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Specimen # 102264
Mineral: Quartz
Location: Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
Size: 7.7 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm


Detailed Description

These parallel-growth red quartz crystals are offset by a perfect perpendicular crystal. These crystals are more transparent than most from Tinejdad, with darker colour at the terminations. The crystals are sharp, doubly-terminated, and as is typical from this find, the terminations have a particularly bright lustre. In excellent condition, a tiny incomplete crystal flush to one of the main prism faces, and otherwise minor rubbing, a couple of contacts. A very good Tinejdad specimen.


About These Tinejdad Red Quartz Crystals

The quartz crystals from the Tinejdad area contain red colouring, red zones, or distinct red phantoms, due to included iron. Ferruginous quartz specimens were first produced from the locality around 2014. A large number of specimens came out soon after, and almost all were damaged. Collecting care improved somewhat, and the quality improved slightly, as the production of specimens decreased, although it has remained a real challenge to find high-quality specimens.  I’ve done my best to render the colour as in daylight – under halogen, they are a rich warm colour, and under LED, the hue is not as warm and red.