An impressive piece of quartz from our collection of crystals rocks and minerals. Rock quartz as the colourless transparent variety of the mineral quartz is also known can be particularly challenging to photograph so sadly our photograph really doesn't do this piece the justice that it truly deserves. In our sequence of photos the crystal is being turned anticlockwise.
The front or largest face which measures nine centimetres by six is like a picture window which enables you to see right through this fascinating mineral. This rough piece of quartz which came from South Africa and is void of inclusions, fractures and any other significant anomalies.
After ice and the mineral feldspar quartz is the most common mineral in the Earth's crust and one which also has the largest number of gemstone varieties. Whilst the name rock quartz can be used to describe the colourless transparent varieties material that's included or exhibits colour tends to be known simply as quartz or by its own specific name. Rose quartz, smoky quartz, citrine, amethyst and tourmalinated quartz are just a few examples of the many varieties available.
Weight (grams) : 597
Size (cms) : 10.2 x 5.1 x 5.5