Inner View: Inclusion 6 ~ Quartz

The family of Quartz has fascinating inclusions to look at. You are looking at an internal view of a colourless quartz.

The colourless variety is known as Rock Crystal and this particular gemstone is known as Strawberry Quartz due to the colour of the inclusions. Red and black, in needle form and platy, they are sometimes referred to as   ‘beetle

legs’.

Mineralogically the inclusions are known as Goethite needles and Lepidocrocite flakes.They are two versions of iron oxide, in platy form and needle form.

These inclusions may also be seen in Amethyst, another Quartz.

So pretty x

 

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