Natural White Phantom Twin Quartz Point - 137mm, 234g
Locality - Madagascar Size – 137 x 58 x 32mm Weight – 234g
This natural Madagascan quartz point features unique, twin crystal formation with two distinct termination points, a small side crystal towards the bottom and intergrown stems at its base. It has gorgeous, snowy white phantoms throughout its stem with an intricately etched surface and a matt, self-healed bottom. It is a nice long, classic quartz formation (x2!), making an excellent addition to any crystal lovers collection.
Quartz is the most common mineral found on the surface of the Earth, occurring in virtually every locality. Pure crystals are colourless, transparent and hard, though many are coloured by natural processes such as irradiation or by the presence of certain elements within them. These coloured varieties include the popular gemstones amethyst, purple quartz, and citrine, yellow quartz. Some quartz crystals have unique inclusions of minerals that have grown within them, such as golden rutile, tourmaline or chlorite, and others may show silvery reflective internal veils and bright rainbows. Whilst the majority of quartz is created from molten magma that has cooled and crystallized, much quartz also chemically precipitates from hot hydrothermal veins. Well-formed crystals deep within the Earth can reach colossal sizes, with some measuring several meters in length and weighing hundreds of kilograms. The largest documented single crystal of quartz was found near Itapore, Brazil, measuring 6.1 metres at its widest point and weighing in over 44,000 kilograms!