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Quartz with Fuchsite phantoms
stock #AX-11-184
Anovitra, Ambatofinandrahana
Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
11.5 x 6.7 x 6.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $690
Early summer 2021

Choice, esthetic, colorful and in fine condition. From the single find a few years ago of the Quartz with clear tips and sharp green phantoms inside the terminations. Other green Fuchsite Quartz were found in the past but this unique find had the distinct phantoms clearly visible in the transparent top parts of the crystals, not lower in the milky bodies as was known before. This piece has an array of over a dozen free standing crystals in exceptional condition. Only one small crystal has a little contact on the backside, otherwise the terminations are pristine, undamaged. Not many specimens were recovered in this fine condition especially in this size. A great addition to any Quartz suite or just as an esthetic collection piece.

Quartz (green phantoms of Fuchsite)
stock #AX-11-376
Anovitra, Ambatofinandrahana
Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
7.7 x 4.7 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
Early summer 2021

Sharp crystals of transparent Quartz with clearly seen green phantoms below the terminations. From a 2018 find in Madagascar that was different from previous finds. This discovery had transparent terminations on a milky shaft and the phantoms were close to the tips so much more visible than in any other finds. In fine condition, there have not been more of this quality found since.

SOLD Corundum var. Ruby
stock #SOLD AX-19-334
Zazatotsy Quarry, Ihosy District, Horombe Region
Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
5.3 x 4.6 x 3.3 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $0
new year 2021

Ruby Corundum on a matrix of schist and Quartz that is well formed and has the flat termination type. The crystal is vividly fluorescent as is common with Ruby from this locale. With strong lighting the Ruby is translucent.

Quartz with Fuschite phantoms
stock #AX-11-290
Anovitra, Ambatofinandrahana
Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
8.3 x 5.7 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $600


Superb example of the sharp green phantoms in clear quartz terminations from this interesting locale. The Quartz cluster is in excellent condition, the top sections of the crystals are transparent, with well defined mint green phantoms. The majority of this find were a much more milky quartz and the phantoms tended to be very low in the crystals so they were murky and not distinct. Only one pocket held this quality and clarity, this is a super esthetic specimen from that pocket that has lots of display impact.

Quartz included by Hollandite stars
stock #7.AE-351
Ambatofinandrahana Department, Amoroni Mania Region
Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
10 x 5.6 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $330


A pair of closely joined Quartz prisms showing star inclusions of Hollandite. The main crystals growing from a cluster of smaller Quartz and are clear enough to clearly see the radiating bursts of dark Hollandite crystals. From finds over 15 years ago, these are not being found anymore as far as we know. The Quartz is also in very good condition, most of the other specimens in the find had significant chipping. A nice addition to a Quartz suite or any collection of inclusions.

Quartz with Fuchsite Phantoms
stock #AX-11-186
Anovitra, Ambatofinandrahana
Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
8.8 x 6.3 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Spring update

Sharp and perfect clear terminations of Quartz crystals presenting distinct well-defined green phantoms. While Fushsite phantoms from this location have been found before, only one pocket had clear terminations and very bright phantoms near the tips that are so clearly seen. Outstanding in person, this is from that one find and is far above average quality. Nothing like it has been found since. Displays great from several angles, there are 5 crystals with green phantoms in the cluster and 3 without any. We have seen a few of these mislabeled as Papagoite and Ajoite inclusions, often at very high prices. This is however classic Fuchsite or chrome mica in the Quartz but a rare and attractive form.