We explore Information and photos of mineral specimen(s) generally ‘not so giant’ crystals, however the largest crystals of their kind.
1-World’s largest quartz crystal cluster on display.
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.
2-Largest known sulphur & native element crystal in the world
The largest authenticated (terrestrial) NATIVE element crystal, 24.5 cm high, at the Museum of Natural History, Milan. Click image for magnification Photo : Roberto Appiani
3-The largest cut Cerussite Gemstone in the world
“Light of the Desert“, the world’s largest faceted Cerussite gem (898 carats) from Tsumeb, Namibia, at Royal Ontario Museum, Canada. Cerussite is an extremely lustrous gemstone with amazing internal fire, greater than Diamond.
4-The largest Halite crystal in the world
The largest Halite crystal was found in Merkers potash mine, Thuringia, Germany. 1,1 x 1,1 m cubic. PIPPIG 1992
5-The Largest Black Diamond Ever Found
Sergio is the largest carbonado and the largest rough diamond ever found. It weighs 3167 carats and was found in the State of Bahia in Brazil in 1895. Like other carbonados it is believed to be of meteoritic origin.