Ghost Phantom Quartz Crystal Mineral Specimen 1.8 Oz
|Location||:||Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Stone Name||:||Phantom Quartz|
|Stone Size||:||2" L x 1.25" W x 2" H|
|Weight||:||1.8 Oz Approximately|
This beautiful self standing Phantom Quartz has a multitude of minerals that build up into the vibrant dark purple ghost crystal. This piece has minimal inclusions that give off a subtle cloudy appearance. Perfect addition to any home or collection!
The phenomenon of Phantom Quartz is a spectacular example of one of the many wonders our home presents. A Phantom Quartz is a Quartz crystal that has another Ghost Crystal inside of it. The formation of phantom quartz is very interesting. The crystal in fact started its life cycle just like any other crystal. At some point in time during its growth, another mineral washed on top of it. This can happen due to a wide variety of events including volcanic eruptions and subsequent molten liquid bearing minerals washing on top of the crystals in their natural growth phase. The crystal which got covered with such a foreign mineral left that event inscribed inside it and continued to grow past that event.
Based on the mineral that was washed in, the color of the ghost crystal may vary. Hematite deposit causes the phantom to appear red.
We humbly present our newest findings of rare red Phantom Quartz with Hematite. This comes from a mine closer to the state of Andhra Pradesh in South India. While it is rare to find Phantom Quartz, the quality and clarity of the crystals from this mine is uniquely superb.
In the metaphysical world, a Phantom Quartz is considered as an example where despite a life changing event that took place in its growth, the crystal grew past that event. This is perhaps an example for all of us that no event that happened in our life should stop us from growing.
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