INCLUSION QUARTZ CLUSTER
A great little Inclusion Quartz Cluster. Many thin upright quartz crystals featuring inclusions of metal likely Galena or Sphalerite. It is rare to find metals in quartz and it is very interesting to view these under magnification. This piece will interest crystal healers and mineral collectors alike. A super piece!
8cm x 5.1cm x 5cm, 146g
When pure, quartz forms colourless, transparent and very hard crystals with a glass like luster. A natural form of silicon dioxide. Found in a large range of varieties and colours. Today it leads technology being the main component of transistors which make our computers work and solar panels.
Galena is the primary ore mineral of lead. Worked for its lead content as early as 3000 BC, it is found in ore veins with sphalerite, pyrite, chalcopyrite, tennantite-tetrahedrite, etc. and in skarns, as well as in sedimentary rocks where it may replace carbonate beds or be deposited in pore spaces. The crystals are bright when fresh but often tarnish after exposure to air.