Small Quartz Crystal Clusters on MatrixNBB 017

Quartz crystal clusters, some with iron oxide coating, on matrix




Measurements:  55 x 45 x 15 mm

Description:  A thin plate of (?)quartz hosts two lovely, small quartz crystal clusters (the bigger one 27 mm in diameter), with several crystals being covered by a lovely, orangy-brown iron oxide coating. Several of the crystals also have inclusions of minute hematite specks. 

One of the small crystals near the centre of the biggest cluster has broken off, and there is some damage near the edges of the specimen.

A lovely specimen that displays well on a flat surface. The specimen comes from a rare find in 2015.

Weight of Specimen:  15.8 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO2

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  7

Location:  Brandberg, Namibia.

Specimen Code:  NBB 017

US $ 85

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