Inclusions are probably my favourite part of mineral collecting.

Essentially, inclusions are materials trapped within a mineral or a mineraloid during its formation.

These can take several forms, including liquid, solid, and gas inclusions.

Combinations are possible – known as two or three phase inclusions.

A two phase inclusion would be, for example, a liquid inclusion with a gas bubble or a piece of solid material in. A three phase inclusion would contain a solid, a liquid, and a gas.

One of my favourites are the organic inclusions within Amber, fossil plant and animal remains trapped within Amber forever like a frozen moment in time.

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