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7.3" Tall, Polished Quartz Flame Sculpture - 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. It has a slight pink coloration to it, indicating that it came from a transition point between a pocket of colorless quartz and quartz var. rose quartz, however the color is not obvious enough to justify classifying this as rose quartz.
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.