• Quartz (Tessin Habit)
  • Quartz (Tessin Habit)

Quartz (Tessin Habit)

$800.00   €689  £630.00 approx.  

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ID: CC12509
This beautiful ice-clear colourless Quartz crystal is of the Tessin habit, whereby the prism faces gradually taper towards its termination.  This form of development, although controlled by temperature and pressure, is still not fully understood.  From the Bedretto Valley in Ticino (Tessin), Switzerland, the original locality for this habit, the Quartz is of Rock Crystal quality and forms a splendid tapering crystal to 7.2 cm long, with striated and finely stepped faces.  A little crystallised mica is attached to two of the prism faces.  A choice specimen and excellent example of the Tessin habit.


4.4 × 7.2 × 4.0 cm
Quartz and Agate
Bedretto Valley, Ticino (Tessin), Switzerland, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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