exhibiting Muzo habit
Cedar Ponds, near Sultan, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
Crystal is approximately 1-inch tall
Note: Muzo habit is a rare quartz habit with crystals exhibiting only three prism faces near the termination.
In the above specimen,
where the three alternating prism faces pinch out (one of which resembles a phantom),
rhombohedral faces begin to alternate,
giving the edges of the three prism faces a jagged, sawtooth appearance.
Self-collected in 2008
Photo Copyright © 2008 Jeffrey M. Schwartz