Glossary of Stones

  • Phantom Quartz

    A Phantom Quartz Crystal shows the clear delineation of another completed crystal inside the major crystal. Many times you will notice several (I’ve counted up to 30+ individual crystals housed in one) complete crystals inside one another.

    In geological terms, the first quartz crystal stopped growing due to lack of mother, or SiO2 feed, solution. During this rest time, cave dust settled upon the original crystalline structure (i.e. quartz crystal). When the mother solution was reintroduced into the cave, rather than a new and separate crystal forming (the most common process), the mother solution reformed over the original crystal, entrapping the cave dust or dirt and giving the crystal a ghostly look, thus the name “phantom”. A secondary mineral may intrude into the once dormant solution adding a secondary mineral atop the original crystal formation. This occurrence creates a harmonic crystal representing both the quartz and the additional mineral. Lithium quartz is a prime example of this type of growth. This process of regeneration and rebirth, as we discover with Phantom Crystals, can happen many times within a single crystal.

    This rare occurrence reminds us of how often we, as souls, are reborn into this world…carrying with us the original soul imprint with added soul “dust” into our present incarnation. Occasionally, during this rest period, a secondary mineral will form atop the original crystal. This type of Phantom Crystal could show inclusion of lithium or asbestos neatly showing on top of the previous crystal.

    These Phantom Crystals can also help with inner growth while encouraging you to reach beyond your limitations. This is my favorite type of Phantom Quartz Crystal because of its many uses while investigating past lives and reincarnation.

    This type of quartz crystal is an excellent meditation tool for delving into your multifaceted life, or the past lives of a client. If you do not have one of these excellent meditation tools in your crystal arsenal, now might be a good time to begin your collection.

    Phantom Quartz Crystal is considered a Master Crystal because of it’s unique ability to represent the separate and unique lifetimes of the one quartz crystal, it’s regressive properties and the ability of life after death.

    Inclusioned Phantom Quartz, Lodolite, is quartz imbedded with the formations of moss or another entirely different earth composition trapped within the main crystalline structure.

    While the crystal is forming, there is a lull in the growth process. This lull could be many years, or decades depending upon the circumstances and conditions within the cave formation. During this lull, another mineral or element is introduced into the feed, or “Mother,” solution allowing the secondary substance to attach itself to the original crystalline structure. The quartz crystal, now holds the energetic characteristics of the additional element while maintaining its original integrity.

    If this is the type of Phantom Quartz you have, discovering what mineral substance composes the secondary element will help you decide the added qualities of your inclusioned quartz crystal.