Phantom Quartz crystals are all about growth and moving on, moving past blockages. On a physical level, these crystals are created when another substance other than quartz washes over the crystal leaving a layer on the termination during the crystals natural growth cycle. The crystal continues to grow leaving an image of itself where it was at the time the substance washed over it. Phantoms can be made up of such minerals as Chlorite, Hematite or even Clay. The type of inclusion that makes up the phantom also plays a part in the gifts that these special crystals have to offer us.