This specimen was from a small side-pocket that contained phantoms with a slightly lighter colour. The phantoms are as sharp and distinct as the deeper ones and they are more transparent. The overall aesthetics of this specimen are superb – it is beautifully proportioned, with the tallest crystal in the centre. In excellent condition – for the main crystals, to the eye I can find one tiny chip part way down one crystal, and some incomplete crystals at the left periphery. Sits perfectly as photographed. A beautiful display piece.
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.