Quartz, Muscovite (Var: Fuchsite)
Mt.Masomeloka, Mananjary emerald District, Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm
A rare, fine quartz specimen from Madagascar. The water-clear quartz crystal encloses a small quartz crystal that is coated with blue-green fuchsite, making for a striking phantom. Fuchsite is the greenish variety of muscovite, high in chromium and is relatively rare worldwide. There is even fuchsite in the small quartz crystal.