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Weight: 4.10 ct
Size: 11.2 x 9.8 x 8.5 mm
Spectacular star inclusions of hollandite in Quartz
Hollandite needles near to the culet, reflecting in pavilion facets.
Fantastic sample for gemologists, micromount and inclusions collectors!
|Color:||colorless quartz with black hollandite inclusions|
|Cut:||fancy cut, specially faceted to show these fantastic star-shaped inclusions|
From all quartz crystals with hollandite inclusions from Madagascar, very few are suitable for faceting to show inclusions. Most of the crystals lack of transparency and/or the hollandite stars are very shallow inside the quartz. This sample was selected for cutting from a great number of crystals with hollandite stars. hollandite inclusions.
These inclusions are described in Gubelin & Koivula Photoatlas vol. 2 page 610.