3.5" Green, Hedenbergite Included Quartz - Mongolia

This is a beautiful cluster of green quartz crystals that were collected from the Huanggang Mines of Inner Mongolia. The green color of the quartz can be attributed to hedenbergite inclusions within the quartz. These needle-like inclusions become apparent when looking at the crystal's termination and/or backlighting the crystals.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Prase (Hedenbergite inclusions)
LOCATION
Huanggang Mines, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia
SIZE
3.5 x 2.2"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#163987