A fantastic piece of quartz from our collection of rocks and minerals.
In its purest form quartz is colourless and transparent. It can be difficult to capture well on camera so our photo really doesn't do this piece the justice it deserves.
The largest face of this quartz crystal which is facing the camera in our first photo measures nine centimetres by six. With it being as clear as glass you can see right through the mineral. This piece is void of fractures, inclusions or other anomalies.
Our camera lense has not been able to replicate the clarity because of the crystals' optical behaviour.
Whilst the name rock crystal can be used to describe quartz that's colourless and transparent, coloured varieties or quartz with inclusions often have their own name. Examples include rose quartz, smoky quartz, citrine, amethyst and tourmalinated quartz.