4.4" Polished Hematite Quartz Tower
This is a beautiful 4.4" tall tower of hematite quartz that has been hand cut and polished to a glossy finish. The coloration is wonderful, bearing deep orange coloration (iron oxidation) within the healed fractures.
Hematoid quartz, also commonly referred to as Harlequin Quartz, is the name for quartz that contains heavy concentrations of Hematite or Limonite. The inclusions of these iron based minerals results in interest reddish-orange phantoms within the quartz which can have a wispy appearance. Often this quartz is heat treated to enhance and darken the color but the specimens we have are natural.