World's Largest Quartz Crystal Cluster
|World's Largest Quartz Crystal Cluster. Size: 3m wide, 3m high Weight: 14100kg|
World's largest quartz crystal cluster on display. Crystal gallery, Swakopmund, Namibia. Quartz crystal cluster on display in a museum in Namibia. This is the world's largest quartz cluster, it was discovered in 1985 at the bottom of a 45 metre deep cave in the Otjua mine near Karibib in Namibia. It weighs 14,100 kg and took three years to excavate and remove.
Quartz is one of the most common minerals found in the Earth's crust. If pure, quartz forms colourless, transparent and very hard crystals with a glass-like lustre. A significant component of many igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, this natural form of silicon dioxide is found in an impressive range of varieties and colours.
The Kristall Gallerie is located at Corner of Tobias Hainyeko and Theo-Ben Gurirab Avenue, Swakopmund, Namibia