Mineral Specimen #2546 Quartz
Steele Mine, Lyndhurst, Rear of Leeds and Lansdowne Twp., Leeds and Grenville Co., Ontario, Canada
Collected by Robert Nowakowski
Seven Quartz crystals and one shard. The shard is actually a partial crystal which held together two of the other crystals. When handled for these pictures, the two crystals and the shard came loose. In the first photo, the shard is positioned betwen the two crystals which it was between. In the last photo, these crystals were still attached together. The crystals are transparent but have a light milky deposit on the surface and also a bit of reddish Hematite. This is a location from which specimens are rarely available. In fact, the field collector told me they were escorted out by the local police and told not to come back. Also, he said they literally walked across beds of similar Quartz crystals. With the exception of the smallest one, the crystals are in very good condition.
8.2 x 2.8 x 2.6, 6.4 x 1.3 x 1.2, 6.7 x 1.8 x 1.5, 5.4 x 2.1 x 1.8, 5.1 x 1.2 x 0.8, 3.7 x 2.2 x 1.7, 3.8 x 1.8 x 1.5 and 4.7 x 0.6 x 0.3 (All measurements are in cm)
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Canada | Quartz | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars