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Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 01.03.2019 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates | Comments (0)

Happy New Year!

I’ve posted some excellent new specimens in this Tinejdad Quartz Update (click here). The quartz crystals from the Tinejdad area in Er Rachidia Province, Morocco, contain red colouring, red zones, or distinct red phantoms, due to included iron. Ferruginous quartz specimens were first produced from the locality around 2014. A large number of specimens came out soon after, and almost all were damaged. Collecting care improved somewhat, and the quality improved slightly, as the production of specimens decreased, although it has remained a real challenge to find high-quality specimens.

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco – Field of view 8 cm

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco – 10.1 cm

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco – 7.9 cm

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco – 7.7 cm

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco – 7.2 cm

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco – 5.8 cm

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco – 7.3 cm

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco – 7.7 cm

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco – 5.5 cm

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco – 8.2 cm

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco – Field of View 4.7 cm

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco – 6.9 cm

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco

 Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco – 6.6 cm

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco – 3.8 cm

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco

Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco – 7.0 cm