Quartz Crystal with Lovely Growth Patterns – SWCC 009

Quartz crystal with lovely growth patterns

Measurements:  56 x 16 x 13 mm

Description:   A lovely, gemmy, clear quartz crystal with beautiful growth patterns and fairly big termination facet and small female termination point. 

Inside the crystal are several minute balls of olive-green chlorite (strong magnification needed to be appreciated - see example). On the surface are numerous round indentations, some partially filled with iron oxide. These were probably caused by the chlorite balls that were initially on the outside, and only partially embedded in it, but have since eroded away, prior to the specimen being mined.

The lower end is milky, and has some natural pressure marks. Two very small nicks on the termination point.

Weight of Specimen:  16.8 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO2   

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  7

Location:  Ceres area, Western Cape, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  SWCC 009

US $ 25

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