A superb cluster of water-clear, lustrous Phantom Quartz. Phantom Quartz: A Quartz crystal partially coated by another mineral followed by subsequent continued growth over pre-existing crystal. The numerous Quartz crystals in this cluster were previously dusted with red-brown Hematite. The subsequent crystal growth over the dusted pre-existing crystals created this “phantom” phenomena – this piece is an exquisite example of this particular variety of Quartz. Phantom Quartz from this location is extremely difficult to find undamaged due to poor handling by the miners – but like in this instance, you get lucky every once in a while! A spectacular piece in excellent condition.
Location: Kakamunurle Mine, Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India
Size: 8 x 6 x 9 cm