Natural Ansirabe Candle Quartz Point - 100mm, 341g
Locality - Ansirabe, Madagascar Size – 100 x 62 x 56mm Weight – 341g
This natural candle quartz point features exquisite formation and has excellent cascading side crystalline growth, chalky white and brick red overgrowth, a shiny, self-healed bottom, a sharply terminated point and snowy white colour throughout with subtle maroon tones. It is a large, chunky crystal in excellent condition and makes for an ideal piece in a quartz lovers collection. These candle quartz crystals have unique cascading formations that resemble dripping 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.