Quartz Crystal with Rutile Needles – SWCV 016

Slender quartz crystal with rutile needles

Measurements:  44 x 7.5 x 7.5 mm

Description:  A clear quartz crystal with faint smoky colouring, and slight milkiness in its upper part, and a few lovely rutile needles inside.

The termination is undamaged, and has interesting patterns. Half of the crystal has neat pressure marks. Damage only at the bottom and down near its base, where it parted from its matrix.

Weight of Specimen:  5.9 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO2  (quartz)   

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

Location:  Vredendal Quarry, Western Cape, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  SWCV 016
US $ 25

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