5.2" Hematite Quartz Crystal Geode Section - Morocco

 
This is a 5.2" wide section of a hematite quartz geode that was collected from Sidi Rahal, Morocco. The red coloration of these crystals can be attributed to the formation of hematite (iron oxide) that occurred during the process of crystal formation.

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 & Hematite
LOCATION
Sidi Rahal, Atlas mountains, El Kelaa des Sraghna province, Morocco
SIZE
5.2 x 4"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#109452