Quartz Included By Fuchsite
Iovitra Mine, Itremo, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar
Miniature, 4.6 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm
Emplaced on massive, white quartz is an aesthetic cluster of glassy and gemmy, mostly colorless quartz crystals reaching 3 cm in length. All the crystals exhibit magnificent fuchsite phantoms just beneath the terminations. The fuchsite phantoms are richly colored mint green. One peripheral quartz crystal has been contacted but the cluster is still magnificent.