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druse - sugar on quartz

quartz drusy

drusy quartz, labradorite, & pearl necklace

compositionsilicon dioxide
name sourcefrom the German druse and the Bohemian druza, both of which mean "a crust of relatively small crystals lining the sides of a cavity in a rock"
other accepted namesdrusa, drusy, drusies, druzy
color all colors of the host mineral
color sourcefrom the properties of the host mineral
significant sourceswherever host mineral is found
MOH scale7
care and treatmentDruse can be cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner or with warm, soapy water and a soft brush. Bear in mind that the tiny druse facets and formations are vulnerable and should be handled with care.