4 x 3 x 2.5 inches
580 grams or 1.3 pounds
Enigmatic terrariumesque quartz cluster with a whole world to explore inside. This type of quartz is variably called garden quartz, scenic quartz, lodolite and landscape quartz. This cluster offers a delightfully different terrain in each crystal. It is almost like looking down through the atmosphere at the topography and biospheres of Earth! The clarity of the quartz allows for gazing at the inclusions, and the luster on the crystals is high enough to keep you interested when you aren’t stuck inside. A very fine example- a must for any collector of quartz with inclusions!
Garden, Landscape, Fantasy, and Lodalite are all words we have seen used to provide an explanation for this oddly included Quartz from Brazil. The inclusion is unknown however looks relatively sand-like and comes in a variety of colors. Formations can be pretty unusual and the range of colors, patterns, and oddities inside these Quartzes are pretty sizable. We have been lucky enough to buy a handful of these high quality crystals through the years!
Brazil is the one country that has the biggest network of specimen and gem mining in the world. It is well known for many of the world's best pegmatites, producing high class Gem Crystals. Brazil has the widest variety of multi-colored Tourmaline worldwide, and is semi-regularly producing new hues every few years. The infinite array of Quartz varieties from Brazil deserve a book of their own.