FOUND IN: BRAZIL, INDIA, MADAGASCAR, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, SRI LANKA & USA
Quartz Crystal (Colorless, aka Clear Quartz, Rock Quartz, Rock Crystal, Crystal Quartz): The transparent colorless variety of Quartz is still known as rock crystal. Long ago, people believed that rock crystal was a compact form of ice: crystallos actually means “frozen.” The best rock crystal has the clarity and shimmer of crystal clear water. Although colorless Quartz is relatively common, large flawless specimens are not. Which is why most crystal balls these days are made of glass, not Quartz.
There are two main varieties of quartz, though they share the same chemical composition, silicon dioxide. Macrocrystalline quartz, includes stones like amethyst, aventurine, rock crystal, blue quartz, citrine, hawk’s eye, prasiolite, quartz cat’s eye, smoky quartz, rose quartz and tiger’s eye. The quartz is mostly transparent to translucent. Cryptocrystalline quartz, with microscopically small crystals, is known as chalcedony, and includes agate, chrysoprase, bloodstone, jasper and carnelian. Crytocrystalline quartz is usually opaque or translucent.
Clear Quartz Crystals can be used to clear and activate the energy centres of your body, attuning well to your Heart Chakra and working very well with your Third Eye. It aids greatly in purifying your physical, mental and spiritual bodies. It heals negativity associated with your perspectives and judgments, and it can be used to look at your inner negativity and stimulate positive thoughts. It helps you to redirect your materialistic energies towards the Spiritual realm.
Clear Quartz Quartz can produce a healing force field of negative ions while clearing positive ions from the air, and cancels the harmful effects of radiation/radioactivity. A single Clear Quartz crystal, carried with you or placed in your environment will help maintain balance, energy and protection. Whether carried or placed somewhere, the force of the crystal stays attuned and connected to you.
Color of streak: White
Moh’s hardness: 7
Specific gravity: 2.65
Fracture: Conchoidal, Very Brittle
Crystal system: Hexagonal (trigonal); Prisms, mostly compact
Chemical composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide
Refractive index: 1.544-1.553
Double refraction: + 0.009
Absorption spectrum: Not usable