Quartz Crystal Group with Rutile – SWCV 005

High quality Quartz Crystal Cluster with Dolomite and rutile needles

Measurements:  61 x 33 x 24 mm

Description:  A group of quartz crystals (several of them double terminated) with a bundle of delicate copper-coloured rutile needles (about 13 mm long), of which about half is submerged inside one of the crystals, and the other half protruding. 

The biggest crystal has a beautiful six-sided facet, with a whitish phantom beneath it. When held against light, two very thin and one thicker phantom layers can be seen. A few very minute quartz crystals on one of the big crystal's shaft facets, are partially submerged in it.  

The main crystal's termination has only a few minute nicks and some pressure marks, but some of the crystals at the lower end are damaged.

Weight of Specimen:  48.4 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO2  (quartz)
                                       TiO (rutile) 

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (quartz)  7 
                                          (rutile)  6.6

Location:  Vredendal Quarry, Western Cape, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  SWCV 005

US $ 45

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