AUSSIE QUARTZ GENERATOR
A stunning Aussie Quartz Generator. A clear quartz crystal with super sharp faces and good terminations. This piece is natural and unpolished, sits well and has quite a presence. Definitely one for the quartz collector. Australian quartz does not get much better than this and is in short supply. We were lucky to obtain this beautiful specimen.
White Rock Quarry, Magill, South Australia.
9cm x 6.5cm x 14cm, 633g.
Quartz is one of the most common minerals found in the Earth’s crust. If pure, quartz forms colourless, transparent and very hard crystals with a glass like luster. A significant component of many igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, this natural form of silicon dioxide is found in an impressive range of varieties and colours.
Quartz in it’s polished form was the most advanced technology thousands of years ago, used by the Assyrians. Quartz was used as a lens to focus light and could start a fire. The Vikings could have used one of these to find the sun on a cloudy day. It would have been used as a magnifying glass too. Today it leads technology being the main component of transistors which make our computers work and solar panels.