Specimen #900

Name: Pecos Diamond (Quartz)

Type: Micromount

Locality: New Mexico, USA

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N



Acquired: 2008-11-06

Source: Ian Heales Collection

Label: N

Comment: When Fred Miles and his wife Gladys moved to Roswell, New Mexico in 1928, they began exploring along the Pecos River. There they found beautiful quartz crystals called Pecos Valley Diamonds.

Pecos diamonds, also known as Pecos valley diamonds are colorful quartz crystals that occur in scattered outcrops of the Permian Seven Rivers Formation along the Pecos River valley in southeastern New Mexico. They are unique for their large size, variable color, and crystal morphologies.

Minerals: Quartz (SiO2)

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Pecos Diamond (Quartz), New Mexico - Magnification: 7.5X, FOV: 18.0 x 12.0 mm