Quartz with Magnetite, Cuprite, and Stannite 5" x 3”
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This Quartz Specimen has amazing Magnetite, Cuprite, and Stannite crystals on the base. It measures roughly 5" x 3” and comes from China. Quartz with magnetite, cuprite, and stannite is a rock composed of quartz, which is a common mineral that is typically white or clear, and three other minerals: magnetite, cuprite, and stannite. These minerals are often found together in the same rock, and the combination of their different colors and properties can create a unique and interesting appearance.
Magnetite is a black, metallic mineral that is strongly attracted to magnets. It is an important iron ore and is also utilized in some types of jewelry. Cuprite is a copper oxide mineral that is typically red or brown in color. It is an important ore of copper and is also utilized as a gemstone. Stannite is a tin sulfide mineral that is typically gray or black in color. It is an important ore of tin and is also utilized as a gemstone.
Clear quartz is one of the most abundant minerals in the world and is rated at a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. It can be found in many forms such as tumbled, carved and rough. It can develop in a wide range of environments and can be found on every continent. Clear quartz is thought metaphysically to promote understanding, clarity, and is associated with inner strength.
Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item is a unique stone that is non-fabricated. Slight variations in color, size and shape may exist. Every item at Crystal Joys is truly "one of a kind". Contact us if you would like to see the specific stone prior to purchase and we would be happy to send you a picture prior to shipment.