Phenomenal, 9.9" Natural Red Quartz Crystal Cluster - Morocco

 
 
 
This is a beautiful, large cluster of natural red quartz crystals from Tinejdad, Morocco. The red coloration is due to iron oxidation coating portions of the exterior of the crystals, as well as hematite inclusions within the crystals. There is a thin layer of clear quartz on most of these crystals that covers an underlying layer of red quartz, just adding to the overall beauty of the specimen.

One edge of the matrix has been cut flat, resulting in multiple options for presentation.

Silicon Dioxide, also know as SiO2 or Quartz, is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust. Quartz crystals generally grow in silica-rich, hot watery solutions called hydrothermal environments, at temperatures between 100°C and 450°C, and usually under very high pressure. Quartz veins are formed when open fissures are filled with hot water during the closing stages of mountains forming, and can be hundreds of millions of years old.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz with Iron Oxide
LOCATION
Tinejdad, Errachidia Province, Morocco
SIZE
9.9 x 7.7", weighs just under 16.5 lbs
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ITEM
#131360