Quartz (Var: Rose Quartz)
Pitorra claim, Laranjeiras, Galileia, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 4.5 x 2.9 x 2.7 cm
A BIZARRE specimen of rose quartz resulting from dramatic etching by corrosive solutions in the pocket. What you have is four "walls" of transparent pink rose quartz, attached to a partial crystal of smoky quartz; you can see two sharp faces of the smoky quartz crystal down in the center of these four "walls." It is hard to say what the form of the rose quartz was originally, before the etching took place that resulted in this unique specimen. Collection of French dealer in Brazilian minerals, Michel Jactat.