9 x 6 x 5 cm
Messina Mine, Limpopo Province, South Africa
This specimen was hand selected at the mine in 2009 out of 3 tons of quartz. Quartz was our first stone passion! For a decade and a half we have attempted to gather as much diversely included and colorful Quartzes as we could find, from every corner of the globe, traveling both to country of origin, and utilizing a vast network of suppliers developed through exhibiting at major USA and international gem and mineral shows. We offer for sale some of the best of our finds, as well as a tremendous volume that has just piled up as a result of wholesaling in volume! If you have a variety of aesthetic Quartz to add to our collection, we'd love to see a flat of material! We also personally collect high quality fine Quartzes, so feel free to email us if you have something special for sale.
Messina's famous copper deposit really struck its specimen peak when the marketing of Ajoite and Papagoite inclusions in Quartz made it a more popular specimen deposit. Boasting over 25 known minerals in Quartz, and many others still unidentified, the various Messina deposits have become a sort of Mecca for Quartz inclusion enthusiasts! Specimens from Messina have come in waves over the years. Logistics and politics in Africa create challenging risks for investors! Messina will produce again, but not without great effort and investment.