Quartz, Byssolite

Zeballos, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Size: 4.9x4.7x2.0 cm
Largest crystal size: 47 mm


Here's a few crystals that have found themselves in a triangular arrangement.  The specimen shows some excellent dark green byssolite inclusions at the interior of the crystals. Byssolite is an acicular amphibole. The elongated crystals show a frosty transparent tip with the lower two-thirds displaying dense forest-green interior phantoms.

The specimen comes from a newer, lesser known locality near Zeballos on Vancouver Island, British Columbia; the deposit is in a contact skarn. The crystals are often colloquially referred to as"forest quartz", due to the mossy appearance of the byssolite inclusions, making it easy to visualize a pocket of these crystals in the beautiful rain forest of B.C. Currently all collecting on the the claim has been halted pending the outcome of a court action by the local indigenous band. This makes it unlikely that we'll see new material coming from this locality any time soon.

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