Quartz (South Africa)
Noumas 1 Pegmatite, Vioolsdrift, Northern Cape, South Africa. 70mm x 40mm.
For many years the Noumas 1 Pegmatite was the largest producer of feldspar to the ceramics industry in South Africa. We came to know about the site with the discovery of quartz crystals like this all throughout the mine. While many people hunted for quartz a few also went on the search for and where succesful with specimens like Phenakite / Phosphosiderite etc. This specific specimen is one of a few self collected items, it has a estimated packed shipping weight of +/- 170gr.