Like regular quartz, the chemical composition of phantom quartz is silicon dioxide. Phantom quartz is a variety of quartz that forms over pre-existing crystals. The included crystal is visible due to some variation in composition making the boundary of the included crystal visible, known as phantoms which is where this variety of quartz gets its name from.
Chlorite inclusions are very common in alpine-type environments, and generally occur in fissures and pockets inside igneous and metamorphic rocks, and in sedimentary rocks that are rich in clay minerals. Chlorite is actually the name for a group of phyllo-silicates, minerals of mica-like appearance.
Phantom Quartz has been used for millenia for its healing properties and one of the most note-worthy healing properties of the phantom quartz is its energy cleansing abilities. This specimen would be ideal to incorportate into your personal meditation practices, or even just to have in your home to be used to cleanse any energy impurities that may enter your sacred space. Chlorite inclusions are believed to amplify these cleansing abilities. I am mesmerized by the pattern of layers and the myerious green color in this crystal due to the chlorite inclusion. When I hold this specimen, I feel a greater connection to Mother Earth.
Weight: 52 grams
Size: 1.75" x 1.5" x 1.25"