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Mineral Specimen #4921    Quartz variety: Lodolite (Undefined Inclusions)

Minas Gerais, Brazil

A relatively large smoky Quartz crystal with quite a large number of sub crystals at the termination. The termination and the sub crystals are heavily included. These inclusions range in color from off white to reddish brown to yellow/green with the most vivid yellow/green colors in some of the sub crystals. The inclusions form layers in the termination of the main crystal where the sides of the crystals meet the edge of the termination. When I asked the Brazilian from whom the specimen was purchased what the inclusions were, he answered, Lodolite. This I had never heard of. As it turns out, it is a metaphysical term and is used for a wide variety of inclusions, including Chlorite. The Quartz crystal is relatively clear, less so within the interior. The surfaces have a high, glassy luster. The surfaces of the faces of the termination of the main crystal are extremely smooth. So much so, they almost look polished; but this seems unlikely since it would be most difficult to accomplish without damaging the sub crystals. One of the sides of the main crystal is a cast. Another side appears to have been fractured and than rehealed. If anyone is interested, we have a much larger, similar specimen which will posted at some future date - but if you are interested, pictures can be sent.

Condition: Good

Flaws: There is some chipping along one of the edges of one of the terminations. There are two places on the healed side of the specimen which are lighter in color due some fracturing below the surface.

15.2 x 6 x 5.1 cm

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This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Brazil | Quartz | Minerals Priced Between 100 and 199 Dollars
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Brazil | Quartz | Minerals Priced Between 100 and 199 Dollars