Quartz Included By Fuchsite
Iovitra Mine, Itremo, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 5.5 x 4.0 cm
Perched vertically on a matrix of milky quartz along with lesser crystals is a lustrous, translucent to gemmy, mostly colorless quartz crystal, 4.6 cm in length. What distinguishes this piece is the exquisite fuchsite phantom just below the gemmy quartz termination. The mint green fuchsite is a chromium rich variety of muscovite. Unusual and beautiful!