Quartz (Var: Rose Quartz), Quartz
Sapucaia Mine, Sapucaia do Norte, Galileia, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 7.8 x 7.8 cm
A fine specimen of this classic Brazilian material. Several sharp, lustrous, gem to gemmy, classic pink color, hexagonal crystals of Rose Quartz sit atop a rather thick, slightly smoky color, lustrous, partial prism of Quartz from the Sapucaia mine in Brazil. This mine is well known for its beautiful and rare phosphate species, along with some stunningly fine quality specimens of Rose Quartz. The best of the Rose Quartz specimens came out in the 1970s from Sapucaia, and remain as some of the finest in the world.