Quartz, Red Phantoms
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Quartz, Red Phantoms

Specimen # 101911
Mineral: Quartz, Red Phantoms
Location: Quartz with Red Phantoms, Orange River, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 6.0 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm


Detailed Description

The central crystals on this piece host bold dark red phantoms. The quartz crystals are lustrous and otherwise colourless, and in fact a few crystals on this specimen contain no phantom. The phantoms are very sharp and distinct. In excellent condition, no damage except at the back periphery and one low back crystal not visible from the front as displayed. Sits perfectly for display as in the first photo. A beautiful piece.

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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.

Additional information

Dimensions 32 × 60 × 38 cm