This is a wonderful specimen – all of the quartz crystals are sharp, transparent and lustrous, and all contain bold, sharp red phantoms. In excellent condition. One tiny chip to the tip of the crystal at the right-hand side. At the bottom of the piece (as I’d display it) a crystal has a coating of opaque microcrystalline quartz, it’s not damaged. This piece is a gem.
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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.