Quartz ("Strawberry" and Smoky scepter)

Andilamena Quartz Quarries, Andranotokana Massif, Andilamena, Alaotra-Mangoro, Madagascar
2.4 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm
Start Time: 07/08/2019 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 07/11/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A very attractive and beautifully colored thumbnail sized specimen of scepter Quartz from Madagascar. The piece features a pink colored stem of 'Strawberry' Quartz which gets its color from iron oxide inclusions (most likely Hematite or Lepidocrocite) that plays host to a VERY gemmy, razor sharp, highly lustrous, well-formed smoky colored 'cap' on top. The piece is complete all the way around with only a few small nicks here and there. If you collect thumbnails, Quartz specimens or simply morphological beauties, this is a wonderful piece to add to your collection for its unique coloring and attractive form.