Quartz Crystal with Hematite Colouring – SNCO 120

Quartz crystal with orangy-brown hematite colouring captured

Measurements:  41 x 18 x 17 mm

Description:  A quartz crystal with smaller (broken) crystals attached to its sides. The crystal has a deep reddish-brown colouring, which is due to 1st generation clear quartz growth receiving a coating of iron oxide, followed by 2nd generation growth of clear quartz.

One of the terminations broke off, then rehealed. The main crystal has only a few very small nicks.

Weight of Specimen:  11.7 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO 

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  7

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

Specimen Code:  SNCO 120

US $ 12

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