Quartz Phantom #1 (Blue Phantom Mine, AR)
*This is a very small miniature, known as a thumbnail specimen. Please examine scale photo and consider dimensions carefully.* Thumbnail specimens are mounted in small display boxes known as perky boxes, and contain locality information. They are designed so that they are ready for display, or may be unmounted for any use including jewelry supply. An ideal and efficient tiny treasure, for any collection
Mineral Name: Quartz with blue Phantom inclusions
Locality: Blue Phantom Mine, Mt. Ida, Arkansas, USA
Dimensions: contact me
Characteristics of this specimen: a slightly chunky terminated quartz crystal with raw areas and deep, blue-black phantom inclusions.
PHYSICAL: Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust—this silicate mineral forms in seemingly infinite habit and color varieties, and may host many different types of inclusions. Phantoms are layers made visible either by a coating of a secondary mineral (such as chlorite, celadonite, etc), or by an environmental change (ex. Smoky layers caused by an elevated level of radiation.)
HEALING: Phantom quartz is associated with long term growth and slow and steady inner work.
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