Phantom Quartz Crystal Group – SNCO 043

Phantom quartz crystal group

Measurements:  80 x 55 x 45 mm

Description:  At least six milky to clear phantom quartz crystals share a matrix of quartz, with bits of feldspar. The 1st generation crystals receive a fine sprinkling of orangy-red iron oxide specks, and then received a 2nd generation of clear quartz growth. Two of the crystals have patches of a thin (what appears to be) feldspar coating on their termination facets. 

The largest crystal has a neat, prominent pressure mark to its back, while two of the smaller crystals also have pressure marks. The terminations have only a few minute to small nicks.

Weight of Specimen:  183.2 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO (quartz)  
                                        KAlSi3O8  (feldspar) 

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (quartz)  7               
                                           (feldspar)  6 - 6.5

Location:  Orange River, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  SNCO 043

US $ 65

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