Locality - Madagascar Size – 38 x 36 x 29mm Weight – 47g
This quartz freeform point features glassy clarity throughout with exquisite internal inclusions of sparkly, silvery-grey specular hematite and tangerine yellow limonite streaks within. There is a minor ding in one side, but this is not noticeable unless closely inspected and does not detract from its overall aesthetics. It has been artistically and expertly shaped to a unique freeform shape, able to sit on numerous surfaces, and polished to a high lustre.
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.