Orange River Quartz
A variety of quartz which is not seen that often in Europe, the colour of Orange River Quartz is caused by inclusions of hematite which sit just below the surface of the quartz. One of the main rivers in South Africa, Orange River starts in Lesotho and forms the border between South Africa and Namibia, it runs through the Northern Cape which is a mineral rich area of the country.
The unmistakable colour of Orange River Quartz makes it a relatively easy mineral to identify and this eye catching piece features a great collection of terminated points. Being lustrous it catches the light beautifully and would certainly add a splash of colour to any collection of minerals.
Weight (grams): 220
Size (cms): 11.5 x 11.2 (widest point) x 3.3 (highest point)