Posted by: macadmin on 05.14.2020 | Filed under:


Specimen # 102267
Mineral: Quartz
Location: Quartz, Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
Size: 8.8 x 6.6 x 4.0 cm


Detailed Description

Two generations of sharp, lustrous red quartz crystals atop a fairly thin wedge of matrix. Very nice colour, phantoms are visible when backlit, partcularly in the largest two crystals. In excellent condition, a tiny chip at the termination of the large crystal, and an incomplete crystal at the bottom corner, right-hand side. A great display piece, supported to stand as photographed – a dramatic cabinet specimen.

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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.