4.3" Tangerine Quartz Crystal Cluster - Madagascar

 
 
 
This is a beautiful, high quality cluster of large "tangerine" quartz crystals. The longest crystal is 4.3" long. There are a few small chips to the points of the crystals, but they are in much better condition that most commercially available specimens you will see.

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.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz
LOCATION
Madagascar
SIZE
Longest crystal 4.3"
ITEM
#32243