3.6" Natural Red Quartz Crystal Cluster - Morocco
This is a beautiful cluster of natural red quartz crystals from Tinejdad, Morocco. The red coloration is due to iron oxidation across the exterior of the crystals, as well as inclusions through the crystals.
Morocco is one of the few sources of natural red quartz (also known ferruginous quartz) crystals. The red coloration of these quartz specimens is a result of iron oxidation (hematite) on and/or within the crystals. Some specimens can feature a banding-like pattern within the crystal when viewing in cross section, indication the iron content varied during formation of the crystal. This can result in wonderful red quartz specimens that have a clear quartz coating and a deep red phantom within.