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Rock Crystal

Floater

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Description
Locality: 
Grieswies, Hüttwinkl Valley, Rauris, Salzburg, Austria
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
13.8 × 2.5 × 1.8 cm
Description

A spectacular crystal - photos don´t do justice to it. It is water-clear, no cracks or inclsuions. The faces how exceptionbal luster and the elongated thin habit gives a very aeshtehic impact to the piece. On the backside a few dark brown-red grains are intergrown to the faces - you can see them through front-display - please note these are no inclusions and they are not on the front-side. It is just this optical quality that you can see them on the reverse. Material from the area is very hard to obtain - the area is in the heart of the National Park "Hohe Tauern", field collecting is prohibited, only a few local coleectors have a permit from the government. No significant damages to report, it is a floater and even the bottom consits of sharp tiny faces.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Rock Crystal

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Formula: 
Hardness: 
0.0
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