Quartz Specimen with Interesting Faces and Rutile Inclusions WC 032

Quartz crystal specimen with interesting faces and rutile needles inside

Measurements:  120 x 78 x 40 mm

Description:  A light smoky quartz specimen with interesting faces and a few terminations and rutile needles inside. 

The termination points have no notable damage. The top display side has very little damage, and a flaw (typical of specimens from this area). 

The specimen grew in a horizontal position, so the bottom was damaged when we removed it. The orangy patch was caused by iron oxide.

Weight of Specimen:  284 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO (quartz)     
                                        KAlSi3O8  (feldspar)

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

Location:  Vredendal area, Western Cape, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  WC 032



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