Phantom Quartz Crystal – BARG 009

Phantom quartz crystal

Measurements:  80 x 35 x 16 mm

Description:  A phantom quartz crystal with some surfaces having a 'silky' effect. 

With the help of a loupe one can see numerous minute quartz crystals along one of the shaft ridges, and a few on an adjoining shaft.

The specimen has very little damage - only a small area near the base where the darker interior is exposed, presumably because a piece of the thin outer layer had chipped off.

Weight of Specimen:  28.5 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO2  

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  7

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

Specimen Code:  BARG 009

US $ 24

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