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M217 Chlorite in Quartz Crystal

M217 Chlorite in Quartz Crystal


Here’s an exceptional Chlorite in Quartz Crystal from Afghanistan. This very interesting and pretty specimen measures 2 3/8″ x 1 1/2″ x 1 1/4″.  It may be small, but it’s packed with beauty.

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Quartz is the second most common mineral in the Earth’s continental crust. It is mainly composed of Silica or Silica based minerals. Although Quartz is known by a variety of names, the most important distinction between types of Quartz is that of macro-crystalline, individual crystals visible to the unaided eye, and micro-crystalline, where aggregates of crystals are only visible under high magnification. There are many forms of Quartz including Chalcedony, Amethyst, Citrine, and Carnelian which are results of mineral impurities or heat treatments.

Chlorite is the name of a group of common sheet silicate minerals that form during the early stages of metamorphism. Most chlorite minerals are green in color, have a foliated appearance, perfect cleavage, and an oily to soapy feel. They are found in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.

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Weight.25 lbs
Dimensions2.375 × 1.5 × 1.25 in

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