12" Wide Tangerine Quartz Crystal Cluster - Madagascar

 
 
 
 
 
This is a spectacular, large cluster of many "tangerine" quartz crystals from Madagascar. The entire plate is 12" long and up to 9.4 wide. The longest and largest crystal on the piece is about 6.1" from the base to the tip. There is beautiful coloration, as well as giant and sharp crystals on this beautiful plate with magnificent variety in crystal sizes. There is damage to some of the crystals that likely took place during the extraction process.

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
12" Wide, 9.4" Deep, Longest crystal 6.1"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#58826