Large, 9.3" Glassy Quartz Crystal on Metal Stand - Brazil

This is a stunning quartz crystal from Minas Gerais, Brazil. The clarity of this specimen is exceptional as a result of a lack of fracturing within the crystal. This specimen is truly a sight to behold and would make for a beautiful display piece.

Measurements:
Length of crystal - 9.3"
Width at base - 4.9"
Height on metal stand - 11.7"

It is accompanied by the pictured custom metal display stand. All of the side facets have been left as is with no polishing whatsoever. However, the upper facets have all been polished.

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.
FOR SALE
$1,595
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz
LOCATION
Minas Gerais, Brazil
SIZE
Crystal length: 9.3", Width at base: 4.9", Height on metal stand: 11.7"
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ITEM
#206905