Ajoite, Quartz
Miniature, 4.0 x 2.9 x 2.7 cm
Messina mine, Messina District, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Ajoite is a very RARE copper-related silicate. This is a KILLER, UNPOLISHED, natural quartz crystal that displays RICH zones of concentrated, turquoise-blue ajoite inclusions that you can ask for, and is about the most ajoite I have ever seen in one crystal. Truly an exceptional miniature by ANY standard for the collector of all things quartz, copper or South African. This super piece is from a RECENT, very small find from the famous Messina Mine of South Africa, source of the very BEST ajoite-included quartz crystals. The ajoite phantoms are FABULOUS! The termination is pristine and a bit of contacting on the back on one corner is noted, but is certainly are not a visual detraction to this gorgeous and unique specimen. Essentially complete all-around.