Enhydro Quartz Specimens
Rare enhydro Quartz specimens measuring between 30 and 60MM long approximately.
What is an enhydro? An enhydro inclusion is a small cavity filled with water or other liquid inside a stone or crystal piece. It may have a bubble or two, or some other material inside.
In these pieces, the enhydro inclusions are quite small, and only have a small amount of movement. Don’t imagine a large bubble moving around, unfortunately.
They have had a line in permanent marker drawn around them to help you find the inclusion. Once you’ve located the enhydro you can remove this line with any solvent – nail polisher remover, strong alcohol, etc.
The best way to view these inclusions is to place the crystal directly in front of a bright light source and move it around very slowly.
While these pieces are relatively clear, they can also be quite included – cloudy too. They are also sometimes dual terminated crystals.
Currently we have two pieces for sale, sold as 1 and 2 in our images.
#1: 33 grams, 30x21x50MM approximately. This piece doesn’t actually have a bubble at all, but a small black piece, measuring around 1MM across trapped inside the enhydro inclusion. Because of the small black inclusion, it is quite easy to see. There is also a nice crystal shape in this dual terminated piece.
#2: 24 grams, 23x20x50MM approximately. A little trickier to see, and not as nice a crystal – this piece has a bubble around 1MM across, with a travel of 4-5MM approximately.
The pictures you see here are representative of the products and are usually not the exact item you will receive. Where various grades are available we do try to photograph each grade – but some photographs are still on their way!
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