Posted by: macadmin on 05.14.2020 | Filed under:


Specimen # 102268
Mineral: Quartz
Location: Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
Size: 6.9 x 6.0 x 3.5 cm


Detailed Description

A cluster of red quartz crystals, with two generations of sharp, lustrous crystals. Good red colour, phantoms are visible when backlit. In good condition, some chipped terminations. A very pretty specimen, lots of sparkle.

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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.