2.1" Clear Quartz Crystal with Carbon Inclusions - Pakistan

This is a beautiful, double-terminated "Pakimer Diamond" that was collected from Khuzdar, Balochistan, Pakistan. There are small black inclusions (likely carbon) within this specimen.

Silicon Dioxide, also known as SiO2 or Quartz, is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust. Quartz crystals generally grow in silica-rich, hot watery solutions called hydrothermal environments, at temperatures between 100°C and 450°C, and usually under very high pressure. Quartz veins are formed when open fissures are filled with hot water during the closing stages of mountains forming, and can be hundreds of millions of years old.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz
LOCATION
Khuzdar, Balochistan, Pakistan
SIZE
2.1" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#140155