Photomicrography > Quartz
First draft: March 4th, 2015 | Last update: January 6th, 2016

Inclusions in Quartz

Quartz is a very rewarding material to take photomicrographs of, and yet, sometimes it isn't. Although quartz may contain a plethora of inclusions, many of which are characteristic of the deposit where the material was unearthed, careful stacking and well-balanced illumination both are of paramount importance. And additional polishing is often necessary.

What follows is a selection of images that where taken throughout several years of running experiments with different setups of the Wild-Heerbrugg M8. Without too much effort, some of these inclusions yielded stunning results almost instantaneously, while in the end, other photomicrographs often were the result of several extremely labour-intensive sessions.

Quartz inclusion galleries

Quartz with phantoms Phantoms in quartz Enhydro quartz or quartz with eye-visible fluid inclusions? "Enhydro" inclusions Quartz with petroleum inclusions Petroleum inclusions Quartz with fluorite inclusions Fluorite inclusions Quartz with gersdorffite inclusions Gersdorffite inclusions

Quartz phenomena galleries

Quartz Brazil Law twinning Brazil Law Twinning Trapiche Quartz from Colombia? Colombian trapiche quartz?


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