Locality - Brandberg Area, Dâures, Erongo Region, Namibia Size – 65 x 49 x 34mm Weight – 79g
This natural quartz cluster displays impressive sceptered formation with the most prominent termination, standing about 20mm tall, boasting stunning multi-layered etching and skeletal structure. Throughout the cluster are many sharply terminated, glassy clear and highly lustrous scepter points gently stained with smoky yellow colouration and included with crimson red hematoid flecks. Quartz specimens from the Brandberg Area in Namibia are regarded as some of the finest in the world and are highly sought after by discerning mineral collectors.
Quartz is the most common mineral found on the surface of the Earth, occurring in virtually every locality. Pure crystals are colourless, transparent and hard, though many are coloured by natural processes such as irradiation or by the presence of certain elements within them. These coloured varieties include the popular gemstones amethyst, purple quartz, and citrine, yellow quartz. Some quartz crystals have unique inclusions of minerals that have grown within them, such as golden rutile, tourmaline or chlorite, and others may show silvery reflective internal veils and bright rainbows. Whilst the majority of quartz is created from molten magma that has cooled and crystallized, much quartz also chemically precipitates from hot hydrothermal veins.