Quartz (Var: Rose Quartz)
Pitorra claim, Laranjeiras, Galileia, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 4.5 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm
Rose quartz is the most rare and desirable of the quartzes, and this is just a fine example. First of all, the crystals have formed a thin, translucent fan. More than this, they have wrapped themselves around a bizarre, transparent, flat tabular compound crystal of quartz.