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James

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Re: Quartz with Inclusions
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2015, 04:33:43 AM »
Very interesting reading and cool pictures.  I had never seen any with pyrite crystals in them like those.  Thanks for posting.

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Re: Quartz with Inclusions
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2015, 06:34:33 AM »
Geologists  use the water in quartz to find at what temperature the rock formed. It has something to do with when the water turns to steam and that being at equilibrium with something something... I really dont remember, its been a while.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluid_inclusions

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Re: Quartz with Inclusions
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2015, 07:10:50 PM »
Included quartz crystals are the most outrageously gorgeous stones.  The first one I ever saw other than in pics came from Copperopolis CA - my niece dug it up from a vug we were clearing out.  Had green moss in it. 

This is an interesting article. Thanks James.
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