Quartz Crystals on matrix - 43×17×9 cm - 6.5 kg - (1)

Quartz Crystals on matrix - 43×17×9 cm - 6.5 kg - (1)
Zwenkau near Leipzig / Saxony, Germany

A great piece of petrified / fossilised wood (bald cypress) from opencast mining in Zwenkau near Leipzig. The piece is studded all around with thousands of small quartz crystals, creating a wonderful sparkle, even without artificial lighting. Very stable piece, about 34 million years old, site extinguished, since flooded. Partly organic wood fibres can still be seen.
Really a great piece!

Lot details
Number of items
Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
Crystals on matrix
petrified / silicified wood
43×17×9 cm
6.5 kg
Origin (Region/ City)
Zwenkau near Leipzig / Saxony
Origin (Country)
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