This is a fantastic piece of cactus quartz. While the smaller crystals add a sparkling texture, the main terminations are well exposed and seem to have a "phantom" pattern of darker purple (caused from increased temperature during growth). The overall shape of this specimen gives a feeling of rolling crystal hills and the peaks and valleys of mountain ranges. It has been cut flat on the bottom for easy display.
Measurements: ~3" long x 2" wide x 2" tall
Location: South Africa
Cactus Quartz, or Spirit Quartz, is a unique formation of Quartz that is only found in the Magaliesberg Mountains in South Africa. They are characterized by its core crystal structure having hundreds of smaller crystals growing along the prism faces. Typically, the main termination of the core crystals remain free of the "cactus" formation. Typically, Cactus Quartz is in varieties of Amethyst, Citrine, Smokey, and White Quartz.
Amethyst is found in many places around the world. However, this formation of Amethyst is found in South Africa. Cactus Quartz, also known in the metaphysical world as Spirit Quartz, is an unusual member of the Quartz family - a community within a stone. Its core, a larger, candle-shaped crystal with a faceted termination point, is encrusted with hundreds of smaller crystal termination points.Quartz family - a community within a stone. It is mostly found in the Magaliesberg Mountain region of South Africa, being discovered around 2001. Most Spirit Quartz is Amethyst, though Citrine, Smokey, and White Quartz are also mined. In the metaphysical world, Spirit Quartz is a crystal of Harmony and Alignment.
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