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Cactus Quartz with Goethite #1

Cactus Quartz with Goethite #1

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This listing is for 1 Cactus Quartz 

Locality : South Africa (Boekenhoutshoek, Magaliesberg)

Size approx  :  1 1/2"  x  2"     (23g)

Common Localities: South Africa, Madagascar, Australia

Composition: Silicon dioxide [SiO2] with coating of Goethite [FeO(OH)] and minor inclusions of iron [Fe] and Aluminum [Al] and other minerals

This quartz is named for its resemblance to a cactus, with its radiating crystal points covering the surface of a larger quartz crystal. Cactus Quartz is typically found in shades of purple, pink, and white. This particular Cactus Quartz specimen is coated with goethite, which creates a beautiful golden-brown hue.

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