Quartz Crystal Group with Hematite and (?)Calcite – BARG 026

Quartz crystal group with hematite and (?)calcite

Measurements:  82 x 74 x 60 mm      

Description:  A quartz crystal group with inclusions of reddish hematite. On some of these crystals sit (?)calcite crystals with inclusions of a mineral, unknown to us. 

Some of the quartz crystals have fascinating terminations and some are partly coated with chalcedony. 

The top of the specimen has very little damage, (only a few small nicks), while the sides of the specimen has contact / pressure marks and nicks.

Weight of Specimen:  257.1 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO2  (quartz)
                                           CaCO3  (calcite)

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (quartz)  7    
                                                (calcite)  3

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

Specimen Code:  BARG 026


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