This specimen features a transparent quartz crystal on matrix with a perfect, well-defined bold red phantom in the middle. In excellent condition, there are a couple of small chips including at the termination, and some incomplete smaller crystals around the base of the main one. This piece looks great on the display shelf.
About these Red Phantom Quartz Specimens
These quartz crystals with red phantoms from Orange River are from a pocket found in 2016. Red quartz has been produced from this locality for many years, however, long-time South African dealer Clive Queit told me he has never seen any he liked as much as these, because these have such distinct red phantoms enclosed in sharp, clear quartz crystals – in his view they are the best.