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Quartz pseudomorphous after Crocidolite-Riebeckite (Tiger-Eye) from headwaters of the Orange River, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

 
Quartz pseudomorphous after Crocidolite-Riebeckite (Tiger-Eye) from headwaters of the Orange River, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Quartz pseudomorphous after Crocidolite-Riebeckite (Tiger-Eye) from headwaters of the Orange River, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Quartz pseudomorphous after Crocidolite-Riebeckite (Tiger-Eye) from headwaters of the Orange River, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

DESCRIPTION:No. 53311
Mineral:Quartz pseudomorphous after Crocidolite-Riebeckite (Tiger-Eye)
Locality:headwaters of the Orange River, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Description:Large vein of tiger-eye with bands of golden color caused by quartz pseudomorphs after fibrous riebeckite-crocidolite crystals with wavy, chatoyant reflections and luster. Large specimens like this have many lapidary uses for carving and jewelry.
Overall Size:14x8x6 cm
Crystals:45 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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