Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 06.26.2021 | Filed under:


Specimen # 201065
Mineral: Quartz
Location: Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
Size: 10.3 x 9.0 x 7.0 cm


Detailed Description

Sharp, lustrous, red quartz crystals, with a second generation of smaller sparkling red crystals crystals covering many faces and crystals. This specimen has good and is in excellent condition, a tiny chip at the termination of the large crystal, not obvious unless you’re searching for it. From the John S. White quartz collection, a beautiful Tinejdad red quartz!

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.