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Quartz with Fuschite Phantoms
stock #18-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 with Fuchsite Phantoms
stock #18-11-AX 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.
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