Smoky Quartz Crystal with Interesting Inclusions  –  VAR 030

Lovely smoky quartz crystal with interesting inclusions

Measurements:  48 x 22 x 18 mm

Description:  A very interesting smoky quartz crystal with inclusions of small aegerine crystals and bits of feldspar. There is a small, neat quartz crystal attached to the lower part of the crystal, as well as a piece of feldspar.

The termination of this lovely crystal has gas inclusions, a rainbow, dark brown inclusions (of an unknown mineral) and patches of white (possily feldspar).

The termination has only a few very minute nicks, while the rest of the specimen has a few neat pressure marks.

Weight of Specimen:  30.4 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO2  (quartz)
                                        NaFe3+(Si2O6)  (aegerine)     
Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (aegerine)  6
                                          (quartz)  7 

Location:  Zomba Mountains, Malawi, Africa.  

Specimen Code:  VAR 030     


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