Quartz Crystal with Exposed Phantom NC 021

Unusually shaped quartz crystal

Measurements:  59 x 16 x 15 mm

Description:  A double terminated quartz crystal with partially exposed phantom on which a few small crystals grew, along with bits of feldspar. It is coated with iron oxide.

The specimen has a few small nicks.

Weight of Specimen:  24 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO(quartz)                                                                                        KAlSi3O8 (feldspar)                   

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

Location:  Orange River area,  Northern Cape, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  NC 021

R 65

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