4" Orange Quartz Crystal Cluster - Cocineras Mine, Mexico

This is a cluster of quartz crystals that are covered in what is likely iron oxidation. It was collected from the Cocineras Mine in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Silicon Dioxide, also known as SiO2 or Quartz, is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust. Quartz crystals generally grow in silica-rich, hot watery solutions called hydrothermal environments, at temperatures between 100°C and 450°C, and usually under very high pressure. Quartz veins are formed when open fissures are filled with hot water during the closing stages of mountains forming, and can be hundreds of millions of years old.

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SPECIES
Quartz
LOCATION
Cocineras Mine, Santa Eulalia Distract, Chihuahua, Mexico
SIZE
4 x 1.7"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#183776