Quartz (Var: Amethyst), Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Epidote, Lepidocrocite
Brandberg area, Brandberg District, Erongo Region, Namibia
Cabinet, 9.5 x 8.8 x 5.1 cm
The vast majority of Brandberg quartz specimens are not matrix specimens, but single crystals - prized for their stunning clarity and "blushes" of internal color isolated in the clear quartz. This crystal shows superb luster and clarity. But, it also has the prized chevron patterns of smoky and purple hues inside. What is more, the matrix it is framed by is covered not only by quartz crystals, but also has little shiny olive-green epidotes on it. You can see some tiny epidotes, as well as bright red lepidocrocites included inside some of the quartz crystals.