Posted by: macadmin on 04.14.2020 | Filed under:



Specimen # 102265
Mineral: Quartz
Location: Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
Size: 5.5 x 5.3 x 4.5 cm


Detailed Description

An aesthetic cluster of translucent red quartz crystals. Great colour, sharp, good lustre. These crystals are zoned, and with strong backlighting one can see the internal phantoms. In excellent condition for the find, there are a couple of tiny chips at the terminations (not at all distracting as displayed) and a couple of incomplete crystals at the periphery on the bottom. A beauty!

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.