Superb, sharp and gem clear Quartz in perfect condition with distinctive green phantoms of Chlorite seen inside. The specimen is also dusted with tiny sparkling Anatase crystals in several areas. Overall this displays incredibly well. What may look like bruises in the photos are all internal veils, the condition is exceptional. These Quartz are obtained at very high elevations in Alpine clefts from 3000 to 4400 meters elevation. True alpine Quartz is remarkably different from all others. The optical clarity of the best Quartz from this area is among the very highest in the world. This piece shows that clarity in the upper section and this displays the internals perfectly.
Quartz with Rutile and Chlorite
Manihar Valley Kuilu District
9.8 x 5.4 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
Worldwide mix summer
A remarkable Alpine type quartz from the amazing new finds in the Manihar Valley. The clarity of this Quartz in person looks like a fine Swiss specimen, the small areas of Chlorite and a few sprays of Rutile needles are also distinctive. A few of the prisms in this cluster are doubly terminated, and all are clear enough to see through to see the chlorite matrix on the back side. A very sculptural arrangement, there is no damage here just a few contacts and the whole is a very esthetic cluster.