Strawberry Quartz Tumbled Stones
Strawberry Quartz tumbled stones
Known also as Red Aventurine
Approx. size 30g
Please note that crystals and stones are natural products and are rarely perfect.
Aventurine is a member of the Quartz family, a silicon dioxide mineral with a hardness of 7. Its structure is hexagonal (trigonal) and is crypto-crystalline. Its name is derived from the Italian a ventura, a type of glass discovered around the year 1700. The color of Red Aventurine comes from inclusions of Hematite. Major deposits of Aventurine are found in Brazil, India and Russia.
Red Aventurine facts excerpted from page 56 of The Book Of Stones.