Natural Medium Smokey Quartz Aegirine Crystals x 6 From Zomba, Malawi

R 828.00 ZAR
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Natural Medium Smokey Quartz Aegirine Crystals x 6 From Zomba, Malawi

R 828.00 ZAR
'Zomba mountain associated to the Zomba Plateau in Malawi yields a diversity of minerals in complex arrangements and mix of associations. Orthoclase is a primary matrix, with Smokey quartz, aegirine & zircon being the most commonly occurring species. The deposits are widespread and show a diversity of habits and forms. Smokey quartz from the region ranges from dark gemmy to morion and pitch black. Often having aegirine inclusions whilst riebeckite and rutile inclusions are infrequent. Recent pockets have also shown green chlorite inclusions or phantoms. Aegirine is recovered as either black shiny or green fibrous single crystals or in complex clusters. Classic terminations are more frequent than acicular terminations. Zomba is often seen as NONE classically beautiful specimens, but they are always complex specimens and fascinating in terms of formative processes. Zomba often has a high % of self-healed specimens. Zomba is by far one of our favourite localities in the world. We love Zomba! Price is grade dependant. Items are as shown.

Locality = Zomba, Malawi
Grade = Very Good to A Grade
Size = 64 - 132 mm | 2.5 - 5.2 inch
Nett Weight = 1.5 Kg | 3.3 Lbs

Product Type = Small Batch

SKU = A56913ZOM

Currently 1 in stock.

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'Zomba mountain associated to the Zomba Plateau in Malawi yields a diversity of minerals in complex arrangements and mix of associations. Orthoclase is a primary matrix, with Smokey quartz, aegirine & zircon being the most commonly occurring species. The deposits are widespread and show a diversity of habits and forms. Smokey quartz from the region ranges from dark gemmy to morion and pitch black. Often having aegirine inclusions whilst riebeckite and rutile inclusions are infrequent. Recent pockets have also shown green chlorite inclusions or phantoms. Aegirine is recovered as either black shiny or green fibrous single crystals or in complex clusters. Classic terminations are more frequent than acicular terminations. Zomba is often seen as NONE classically beautiful specimens, but they are always complex specimens and fascinating in terms of formative processes. Zomba often has a high % of self-healed specimens. Zomba is by far one of our favourite localities in the world. We love Zomba! Price is grade dependant. Items are as shown.

Locality = Zomba, Malawi
Grade = Very Good to A Grade
Size = 64 - 132 mm | 2.5 - 5.2 inch
Nett Weight = 1.5 Kg | 3.3 Lbs

Product Type = Small Batch