10.3" Tangerine Quartz Crystal Cluster - Giant Crystals

 
 
This is a beautiful and massive cluster of "tangerine" quartz crystals, from Madagascar. The entire plate is 10.3" wide and up to 6.5" tall. The longest crystal on the piece is about 5.4" from its base to the tip.

These clusters are natural and not heat treated or coated. The orange color is due to a combination of Iron, Hematite and Manganese coating the surface of the crystals but may also be present as inclusions within the crystals themselves. A likely cause is a high iron content in the soil where these crystals are found.

Lower quality material often with lots of surface damage is present on the market from Brazil, but this is some of the first high quality, natural specimens I've seen from Madagascar.

FOR SALE
$495
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz
LOCATION
Madagascar
SIZE
10.3 x 6.5", Longest crystal 5.4"
ITEM
#112804