Quartz Crystal with Moving Bubbles – NBB 053

Smoky / amethyst quartz crystal with moving bubbles

Measurements:  76 x 27 x 20 mm 

Description:  A quartz crystal with touches of smoky and amethyst colouring and two fair-sized bubbles that move freely in two cavities. One is just > 1 mm in diametre, and moves in a cavity of about 14 mm long (upper part of the crystal), while the other is about 2 mm in diametre, in a cavity of about 10 mm long (lower part of the crystal).  

At the base of the crystal is a small group of clear quartz crystals, some of which have broken off. One of the small termination facets have a shallow window, visible on bottom left image.

The termination of the main crystal has a natural pressure mark, alongside a small nick (image bottom right), but on the other side there are a few nicks (visible on 1st image on left), while there are also a few nicks near the bottom of the crystal.

Weight of Specimen:  71.5 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO2  

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  7                                  

Location:  Brandberg, Namibia.    

Specimen Code:  NBB 053


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