Smoky Quartz with Aegirine and Feldspar - VAR 002

Slender smoky quartz crystal with aegirine and feldspar

Measurements:  50 x 17 x 10 mm 

Description:  A slender smoky quartz crystal with aegirine crystals partially embedded near its termination and at its base. The base also has a small group of feldspar crystals attached. 

The only notable damage is a nick of about 2 mm wide in the middle of the quartz crystal's shaft. There is a natural pressure mark in the lower part of the quartz crystal.

Weight of Specimen:  5.3 g 

Chemical Composition:    SiO2  (quartz)
                                          NaFe3+(Si2O6)  (aegirine)
                                          KAlSi3O8  (feldspar) 

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

Location:  Zomba Mountains, Malawi, Africa.

Specimen Code:  VAR 002 

US $ 30


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