Quartz Crystals and Epidote Crystals, on Matrix - NBB 045

Quartz crystals on matrix, partly coated with gemmy epidote crystals

Measurements:  45 x 39 x 35 mm

Description:  A group of quartz crystals sitting on a basalt matrix, partly coated with small, gemmy epidote crystals. 

The main quartz crystal, with a few smaller quartz crystals attached to it, has a lovely, light amethyst colour. 

The main crystal has only a minute nick. Some of the lesser crystals are damaged.

This specimen is very eye-catching!

Weight of Specimen:  35.7 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO2  (quartz)
                                      Ca2Fe3+2.25Al0.75(SiO4)3(OH)  (epidote) 

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (quartz)  7
                                         (epidote) 7

Location:  Brandberg, Namibia.

Specimen Code:  NBB 045

US $ 250

 

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