Alto da Pitorra, Laranjeiras, Galleia, Doce Valley
6.3 x 3.9 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
Cluster of terminated rose Quartz crystals with very good color and transparency. An older piece from the Alto da Pitorra (Brazil) with most crystals having a slight divergence though mostly in parallel growth. In very good condition, the main terminations are sharp and undamaged, there is a contacted area on the back but not seen on display. Rose Quartz crystals are not known from very many localities and large, fine crystals like this are very rare indeed. Choice.
Rose Quartz with Eosphorite
Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhanha Valley
5 x 3. x 3.7 CM (miniature)
new year 2021
Unusually large, choice and well-defined Rose Quartz crystals in a radiating cluster. An excellent example of this specie with individual prisms up to 4.1 CM long and sprinkled with Eosphorite crystals. Formerly in the collection of William Hladysz his label note he obtained it from Richard Kosnar in 1977, it dates to the early finds at Itinga and is not like more recent specimens. Rose Quartz in such large crystals are remarkably rare.
A super choice thumbnail (just barely fits the specs) with fine form, color and luster. From Newry, the Rose Quartz is in ball like clusters and seems to have formed on an earlier colorless Quartz druse. Looks fine from several angles, the condition is excellent, undamaged. While massive Rose Quartz is rather common, it is surprising how few good crystalized R Q specimens are found worldwide, most finds seem to be very small.
Sharp undamaged rose Quartz crystals in a parallel position cluster. Individual crystals reach 3 CM and are all doubly terminated. Very glassy luster, good color and with just a small contrasting Quartz matrix. On close exam some curving faces are seen. Choice display piece that has strong display impact from several angles. Better in person too
A big and very showy 1950 vintage Rose Quartz crystal cluster from Plumbago Mt. Newry, Maine. Several rosettes of Eosphorite and an unidentified specie are also present. Excellent condition, with deep color and in dense esthetic aggregates. From the late Les Hitchings collection, this quality and size are very rare.
Governador Valadares, Doce Valley
5.8 x 3.2 x 1.7 CM (cabinet)
pre Tucson 2015 update
Rose Quartz crystals in a neat bundle from the great finds in Brazil circa 1970. This is mostly just pure crystallized rose Quartz with some inclusions. Fine transparency and minimal damage (micro chips and contacts)that is not easy to see by naked eye. The price reflects the minor imperfections, if you are not a strict perfectionist this is a very good value for the rarest type of crystallized quartz. The crystals reach 2 CM.
A big, very showy old time rose quartz with rare large well formed crystals. For some reason rose quartz prisms are nearly always little more than druse sized, a centemeter is sizable for the specie. On this specimen several crystals reach over 2 cm, most are quite gemmy and have attractive color. To add to the eye appeal, there are some crystals that have an orangeish hue, this seems to be cased by the color of parts of the matrix coming through the gem clear prisms. There is chipping damage to crystals at the outer perifery and some other chipping can be seen with magnification, but none of this is at all distracting. The condition is fine especially for such a large specimen. There is a small sawn area on the back that could be used as a base if desired, it is not at all visible from display angles. Vintage early 60's I have not seen anything quite this fine for sale in a very long time. Far better in person!