Clear Quartz & Hematite Polished Standing Point - 31mm, 31g
Locality - Madagascar Size – 31 x 30 x 25mm Weight – 31g
This quartz standing point features unique inclusions of metallic, blood-red hematite flecks in its clear termination point with a wispy, snowy white base. There are some small but vivid rainbow reflective veils that can bee seen when the crystal is viewed in strong lighting. It is a characterful piece that has been expertly shaped to a classic, sharp crystal form, polished to a high lustre and cut to stand on its own.
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. Well-formed crystals deep within the Earth can reach colossal sizes, with some measuring several meters in length and weighing hundreds of kilograms.