Flat, Double Terminated Quartz Crystal with Sparkling Pyrite Crystal Inclusions - SNCO 008

Unusual quartz crystal with sparkling pyrite crystal inclusions


Measurements:
 85 x 36 x 09 mm

Description:  A lovely double terminated, flat quartz crystal with hundreds of sparkling (what appears to be) minute pyrite crystals, captured inside (image top right). 

The bits of yellow and red colouring could be iron stains. The one side of this unusual crystal, is mostly clear, while the other side is a whitish-grey. The picture on the right (bottom) shows its narrow side view.

The crystal has a large contact mark and a few small nicks.

Weight of Specimen:  45.1 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO2  (quartz)
                                    FeS2  (pyrite) 

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

Location:  Orange River, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  SNCO 008

US $ 220

  




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