Quartz; XTS.2231

Name/Title

Quartz

About this object

Quartz; a piece of auriferous, gold bearing quartz.

Quartz is a crystalline form of silicon dioxide, and the most common oxide on the earth’s surface. This is the mineral that gold and silver are found in, in gold reefs, in the Hauraki area. Over 2 million tonnes of quartz was mined on the Thames goldfield alone.

For more information about Thames School of Mines, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

Measurements

W: 7cm
L: 7.5cm

Credit Line

Collection of Thames School of Mines, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Object Type

Quartz

Object number

XTS.2231

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