11.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm
This Phantom Quartz has Polished Faces. Chlorite included Quartz comes from most mountainous regions of the world. In Pakistan, there are Chlorite included crystals that come from both Quetta and also the Northern Pakistan Areas. It can often be futile trying to pin down exact localities as there are so many places that this occurs... in fact we have seen so much of this that we have become jaded! However, this is not to say that exceptional specimens do not exist. Chlorite typically eats away or grows in competition with quartz, often times leaving the quartz devoid of character or without luster. It can also coat the quartz so that one cannot see inside. Sometimes the competition for space creates quite profound crystal growth and other times the presence of chlorite within the quartz can produce extremely aesthetic specimens for cutting material. In even more rare circumstances Chlorite can grow along Faden lines and do other quirky things that make for desirable aesthetic specimens! There are so many possibilities with Chlorite Quartz that we cannot highlight any more details other than to show you pictures of what we have available. Quartz was our first stone passion. For a decade we have attempted to gather as much diversely included and colorful Quartzes as we could find, from every corner of the globe, travelling both to country of origin, and utilizing a vast network of suppliers developed through exhibiting at major USA and international gem and mineral shows. Here is a representation of those efforts - some of the best of our finds, as well as a tremendous volume that has just piled up as a result of wholesaling in volume! If you have a variety of aesthetic Quartz to add to our offerings, we'd love to see a flat of material! We also personally collect high quality fine Quartzes.
Quartz from Brazil deserves a book of its own, or even an entire library of its own! It is simply impossible to know of all the varieties that exist. Many of the ones that make it to market have become commonplace at this day and age due to the prolific amounts produced. There is such a diverse wealth of Quartz in Brazil that it would require lifetimes of study. Surely there are many more below ground just waiting to be found. This is a area of our website that will expand continuously year after year. Brazil is perhaps the most important places on Earth for Quartz, as there is more of it that comes from there than anywhere else, and not just in quantity but in diversity. And of course, Brazil produces a huge variety of other minerals and gem crystals highly worthy of collectibility! Corinto is a prolific Quartz producing site in Minas Gerais, Brazil which produces quite a variety of distinguishing attributes. Most notable are the glyphs & markings on the sides of the crystals. Corinto produces more unusual side-patterning than any other location we have seen in the world!