Quartz Crystal Group WC 006

Quartz crystal group with the largest crystal being double terminated

Measurements:  84 x 78 x 53 mm

Description:  A group of quartz crystals with the largest crystal being double terminated. The specimen has bits of goethite on it, and it also covers a large part of its bottom. 

It is one of those instances where photographs don't do justice to the subject. When looking at it through a loupe or merely tilting it in light, one sees the multiple terminations and facets of varying sizes.

The specimen, which was part of a really super pocket, has only a few very small nicks, and displays well on a flat surface, all-round.

Weight of Specimen:  200 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO2 (quartz)  
                                        α-FeO(OH) (goethite) 

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  7 (quartz)
                                           5 - 5.5 (goethite)  

Location:  Ceres area, Western Cape, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  WC 006

R 150

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