Dims: 1.5 x 1.3 x 0.9" (3.8 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm)
Wt: 2.1 oz. (60 g)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
This specimen consists of a section of a Quartz crystal that has been cut, smoothed and polished. It is slightly damaged on one corner and shows no natural crystal form, though it has a hexagonal shape when viewed facing its basal axis. It is essentially colorless and transparent, though its clarity is interrupted by several phantoms that are trapped within. These phantoms are evidence of its crystal form, which they show. There are both complete and incomplete (due to cutting the specimen) phantoms present, and they are made out of a white dust or milky quartz. A few internal fractures and one cloudy inclusion are also present. There is no host rock, of course.