Smoky Quartz Crystals with Aegerine - VAR 034

Smoky quartz crystals with aegerine crystals in and on them



Measurements:  51 x 50 x 36 mm

Description:  A pair of smoky quartz crystals with a few aegerine crystals on and partially embedded in the quartz crystals.  Parts of the specimen has bits of feldspar covering. When tilted in light, a few small rainbows can be seen.

The smoky quartz crystals have a few minute nicks, a few contact marks and a few flaws.

Weight of Specimen:  71.6 g 

Chemical Composition:   SiO(quartz) 
                                        NaFe3+(Si2O6)  (aegerine)
                                        KAlSi3O8  (feldspar) 

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (quartz)  7   
                                          (aegerine)  6 
                                          (feldspar)  6 - 6.5  
                               
Location:  
Zomba Mountains, Malawi, Africa. 

Specimen Code:  VAR 034

US $ 65

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