Quartz wizh Calcite
DI 2-17, March 2003
Zederhaus, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
At over 33 cm, this is the largest double-terminated quartz crystal from this find. It was directly under the large matrix specimen DI 2-28. Most likely the matrix specimen fell on this crystal because it was broken in two and had to be repaired. The quartz shows three chlorite-green colored surfaces that are partially covered with a second generation of quartz crystals, small calcites, and chlorite. The other three surfaces show a snowy layer and partially covered with a second generation of quartz crystals and calcites. This layer reaches to the edges of the prisms where it suddenly ends. The tops are highly lustrous and transparent.
Size: 33.5 x 6.5 x 6 cm