Orange River Quartz
The distinctive 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 rich orange colour of this variety of quartz makes it quite unique and particularly eye catching. This decent sized piece features many terminated points, it's relatively lustrous and catches the light beautifully. Sadly it's the only piece of Orange River Quartz that we currently have in our collection.
Weight (grams): 220
Size (cms): 11.5 x 11.2 (widest point) x 3.3 (highest point)