Quartz (Var: Rose Quartz)
Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Cabinet, 12.9 x 6.9 x 4.8 cm
A striking, two-sided, cabinet rose quartz specimen from the Ilha claim of Brazil. One face on the spear-shaped, massive, rose quartz matrix is nearly covered with gemmy and lustrous, vivid pink drusy quartz and quartz crystals. The back side features a large, porch-like vug lined with glassy crystals. This beautiful piece is from 1960s-70s finds at this pegmatite, located on an island in the Jequitinhonha River, Minas Gerais. The pegmatite could only be mined when water levels were low.