Rose Quartz on Quartz
Lavra da Ilha pegmatite, Jequitinhonha River, Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 5.5 x 2.0 cm
Rose quartz is the rarest and most prized quartz varietal, and good specimens are always sought-after by collectors, particularly when they show a unique aesthetic quality as this one does. This is an exquisite "fan" of translucent, tightly-intergrown crystals that has grown on a crystal of colorless quartz. The rose quartz rises about 3 cm to its ridge of terminations. The crystals have a wonderful sparkly luster, better in person. Old specimen from the famous 1960s finds at this island in the middle of a river, noticeably classic for the find due to the matrix arrangement and overall "look." Ex. Kirby Siber collection (Switzerland)