2.3" Himalayan Quartz Crystal Cluster with Chlorite Inclusions


This is a 2.3" wide quartz crystal cluster, collected from the Himalayan Mountains. Some of the quartz crystals contain chlorite inclusions, indicated by the forest green color that can be found throughout the crystals.

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 Inclusions
Ganesh Himal, Dhading District, Himalayan Mountains, Nepal
2.3 x 1.8"