4.2" Tangerine Quartz Crystal Cluster - Madagascar

This is a beautiful, high quality cluster of "tangerine" quartz crystals. The dimensions of the piece are 4.2x3.2" and the longest crystal is 2.7" length. The points on the crystals are well defined and one interesting feature is the longest crystal is double terminated

These clusters are natural and not heat treated or coated. The orange color is due to a combination of Iron, Hematite and Manganese coating the surface of the crystals but may also be present as inclusions within the crystals themselves. A likely cause is a high iron content in the soil where these crystals are found.

Lower quality material often with lots of surface damage is present on the market from Brazil, but this is some of the first high quality, natural specimens I've seen from Madagascar.

4.2x3.2", Longest crystal 2.7"