Quartz Included By Fuchsite
Cabinet, 14.9 x 9.2 x 6.7 cm
Iovitra Mine, Itremo, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar

Emplaced on a fine grained, white sandstone matrix is a plate of many lustrous, translucent to gemmy, mostly colorless quartz crystals, to 5.4 cm in length. Each crystal exhibits superb fuchsite phantoms in the gemmy area just beneath the termination. The fuchsite inclusions are colored a rich mint green. Only one crystal termination has been contacted and this is of no significance. This is easily the finest large plate of fuchsite included quartz crystals.