Quartz (Var: Rose Quartz), Quartz
Pitorra claim, Laranjeiras, Galileia, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 9.1 x 5.8 x 4.0 cm
A large, frosted quartz crystal is capped by a bloom of pastel pink rose quartz. What is really interesting about this specimen is that the rose quartz is not just plopped atop the crystal; the two are actually merged crystallographically. There is an epitaxial extension of the quartz crystal that begins colorless, then continues up and merges into pink as it rises. Ex. Richard Hauck Collection.