2.3" Chlorite Included Quartz Crystal Cluster - Pakistan
This is a cluster of quartz crystals that was collected from the Balochistan Region of Pakistan. The green color of the quartz can be attributed to chlorite inclusions.
Silicon Dioxide, also known as SiO2 or Quartz, is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust. Quartz crystals generally grow in silica-rich, hot watery solutions called hydrothermal environments, at temperatures between 100°C and 450°C, and usually under very high pressure. Quartz veins are formed when open fissures are filled with hot water during the closing stages of mountains forming, and can be hundreds of millions of years old.
Quartz & Chlorite Group
Balochistan Region, Pakistan
Entire specimen 2.3 x 1.3"