Large Quartz Crystal with Rutile WC 024

Large, light smoky quartz crystal with several rutile inclusions, and feldspar

Measurements:  170 x 80 x 60 mm

Description:  A large, light smoky quartz crystal with quite a few rutile inclusions, as well as feldspar captured under the quartz, and on the crystal. 

The termination point has a few small nicks, while the crystal has a few flaws (typical of specimens from this area) and contact marks near its base.

Weight of Specimen:  1.076 kg

Chemical Composition:  SiO2 (quartz)   
                                       TiO2 (rutile)
                                        KAlSi3O8 (basic feldspar)

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (quartz) 7
                                           (rutile) 6.6
                                           (basic feldspar) 6 - 6.5

Location:  Vredendal area, Western Cape, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  WC 024

R 700

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