The word “quartz” comes from the German “Quarz” which is a Slavic origin. Quartz is regarded as the mystical substance maban in Australian Aboriginal mythology. The crystal can be found in many passage tombs in Europe. In prehistoric Ireland it was used for stone tools, the Irish word for quartz is grian cloch meaning “stone of the sun”. Clear Quartz has been valued by many civilisations as far back as Atlantis and the Egyptians.
Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust after fieldspar.It is composed of a framework of silicon-oxygen tetrahedral with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedral.
Quartz belongs to the trigonal formation system. An ideal crystal shape is six sided prism terminating with six sided prisms at each end. Nicolas Stenos study of quartz revealed quartz crystals size and shape to have long prism faces always joined at a perfect 60 degree angle.
Well-formed crystals usually form in a bed with unconstrained growth. Doubly terminated crystals forms occur where they develop freely without attachment.
A quartz geode is such a situation where the void is approximately spherical in shape, lined with a bed of crystals pointing inward.
Quartz crystals have piezoelectric properties; they develop an electric potential upon the application of mechanical stress.
Not all varieties of quartz are naturally occurring, some can be treated used heat or gamma-irradiation to induce colour.
Quartz is a vital constituent of granite and other felsic igneous rocks. It is most common in sedimentary rocks such as sandstone, shale, carbonate rocks, schist, gneiss, quartzite and other metamorphic rocks.
A major area of mining for quartz is the Spruce Pine Gem Mine in Spruce Pine, North Carolina in the U.S.
There are many varieties of quartz which include Chalcedony, Agate, Onyx, Jasper, Aventurine, Tiger’s Eye, Rock Crystal, Amethyst, Citrine, Prasiolite, Rose Quartz, Rutilated Quartz, Milky Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Carnelian, and Dumortierite Quartz.
Enhances energy flow, reduces swelling and pain. Helpful to stop bleeding and has a soothing and positive effect on the skin. Clear quartz reawakens those parts of the body that have been asleep, paralysed, numb or cold.
Emotionally clear quartz supports our limitations and boundaries. It helps to allow our left and right brain hemispheres to work in harmony.
Known as the master healer, clear quartz opens ones intuition and strengthens our own point of view. It encourages development for our inner growth. Clear quartz opens us up to the knowledge we thought we had lost. It is also a stone for enhancement.
Native Americans to this day still place a clear quartz crystal in the crib or cradle of a new born. Clear quartz enhances the power and effect of other crystals.
Clear Quartz is a most common crystal known as “The Master Healer”. It energizes and activates your chakras. It amplifies the energy of any other gemstone it touches, making it an ideal crystal to use with others. When a cluster absorbs negative energy there is no need to cleanse it as the crystal dissipates the negativity itself due to the different vibrations of all the crystals vibrating together which act as a natural form of cleansing.
Clear Quartz can be programmed to assist you in manifesting things you desire.
Clear Quartz strengthens all positive forces within you encouraging positive steps for personal growth. It aids in amplifying intentions, reducing stress, centring whilst protecting you by enhancing white light. It brings strength and clarity to the mind, aiding concentration and memory retention. It raises energies to the highest level while enhancing psychic ability and intuition.
It is an ideal crystal for gridding and conducive for understanding messages in dreams. It is also a respected stone for death in many cultures
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