Phantoms are formed when the crystal stops growing for a long period of time (maybe a 1,000 years) and during this dormant period dust, pollen, or other air born matter settles on the crystal. At some point in time the quartz heats up and starts to grow again and encases the original crystal. All the material that settled on the original crystal shows as a phantom crystal inside the new crystal.
You could carry this crystal with you or use it in one of your jewelry projects.
The crystal is 1 1/2" long and 1/2" in diameter.
Phantom quartz teaches us about past lives and helps us with emotional healing.