Dendritic Quartz - 4232s
Looks like fossilized fern but it is actually minerals inclusions in stone...
Dendrites are fern-like inclusions of iron, manganese, or other metallic oxides that create bold patterns within the gem. A crystal dendrite is a crystal that develops with a typical multi-branching tree-like form. Dendritic crystal growth is very common and illustrated by snowflake formation and frost patterns on a window. When moisture and iron mix, the result is oxidation, better known as rust. Oxidation is an every day occurrence. It even happened in gemstones. Traces of moisture and iron or manganese were trapped inside quartz, which produced stains resembling trees or branches called dendrites. The stains are found in microscopic fissures that cause them to branch out like tree limbs or fern like inclusions. Of course in nature no two things are alike, making each gem one of a kind . Quartz can have inclusions of other minerals also, including, chrysocolla, azurite, malachite, chlorite or goethite. These inclusions have the ability to tint their host red, orange, yellow, green, blue and black. Dendrites can occur in other gems as well, including opal and beryl. Dendrites are most often formed by manganese oxide.
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