Quartz Crystal with Rutile – SWCV 001

Lovely quartz crystal with rutile needles, Vredendal, Western Cape

Measurements:  28 x 17 x 11 mm

Description:  A lovely quartz crystal with several copper coloured rutile needles inside. The crystal has no damage, except at the bottom where it parted from its matrix.

Riana found this crystal in a clay wall of a gully, close to a dry river-bed.

Weight of Specimen:  9.6 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO2  (quartz)                                                                                                                     TiO2  (rutile) 

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (quartz) 

Location:  Vredendal Quarry, Western Cape, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  SWCV 001


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