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Himalayan Nirvana Quartz, Ice Quartz, Himachal Pradesh, India, Himalayas, 75g

Regular price $120.00

Gorgeous sculptural Himalayan Nirvana quartz, AAA+ collectors grade with exceptional water-clear clarity, bright glassy luster and 360 degrees of icy etched surfaces. It's one of those pieces that feels good to look at and cooling to touch. There's something special and different about high altitude quartz crystals. This piece was collected in the Himalayas, above 15,000ft elevation in Himachal Pradesh, Northern India, in the mid-90s. This piece is for the quartz collector who has an eye for unusual quartz habits.

  • Mineral: Quartz
  • Locality: Himachal Pradesh, Northern India, Himalayas
  • Size category: Small cabinet
  • Size: 70 x 30 x 30 mm
  • Weight: 75g
  • Natural, not polished, no treatment.
  • Includes mineral ID label.

 

About Himalayan Nirvana Quartz

Nirvana quartz, also known as "growth interference quartz" or "Himalayan ice quartz," is a unique type of quartz crystal known for its distinctive etched surfaces and ice-sculpture type of formations, which makes them stand out from more common quartz varieties.

The unique environment of the Himalayas, with its extreme temperatures and pressures, contributes to the distinctive growth patterns of Nirvana quartz. During the crystal formation, other minerals and environmental factors interrupt its growth, leading to the irregular and etched surfaces. These interruptions can be caused by changes in temperature, pressure, or the presence of other minerals that interact with the growing quartz.

Nirvana quartz is primarily found in the high-altitude regions of the Himalayas, specifically in the areas of Northern India and Nepal. The specific conditions required for its formation, including the high-altitude environment and the growth interference process, are not commonly found in other quartz-producing regions.

Due to the combination of mining with only small hand tools, in difficult terrain, extreme weather conditions and the unique formation process, the supply of Nirvana quartz is limited, making it a sought-after mineral among collectors and enthusiasts. These factors contribute to the rarity and desirability of Nirvana quartz in the mineral and gemstone market.


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