Specimen #543

Name: Quartz with Chlorite-Covered Phantom

Type: Mineral

Locality: Lupoto Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 10.1 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm

Weight: 41

Acquired: 2008-01-03

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: N

Comment: Some phantoms are hard to make out. Then there are crystals like this - WOW! The quartz crystal inside was richly included with red chlorite before being engulfed by later growth and becoming this incredibly striking phantom crystal. There is some small angled-back damage to the termination on top, but it is the phantom that matters here anyway and the piece is showy as heck, i fnot pristine as you wish. This is an old and well known find from the early 1990s, and specimens are uncommon today

Minerals: Chlorite Quartz (SiO2)

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