Locality - Brandberg Area, Dâures, Erongo Region, Namibia Size – 52 x 25 x 15mm Weight – 18g
This natural quartz specimen is an exceptional piece with a large, glassy clear, lustrous singular crystal termination reaching 52mm wide boasting unique internal water chambers with two enhydro moving water bubbles and a pale amethyst phantom. 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.