Light Amethyst Quartz Crystal - NBB 030

Light amethyst quartz crystal

Measurements:  51 x 14 x 14 mm

Description:  A light amethyst quartz crystal with numerous gas inclusions and a few minute red hematite specks.  The main termination has bits of another (to us, unknown) mineral on (and partly embedded in) two of the terminations facets. The termination facets have interesting growth patterns.

It seems like the crystal was initially double terminated, but the secondary termination has been left very pitted, possibly by another mineral that had been embedded in it, and then corroded away with time. 

There are several small quartz crystals near and partly in the secondary termination, but most of these small crystals are damaged, the biggest one having broken off. There is a flaw towards one side facet near the main termination's base.

Weight of Specimen:  16.3 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO2  
Hardness on Mohs Scale:  7 

Location:  Brandberg, Namibia.

Specimen Code:  NBB 030


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