Posted by: macadmin on 05.14.2020 | Filed under:


Specimen # 102260
Mineral: Quartz
Location: Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
Size: 7.7 x 6.6 x 4.8 cm


Detailed Description

This specimen is of a different habit – it was sure hard to find specimens of this habit with no damage, and most had distracting issues at the periphery. This piece is a beauty, with nice lustre and very sharp crystals – no damage except for a few incomplete crystals on the edge where this specimen was removed from surrounding rock and crystals. It stands perfectly for display as photographed. A top quality specimen from this find.

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About These Tinejdad Red Quartz Crystals

The quartz crystals from the Tinejdad area 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.  I’ve done my best to render the colour as in daylight – under halogen, they are a rich warm colour, and under LED, the hue is not as warm and red.