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3.7" Natural, Red Quartz Crystal Cluster - Morocco
This is a beautiful cluster of natural red quartz crystals from Tinejdad, Morocco. The deep red coloration is due to iron oxide both as inclusions within the crystals and coating the exterior.
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.