CHLORITE QUARTZ CLUSTER
A amazing Himalayan Chlorite Quartz Cluster. A piece of rock with beautiful Quartz Crystals with inclusions of rutile and chlorite above. This cluster is mounted on perspex for the cabinet, it is a collection worthy and interesting mineral specimen.
Dhading District, Nepal
6.7cm x 4cm x 4cm, 70g
Chlorite: (Fe, Mg, Al)6(Si, Al)4O10(OH)8.
Chlorite is a general name for several minerals that are difficult to distinguish by ordinary methods. These minerals are all apart of the Chlorite Group of minerals. The Chlorites are often, but not always considered a subset of the larger silicate group, the clays. There are several different minerals that are apart of the Chlorite group of minerals. The above formula is only a generalization of the more common members of this group. In order to see a list of most of the Chlorite group minerals with their respective formula.
If pure, quartz forms colourless, transparent and very hard crystals with a glass like luster. Today it leads technology being the main component of transistors which make our computers work and solar panels.