A beautiful chunk of polished quartz from our collection of crystals, rocks and minerals. Rock quartz can be particularly challenging to photograph well and sadly some of our photos don't do the individual piece the justice that it truly deserves. This transparent quartz mineral is void of visible fractures or inclusions, it comes from South Africa and if you love rock crystal you're sure to find it truly captivating.
The smoothest face of this piece is almost nine centimetres wide and it's quite amazing to be able to look right through a rock which has been millions of years in the making. After ice and feldspar, quartz is the most common mineral in the Earth's crust and it also has the largest number of gem varieties. The properties of colourless, transparent quartz has led to it being used extensively in lenses and prisms and also as oscillators for electronic devices such as watches, clocks and computers.
Weight (grams): 600
Size (cms): 10.2 x 5.1 x 5.5