Phantom Quartz Crystals on Matrix – BARG 009

Phantom quartz crystals on matrix

Measurements:  75 x 43 x 38 mm

Description:  A group of quartz crystals with prominent reddish and blackish phantoms, on a quartz matrix. The phantoms were caused by a hematite deposit on a first generation quartz growth, which received a second layer of quartz growth later on. 

This specimen is from a rare find. It has been trimmed at the bottom, and displays well on a flat surface, all-round. 

Some terminations have bad nicks, and there is damage to some of the edges of the specimen.

Weight of Specimen:  136.8 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO2  

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  7

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

Specimen Code:  BARG 009

US $ 26

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