Posted by: macadmin on 04.21.2020 | Filed under:


Specimen # 102270
Mineral: Quartz
Location: Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
Size: 3.8 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


Detailed Description

A beautiful grouping of red quartz. The two large crystals are dark brick red and the smaller crystals are very slightly lighter red, particularly with good light. In excellent condition, minor rubs. This is a really sweet specimen!


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.