Quartz (Var: Rose Quartz)
Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Miniature, 4.5 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm
A fine rose quartz crystal cluster from the Ilha claim of Brazil. Two generations of rose quartz comprise this piece. Very glassy, elongate, lighter pink rose quartz spires dominate the skyline above the field of stouter, vivid pink rose quartz crystals. This is classic, old-time material from the 1960s or 1970s from this famed deposit, located on a low island in the middle of a river. Ex. Jaime Bird Collection.