties of the stone. Thanks for note and WS too. Kind wishes and TFS.

Bonjour aNa

Étrange et la fois belle cette pierre
avec ses couleurs d'or, excellent macro
avec de superbes détails, TFS


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