Specimen #2391

Name: Dendritic Quartz

Type: Gem

Locality: Brazil

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 19.48 x 17.74 mm

Weight: 17.87 ct

Acquired: 2012-01-26

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: N

Comment: Quartz is easily the most "inclusion friendly" gem out there. This stone is what is known as Dendritic Quartz with inclusions of Manganese oxide or Iron oxide. The word Dendritic comes from the Greek word "dendros" meaning tree, as the inclusions in Dendritic Quartz typically resemble plant life. This stone has some of the beautiful typical inclusions showing a the arborescent, "plant like" appearance that you would expect from a good Dendritic Quartz. The stone has a very lovely golden-amber color zone along with the inclusions, for a beautiful two-tone color arrangement. The stone was difficult to photograph, but it really is beautiful up close. It has a "Freeform" cut, and is one of the more attractive gems of this material that I have encountered. Enjoy.

Minerals: Quartz (SiO2)

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Dendritic Quartz, Brazil - FOV: 17.6 x 26/4 mm (17.87 cts)