Quartz with Hematite NC 030

Plate of quartz crystals with hematite

Measurements:  87 x 66 x 17 mm

Description:  A plate of quartz crystals (of which a few are double terminated) with hematite inclusions. There are bits of feldspar clay among the crystals. 

The bottom of the specimen reveals a prominent (previous) crack. While still in the ground, the crack was healed when further crystallization took place, and a few small crystals actually formed in what was previously the crack (image bottom left).

A few of the crystals have nicks.

Weight of Specimen:  78 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO                   

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  7 

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

Specimen Code:  NC 030  

R 150


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