• Quartz Var. “Eisenkiesel” on Fluorite
  • Quartz Var. “Eisenkiesel” on Fluorite
  • Quartz Var. “Eisenkiesel” on Fluorite
  • Quartz Var. “Eisenkiesel” on Fluorite
  • Quartz Var. “Eisenkiesel” on Fluorite
Quartz and Agate

Quartz Var. “Eisenkiesel” on Fluorite

$5,000.00   €4,521  £3,810.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC16445
A magnificent large cabinet display specimen of the “Eisenkiesel” variety of Quartz richly covering a bed of flattened, very deep plum-purple Fluorite crystals. This amazing specimen is from the Wölsendorf Fluorite Mining District of Upper Palatinate in Bavaria, Germany. The Quartz crystals average 4 to 7 mm across with the same variation in height. They are stubby crystals, in which there are hardly any prism faces, with the hexagonal pyramidal faces forming the majority of each individual crystal. The “Eisenkiesel” appearance is caused by a thin surface crust of Hematite impregnated Quartz, of a uniform, burnt reddish-orange. This outer coating is highly lustrous and where occasionally missing, reveals a dark smoky interior. A wonderful example of “Eisenkiesel” Quartz from the ancient mining district of Wölsendorf in Germany.

Details

Dimensions
16.9 × 10.2 × 3.4 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Quartz and Agate, Silicates
Locality
Wölsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorite

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