Quartz (Var: Rose Quartz)
Sapucaia Mine, Sapucaia do Norte, Galileia, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 6.3 x 4.2 cm
Rose quartz is actually quite rare in nature, occurring in good specimens of display quality from a very few localities. This specimen has really pink rose quartz. It is not just pink quartz, but intensely colored pink quartz. It is classic for old finds from this prominent deposit for rose quartz found in the 1970s, and not often since. This piece is extremely robust and crystallized thickly all the way around except for some contacted portion on the left hand side only. Sharp crystals exceed 1 cm, and clusters extend to 3.5 cm in some directions. It is a very 3-dimensional piece, not a flat plate. Weighs 174 grams