A Phantom Quartz Crystal shows the clear delineation of another completed crystal inside the major crystal. Many times you will notice several complete crystals inside one another.
In geological terms, the first quartz crystal stopped growing due to lack of mother, or SiO2 feed, solution. During this rest time, cave dust settled upon the original crystalline structure (i.e. quartz crystal). When the mother solution was reintroduced into the cave, rather than a new and separate crystal forming (the most common process), the mother solution reformed over the original crystal, trapping and enclosing the cave dust or dirt and giving the crystal a ghostly look, thus the name phantom.
Otherworldly and rare, phantom crystals can be composed of a wide variety of materials including: sand, clay, chlorite, actinolite and mica or iron materials such as goethite and hematite.
Phantom Quartz Crystal is considered a Master Crystal because of it’s unique ability to represent the separate and unique lifetimes of the one quartz crystal, it’s regressive properties and the ability of life after death.
Ghost Phantom Quartz or Lodolite, is clear quartz (rock crystal) embedded with the formations of moss or another entirely different mineral composition trapped and enclosed within the main crystalline structure.
While the crystal is forming, there is a lull in the growth process. This lull could be many years, or decades depending upon the circumstances and conditions within the cave formation. During this lull, another mineral or element is introduced into the SiO2 feed, or mother solution allowing the secondary substance to attach itself to the original crystalline structure. The quartz crystal, now holds the the additional element while maintaining its original integrity.
IMAGES OF PHANTOM QUARTZ
IMAGES OF LODOLITE (INCLUDED QUARTZ)
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z