Quartz, Clinochlore
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 03.02.2022 | Filed under:

Quartz, Clinochlore

Specimen # 201135
Mineral: Quartz, Clinochlore
Location: Rougemont Quarry, Rougemont, Durham Co., North Carolina, USA
Size: 5.0 x 2.7 x 2.0 cm


A quartz crystal with a beautiful internal landscape of deep green clinochlore inclusions.  This crystal seems to have grown in an environment full of clinochlore, as the growth of the quartz was interrupted – as irregular as it is, it is fully crystallized, inhibited from growing out into a regular quartz crystal by the clinochlore. All faces on this specimen are natural – none are polished. In excellent condition, a couple of minor small edge chips. A very nice North Carolina inclusion specimen from the John White quartz collection.