Quartz Included By Fuchsite
Cabinet, 14.8 x 10.7 x 5.4 cm
Iovitra Mine, Itremo, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar
One of the largest matrix plates of lustrous, translucent to gemmy, quartz has crystals to 4.5 cm in length. Most are included with exquisite fuchsite phantoms in the gemmy ares just below the terminations. The fuchsite inclusions are colored a superb mint green.