There is so much going on in this unique AA grade Herkimer manifestation crystal. To begin, the manifestation crystal has a seed crystal inside it! It is (sort of) captured in the top photograph.
Most definitions of a manifestation crystal explain them as seed crystals. Some, including myself disagree with this. A seed crystal is exactly that, a small crystal encased inside a larger one. A manifestation crystal, however, looks like a seed, but is an empty space (sometimes called a phantom). You can learn more about Herkimer Diamond inclusions at HerkimerHistory.com. The metaphysically inclined would be interested to know it is helpful in manifesting creativity or positive aspects within oneself. Carrying, wearing, or sleeping with a manifestation crystal promotes self-esteem, and can help those who have become withdrawn from traumatic events. Manifestations in any quartz crystal are rare; but a double terminated manifestation with a double terminated seed inside is quite a find!
This Herkimer crystal contains many seed crystals, some double terminated and some not as well defined. With a loupe one the of seeds looks to hold a small crystal ball. These crystal balls inside Herkimer Diamonds are a relatively new discovery in the mines.
Additionally, several window and activation facets are present. Clarity is so great that these facets reflected black in several of the photographs below.
With its generous size and super interesting features, it's a very unique AA grade Herkimer quartz. A must view with a loupe !