7.2" Quartz Crystal Cluster (3"+ Crystals) - Madagascar

 
 
 
 
 
This is a beautiful, high quality cluster of "tangerine" quartz crystals on granite, from Madagascar. The longest crystal is 3.9", with nice defined tips on these large crystals. The lack of damage to the majority of the crystals on this cluster is incredible.

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.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz
LOCATION
Madagascar
SIZE
7.2" long, 3.8" tall, Longest crystal 3.9"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#58824