Quartz with Chlorite Phantom

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Nice, clear quartz point with a well-defined green chlorite phantom. 

Measurements: ~2-1/4" long x 7/8" wide x 1/2" deep

Location: Brazil

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Phantom Quartz is created when minerals have been washed over and captured within a crystal during its growing process. The mineral deposit acts as a record of the crystal's lifetime. Phantoms appear as ghost crystals, or faint lines that mimic the shape of the main termination of the crystal. Phantom colors vary depending on the mineral which is captured. Very frequently, these phantoms are chlorite, hematite, or clay. Another way that phantoms can be formed is through natural irradiation, or a temporary increase in temperature during the growing process. The increase in temperature results in deeper or more vivid colors especially in smokey quartz and amethyst.