3.6" Anatase Crystals on Quartz with Chlorite Inclusions/Phantoms

This beautiful specimen contains countless small anatase crystals on a quartz crystal cluster. Many of the quartz crystals have chlorite inclusions, with the largest crystal featuring an ethereal chlorite phantom within! The unique mixture of pristine quartz terminations, chlorite inclusions/phantoms and anatase crystals, makes this specimen truly wonderful.

This gorgeous mineral association was collected from the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, India.

Anatase is composed of titanium dioxide, and typically forms dipyramidal crystals, although variations can occur with mineral clumping. Four pointed X-shaped anatase crystals, while rare, have been found and are known as "X-shaped penetration twins". Horizontal striations can be seen across most anatase mineral faces, with most crystals ending in points, or with variations of flattening on each end.
FOR SALE
$595
DETAILS
SPECIES
Anatase, Chlorite & Quartz
LOCATION
Dhara, Bhuntar, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, India
SIZE
3.6 x 2.55"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#176820