This specimen has a superb “horizon”, with razor-sharp quartz crystals standing up, red phantoms prominent. The red phantoms themselves are very sharp, and there are also faint colourless phantoms, like translucent veils, a bit higher within the quartz crystals. inexcellent condition, no damage to the featured quartz crystals, a couple of insignificant incomplete ones. A great cabinet specimen from this find – looks super.
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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.