Specimen #2515

Name: Dendritic Quartz

Type: Gem

Locality: Brazil

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 11.32 x 8.28 mm

Weight: 3.69 ct

Acquired: 2013-08-09

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 beautiful arborescent inclusions. The stone was somewhat difficult to photograph, but it really is beautiful up close. It has a simply "Cut Corner Rectangle" cut, and is one of the more unique gems of this material that I have offered recently. Enjoy.

Minerals: Quartz (SiO2)

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Dendritic Quartz, Brazil - 11.32 x 8.28 mm - 3.69 cts - FOV: 8.5 x 12.8 mm