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Veronica,

Thanks for your email.  You are correct that crystals with another mineral inside are called included crystals.  Phantom crysals are a special type of included crystal where the inclusions have formed in a layer that has a similar shape to the crystal that it has formed within.  Thus, the phantom inclusion occurred because as the crystal was forming, a layer within the crystal formed with this inclusion and then the crystal continued to grow and form overtop of the phantom layer.  Below, I have included pictures of two types of crystals that we carry so that you can see the difference:

Crystal Mini-Towers - Inclusion Crystals

http://www.healingcrystals.com/Crystal_Mini-Towers__Inclusion_Quartz__0.html

*notice how crystal on the right side of the above picture is in the shape of a phantom

Crystal Mini-Towers - Phantom Crystals

http://www.healingcrystals.com/Crystal_Mini-Towers__Clear_Quartz_Phantoms__0.html

* notice how the pictures above have inclusions that match the shape of the point as the inclusions formed in a layer as the crystal was growing.

I appreciate your asking this question as it is a very good one. I plan to share this information also with others and hope that our explanation was helpful.

Love and Harmony,

Shawn Adler

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From: Veronica
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 6:54 AM
To: healingcrystals.com
Subject: phantom crystals

Crystal CAT,
I thought that crystals with another mineral inside were called included crystals?
Veronica



Posted on July 28, 2007
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