6.8" Tangerine Quartz Crystal Cluster - Secondary Crystals

 
This is a beautiful, high quality cluster of large "tangerine" quartz crystals. The longest crystal is 4" long and overall the piece is 6.8x5.2". Nice defined tips on these large crystals crystals. The base is flat, so that it stands upright nicely. There are some secondary crystals growing off of the sides of the larger crystals making for a very interesting piece.

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
6.8x5.2", Longest crystal 4"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#36202