AUSSIE QUARTZ CLUSTER
A lovely, natural Aussie Quartz Cluster. Palm size and upright, this cluster has half a dozen sharp points. The tips are unbroken and clear. Quartz of this quality is not common from Australia, but is an essential component of any Australian or Quartz collection. A super gift or treat!.
7.2cm x 6.4cm x 4.7cm, 162g.
White Rocks Quarry, South Australia.
Quartz is one of the most common minerals found in the Earth’s crust. When pure, quartz forms colourless, transparent and very hard crystals with a glass like luster. It is a significant component of many igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Quartz in its polished form was the most advanced technology thousands of years ago, used by the Assyrians among others. The Vikings could have used one of these to find the sun on a cloudy day. It would have been used as a magnifying glass too. Today it leads technology being the main component of transistors which make our computers, solar panels and many other components work.