Natural White Small to Medium Sized Spirit Quartz Specimens x 12 from Boekenhouthoek, South Africa

R 566.00 ZAR
  • Natural White Small to Medium Sized Spirit Quartz Specimens x 12 from Boekenhouthoek, South Africa

Natural White Small to Medium Sized Spirit Quartz Specimens x 12 from Boekenhouthoek, South Africa

R 566.00 ZAR
Spirit quartz often called cactus quartz or fairy quartz depending on the exact habit comes from the north western region of South Africa. The deposits are mined by individual miners who simply own a small piece of land which scatters the areas of the deposit. The material is not mined on a commercial level but rather you have hundreds of individuals mining their own small area, often in their back gardens. The most sort after material is dark amethyst, but every other colour is also mined and far more regularly. Only 1% of the deposits yield amethyst with the balancing producing white, ametrine, or variable habits in a range of colours. Smokey material does occur from time to time but extremely rare. Spirit quartz is one of South Africa's main exports in terms of mineral specimens. Material often goes through extensive cleaning before it comes onto the open market as the majority is encrusted in iron prior to the cleaning process. We have numerous suppliers of the material and all material is inspected graded and priced accordingly. A grade material is generally best for high end collectors and pricing is generally exceptionally high. However, we try to focus on commercial grade material for retail sector.

Locality = Boekenhouthoek, South Africa
Grade = Good to A Grade
Size = 60 - 77 mm | 2.4 - 3 inch
Weight = 1.2 Kg | 2.7 Lbs

Product Type = Small Batch

SKU = A42965SPQ
Nett Weight = 1.235 kg *

Currently 1 in stock.

Please Note: The product title specifies the exact number of pieces included for the listed product price e.g. x 12, x 1, x 35 etc. The vast majority of our products are individually graded batches or single pieces which are priced accordingly. Therefore, if we state “Currently 1 in stock” this means we have 1 batch and/or 1 piece available as per the number of pieces indicated in the product title.

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Spirit quartz often called cactus quartz or fairy quartz depending on the exact habit comes from the north western region of South Africa. The deposits are mined by individual miners who simply own a small piece of land which scatters the areas of the deposit. The material is not mined on a commercial level but rather you have hundreds of individuals mining their own small area, often in their back gardens. The most sort after material is dark amethyst, but every other colour is also mined and far more regularly. Only 1% of the deposits yield amethyst with the balancing producing white, ametrine, or variable habits in a range of colours. Smokey material does occur from time to time but extremely rare. Spirit quartz is one of South Africa's main exports in terms of mineral specimens. Material often goes through extensive cleaning before it comes onto the open market as the majority is encrusted in iron prior to the cleaning process. We have numerous suppliers of the material and all material is inspected graded and priced accordingly. A grade material is generally best for high end collectors and pricing is generally exceptionally high. However, we try to focus on commercial grade material for retail sector.

Locality = Boekenhouthoek, South Africa
Grade = Good to A Grade
Size = 60 - 77 mm | 2.4 - 3 inch
Weight = 1.2 Kg | 2.7 Lbs

Product Type = Small Batch