AUSSIE QUARTZ CLUSTER
A great rustic Aussie Quartz Cluster. Several quartz points join in this cluster, which is about palm sized and stands upright. There are striations on some of the crystals, clear points and the longest crystal is also double terminated. Quartz of this quality is not common from Australia, but is an essential component of any Australian or Quartz collection.
10cm x 8cm x 4.4cm, 233g.
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.