Specimen #2414

Name: Phantom Quartz

Type: Mineral

Locality: Brooster Mine, Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USA

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 6.4 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm

Weight: 39

Acquired: 2012-03-17

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: N

Comment: A water-clear quartz crystal is strikingly included with a distinctive phantom of angled, spearpoint-shaped, iron oxides. This showy and uncommon quartz is from an obscure Arkansas locale, but is well-known among locals for producing phantom quartz. Complete all-around and nearly pristine, with only trivial edge wear. The prism faces really enhance the optical effects of the angled phantom! The photo does not adequately capture the phantom.

Minerals: Quartz (SiO2)

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Phantom Quartz, Brooster Mine, Montgomery Co., Arkansas - 6.4 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm