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QUARTZ WITH CHLORITE INCLUSIONS

While Chlorite is commonly found associated with a number of minerals, usually coating the surface of crystals, as an inclusion in quartz its vivid green colour adds to the gemstones beauty.
It can appear in crystalline form or as 'phantoms' which follow the crystal habit of its colourless quartz host.
The chlorite coats the surfaces of the hexagonal quartz crystals with microcrystals as it grows, before another layer of growth encloses the thin layer of chlorite within, causing a ghost-like green echo of the younger gem to seemingly float within the mature crystal.