Phantom Quartz Crystals on Matrix BARG 023

Phantom quartz crystal group with orangy-red and charcoal black colouring

Measurements:  95 x 48 x 44 mm 

Description:  Milky to clear quartz crystals with phantoms of orangy-red and charcoal-black, sit on a quartz matrix. The colours is the result of minute bits of hematite deposited on quartz before secondary quartz growth covered it. This is part of a rare find. The bits of white is feldspar. 

The crystals have smallnicks and damaged to the edges of the specimen. The base of the matrix has been trimmed for better display.

Weight of Specimen:  207.9 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO2  (quartz)  
                                        KAlSi3O8
 (feldspar)                           

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (quartz)  7   
                                           (feldspar)  6 - 6.5                            

Location:  Orange River Area, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  BARG 023

US $ 25


 

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