***Witches Fingers ~ Two Towers ~ Quartz Crystals***

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  • Sold Date: Jan 19,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction
***Witches Finger***

~~~ Two Towers ~~~

((( Japan Law Penetrator Twins )))

" Zambia - Africa "

2" inches tall x 1-7/8" x 1-3/4" inches wide

60 Grams

This awesome cluster has two main towers and both the towers are multi terminated with small penetrator and various other crystals attached. The taller of the two is heavily encrusted at the termination making it difficult to see the points, it features a good sized downward pointing multi terminated penetrator tabby crystal at the bottom on the outside of the cluster.

The shorter tower is a also tabby with a bifurcated split termination with multiple points and has a small penetrator crystal growing right out of the split between the two main terminations. The tabby is also sprouting a pair of fantastic japan law twins taking up the middle of the cluster, one on each side.

The matrix is a conglomeration of small crystals too numerous to mention, mixed with clumps of black sphalerite, shiny muscovite/zinnwaldite prismatic crystals, clusters of small black aegerine, and has a superficial coating of what appears to be white kaolinite.

The crystals have exceptional clarity for witches fingers and give a clear view of the many different inclusions inside.

Witches fingers quartz crystals come from a small open pit mine in a remote undisclosed location in Zambia, southeast Africa. They are usually clear to light smoky quartz with stringy or sparkling rutile like inclusions of mica or have cloudy gray/green to white phantoms formed out of something primarily along the mineral scale of actinolite/tremolite.

They usually have attached shiny prismatic crystals that are an unusual combination of muscovite/zinnwaldite that can resemble either one that occur singly or very often capping off other multi colored clumps of wart like exterior minerals that generally consist of particles of mica, iron oxide, hematite and magnetite which is magnetic. Some have multi mineral included black sphalerite attachments also, and more often than not a hard greenish pepper dusting of what has been described as actinolite.

Various individual crystals may have other atypical inclusions as well.

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