Posted by: macadmin on 05.14.2020 | Filed under:


Specimen # 102261
Mineral: Quartz
Location: Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
Size: 7.2 x 4.6 x 3.9 cm


Detailed Description

A unique piece with doubly-terminated, parallel-growth crystals clustered together. The crystals are a brick-red-orange, with slightly deeper colour at the terminations. They are sharp, with very good lustre. In excellent condition, a couple of tiny chips you have to search for. The clustrer is a floater with no point of attachment. Very nice!

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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.