Quartz Crystal Group with 'Capping' NC 027

Quartz crystal group with hematite 'capping' and minute clusters


Measurements:  68 x 45 x 33 mm 

Description:  A group of quartz crystals with bits of feldspar and the two main crystals (one of which is double terminated) having a capping of hematite and final layer of quartz growth. 

The specimen is two-sided. It has numerous minute clusters of clear quartz crystals covering parts of it, giving it a lovely sparkling effect. 

No notable damage on the main crystals.

Weight of Specimen:  46.0 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO (quartz)
                                        KAlSi3O8 (feldspar)

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

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

Specimen Code:  NC 027

R 140



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