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Mineral Specimen #6341    Golden Healer Spirit Quartz

Boekenhoutshoek area, Mkobola, Nkangala, Mpumalanga, South Africa

7.1 x 4.1 x 4.4 cm
2.8 x 1.6 x 1.7 in

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A pocket was covered of this material about 5 years ago which was previously found almost 20 years ago earlier in limited supply. That year there was someone at the Springfield show selling these wholesale, so I got a few of the better ones - this is the last one which was recently uncovered while doing inventory. At the time, there was a new name attached, Sunshine Quartz. In the past, the names Golden Healer Spirit Quartz was used as well as Golden Cactus Quartz and even Citrine.

The specimen consists of several larger crystals covered with many, small, perpendicular sub crystals with the exception of the terminations. The color is a reddish yellow gold. Many of the faces of the terminations of both the main and the sub crystals sparkle with iridescence in colors of pink/violet and green/blue. This iridescence is difficult to photograph and is much more pronounced in person than in the photos.

Condition: Excellent

Flaws: Nothing Appreciable

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Africa | Quartz | Minerals Priced Between 100 and 199 Dollars