7-1/2" Himalayan Quartz "Burst", Tibet

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This is an exceptional formation of clear quartz from Tibet. The largest crystal measures nearly 6" in length, and sits on a bed of criss-crossed quartz crystals that seem to "burst" in every direction. There are even crystals growing down from what we would consider the base of the formation. The overall luster is top notch, and the terminations are clean and in tact. Truly a unique and aesthetically pleasing crystal cluster. 

Location: Mount Meru, Kullu Valley, Manikaram Mines

Measurement:  ~7-1/2" tall x 5-1/2" across x 3" wide

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Himalayan quartz is mined by hand in the Himalayan mountain region in the sacred Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India, an area referred to as the Valley of the Gods. Pink Himalayan quartz emits a soft pinkish glow, derived from trace amounts of Iron. Green Himalayan Quartz contains Chlorite, which gives it the green hue. These crystals are among some of the rarest and most difficult to obtain, due to their location and the fact that it is carried off the mountain in backpacks, before being cleaned by hand.