Quartz (Floater)
Cabinet, 10.6 x 10.0 x 3.3 cm
Orange River, Namibia

A bizarre specimen! A glassy, colorless to milky quartz crystal has been selectively overgrown by a second generation of quartz. The overgrowth is colored brown by included flakes of disseminated hematite but ONLY on the front faces of the crystal and only on the prism faces of the termination. Fascinating for contrast and the sharpness of the separation of color! The back side is a normal style with no inclusions, and is complete all around. It is a floater, with no matrix attachment point. Seems flat on the screen but is really mesmerizing in person

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