6.5" Tall, Polished Quartz Flame - Madagascar

This a large piece of quartz that has been hand carved and polished into a "flame" sculpture. The base has been cut flat so that it stands up nicely on a hard surface.

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
Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
SIZE
6.5 x 3.8"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#111075