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Quartz-beta & Carbon Inclusions

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Quartz-beta & Carbon Inclusions

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Description
Locality: 
Monteriggioni Quarries, Monteriggioni, Siena Province, Tuscany, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9.3 × 8.2 × 3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.50cm
Weight: 
186.00gr
Description

A very nice, glossy black beta quartz crystal. It is not a smoky quartz crystal, because the color is caused by organic (carbon) inclusions. There's a second one peeking out a bit at the side of the matrix.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Carbon

Variety Of: 

Graphite

Formula: 
C
Strunz: 
1.CB.05a
Hardness: 
1.0 - 2.0
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