These gorgeous and interesting unpolished Phantom Quartz crystals come from Andhra Pradesh in South India. These crystals contain what is called a ghost crystal inside of it and this occurs during its formation, where another mineral washes over the original crystal, but despite the event, it continues to grow into this beautiful Phantom Quartz.
The phenomenon of Phantom Quartz is a spectacular example of one of the many wonders our home presents. A Phantom Quartz is a Quartz crystal that has another Ghost Crystal inside of it. The formation of phantom quartz is very interesting. The crystal in fact started its life cycle just like any other crystal. At some point in time during its growth, another mineral washed on top of it. This can happen due to a wide variety of events including volcanic eruptions and subsequent molten liquid bearing minerals washing on top of the crystals in their natural growth phase. The crystal which got covered with such a foreign mineral left that event inscribed inside it and continued to grow past that event.
Based on the mineral that was washed in, the color of the ghost crystal may vary. Hematite deposit causes the phantom to appear red.