Quartz (Lower Orange River, South Africa)
Lower Orange River (Pella), South Africa. 70mm x 30mm x 20mm.
The presence of Hematite and related iron oxides are the cause of the Orange River Quartz having shades of colour from pink through to almost black. This specimen has a interesting colour contrast on the main crystal. Note there is some contact at the end of the very long crystal but this does not detract from the overall asthetics of the specimen in any way.