Himalayan Chlorite Quartz ~Dissolution and Regrowth~
Quartz can exist in various states throughout it's existence. Even after the quartz crystal has fully formed it can again become liquid as a result of extremely high temperature in the liquid matrix. Changes can also occur by the influence of corrosive/acidic or otherwise potent elements.
In the case of this paricular Himalayan crystal, it seems the original form was dissolved down to a certain point and then the crystal recommenced growth . The well-defined form of new growth is apparent, with beautifully complete termination.
This Himalayan quartz has chlorite both inside of the crystal and adhered to the etched surfaces. There is also some reddish (iron or clay) mineral beneath the surface of the quartz and a scattering of record keepers too!
There are dozens of unusual seams and sutures that are actually the boundaries between intergrown quartz sub-individuals. So, this Master Crystal is actually comprised of several quartz seeds, complexly grown into One.
Beneath all this action, the entire body of the quartz is spectacularly clear!
A beautiful and unique quartz crystal from high in the Himalayas.
Dimensions: 17.5 cm x 10 cm x 8.2 cm