Quartz Included By Fuchsite
Iovitra Mine, Itremo, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar
Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 7.4 x 4.0 cm
Emplaced on massive quartz matrix is a small cluster of lustrous, translucent to gemmy, quartz crystals, to 5 cm in length. Oddly, the largest crystal has an exquisite fuchsite phantom located just beneath the termination while the second largest crystal exhibits no fuchsite inclusions at all. The fuchsite is colored a vivid mint green.