Quartz (DT) with Orthoclase

Erongo Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia
Cabinet, 10.5 x 8.5 x 8.0 cm
Start Time: 09/14/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/29/2009 6:36:20 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Outstanding single, doubly-terminated Quartz crystal the likes of which I have not seen from the Erongo region. This giant 10.5 cm crystal is perfectly gem-clear, with a glass-like luster. It looks like a topaz and I would be fooled if not for the hardness test we did on it. But It LOOKS like a topaz, and its hard to convince myself otherwise. The termination is complexly etched by solution effects. Fabulous and spectacular appearance!

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