A plate of excellent red crystals – great red colour, sharpness and lustre. Upon close inspection, one can see that the red is actually in phantoms beneath the crystal surfaces, and the outer thin edges of the quartz crystals are clear and colourless. In excellent condition, this is a beauty.
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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.