4" Light Colored Amethyst Plate - Morocco

 
This is a 4" wide section of a quartz geode that was collected from Sidi Rahal, Morocco. Comes with an acrylic display stand to assist with presentation.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz
LOCATION
Sidi Rahal, Atlas mountains, El Kelaa des Sraghna province, Morocco
SIZE
4 x 1.9"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#136940