Quartz, Hematite inclusions
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 08.12.2021 | Filed under:

Quartz, Hematite inclusions

Specimen # 201085
Mineral: Quartz, Hematite Inclusions
Location: Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Size: 6.3 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm


An unusual specimen from Zagi Mountain, this doubly-terminated quartz crystal has a phantom, created by a thin layer of included hematite crystals. The hematite crystals are quite close under the surface of the crystal, and tiny individual metallic black hematite plates are visible under magnification, along with abundant dark red specks. Because the hematite phantom layer is thin, the quartz crystal appears relatively transparent. The quartz crystal is sharp and lustrous. In excellent condition, minor rubs if you’re searching for them. A great locality piece from the John White quartz collection.