Quartz (Var: Rose Quartz)
Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Cabinet, 12.8 x 5.9 x 4.1 cm
Rather than a small cluster of crystals, this is a huge naturally-etched single crystal. It has light pink color. There is a really strange and interesting anomaly in this crystal: just under the surface is a layer of round, conical etch pits that were once on the surface of the crystal, but were enclosed later as the crystal re-started growth. Ex. Richard Hauck Collection.