Quartz Crystal with Partially Exposed Phantom NC 013

Orangy-red quartz crystals with parrtially exposed phantoms

Measurements:  108 x 30 x 27 mm

Description:  An unusual quartz crystal with at least three generations of quartz growth. The interior is smoky coloured with the final coat having hundreds of facets, minute quartz crystals and a thin layer of iron oxide, giving its orangy colour. The crystal also has a partially exposed phantom.

The termination point has a few very small nicks, while the rest of the specimen has a few contact marks.

Weight of Specimen:  140 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO                   

Hardness on Mohs Scale:   7 

Location:  Northern Cape, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  NC 013


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