Quartz (Var: Rose Quartz), Quartz
Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 8.9 x 6.6 x 3.7 cm
This is a very lustrous, sparkling specimen which features a string of rose quartz running down the middle of a quartz shard. The quartz directly under the rose quartz is crystallized, though in flat-laying crystals. The rose quartz comes up 3-dimensionally from that surface and splays out nicely. Individual rose quartz crystals are quite gemmy, and to 1.5 cm. Unusual aesthetics. This is the old rose quartz mine located on hard-to-work ground that is sometimes flooded, as it is located in the middle of the river - literally, this is what its place name means.