Stubby Quartz Crystal - NBB 136

Stubby quartz crystal with light smoky colour and interesting shape







Measurements:  55 x 47 x 45 mm

Description:  A short, stubby quartz crystal with a few patches of (mainly light) smoky colouring and beautiful large, smooth facets and lovely stepped growth marks (image left, 2nd from top). When tilted in light, a rainbow can be seen.

The bottom and sides of the specimen has contact marks, where it came loose from a softer matrix, and there are some bits of reddish hematite. The termination has only a few minute to very small nicks, while there is some damage to a few edges at the bottom of the crystal. There is a flaw that stretches about midway over 1 of the shaft facets.

The specimen displays well on a flat surface. The image bottom left shows the bottom of the crystal.

Weight of Specimen:  167.8 g

Chemical Composition:
 SiO2

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  7

Location:  Brandberg, Namibia.

Specimen Code:  NBB 136

US $ 160




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