Large Natural Ansirabe Candle Quartz Point - 126mm, 644g
Locality - Ansirabe, Madagascar Size – 126 x 75 x 74mm Weight – 644g
This chunky natural candle quartz point features exquisite formation with intricate, shiny cascading side crystal growths and a sharp termination point. It is a colossal single crystal weighing in over 600 grams and is an exceptional specimen sure to please any quartz lover. These candle quartz crystals have unique cascading formations that resemble molten wax, hence its name, and are found in Ansirabe, Madagascar, where may beautiful quartz specimens are found.
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.