Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Drusy quartz ~

The term Druse refers to a fine coating of crystals on rock, and can be formed from a number of minerals besides quartz. 

The druse covering is like a very fine grit on the worm-like formation which it coats.  It's a New Zealand specimen and is shown at close to its actual size.  I've never seen another like it.

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