Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Rose Quartz

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2111
Rose quartz is a pale pink to deep rose-pink massive quartz crystal. It is transparent to translucent and commonly has milk drop-like gaseous inclusions, giving the crystal a milky transparency. There are sometimes parallel needle-like inclusions, and polishing the crystal surface along the parallel inclusions results in a starlight or cat’s eye effect (Fig. 22).
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