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Quartz & Tourmaline

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Quartz & Tourmaline

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Description
Locality: 
Reißeck, Spittal an der Drau District, Carinthia, Austria
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.1 × 1.4 × 1.4 cm
Description

A very lustrouse zepter from a well known alpine locality. But this one is very special - the zepter is developed on black Tourmaline (var Schorl). The top of the specimen in not damaged, it is crystalized in uncountable little steps. The faces are very glossy and show some windows. A very fine exceptional rarity for alpine collectors.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

Tourmaline

Formula: 
A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7
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