Rough Lithium with Rutile & Phantom Inclusions
This piece is truly magnificent. A collector's piece. Not only can you see the hexagonal formations on the side of the crystal, it contains rutiles and phantoms. Phantoms are created when a crystal growth is interrupted and then begins to form again. The original minerals get washed away, leaving only the crystal to grow afterward.
Lithium quartz is a silicon dioxide mineral with a hexagonal crystal system and a hardness of 7. It occurs as prismatic Quartz crystals with inclusions of lavender or pinkish gray material. The included material is lithium-bearing. It has been found in Madagascar and Brazil. Upon holding a Lithium Quartz crystal, one may feel gentle yet powerful energies moving through one’s body. The heart chakra will open, followed by a wave of pleasant euphoria.