Quartz is a silicon dioxide mineral belonging to the silicate class of minerals. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal), and it is among the most abundant of minerals. The quartz family includes many stones discussed elsewhere in this website, and in fact the silicon oxide molecule of quartz is a part of the wide array of minerals designated as silicates. Quartz is formed in passages or hydrothermally in druses and clefts out of pure, silicic acid solution.
Quartz crystals are found on every continent, and perhaps in every country on Earth. This section is mainly about varieties of clear quartz crystals, except as otherwise noted. Classically, Clear Quartz stones are thought of as colourless, candle-shaped hexagonal prismatic crystals with relatively smooth sides and naturally faceted terminations at one or both ends. This description fits most of the varieties in this section, although quartz can occur in numerous other growing habits, including compact or concretionary masses and fibrous forms, as well as microcrystalline quartz, which is not prismatic.
Quartz was believed to drive away demons and disease and was used as a strength and energy supplier. Crystal balls were used to predict the future.
QUARTZ OCCURS IN TWO DISTINCT FORMS:
Crystalline - Quartz
The crystalline group occurs as prismatic crystals often with pyramidal or bi-pyramidal terminations and is known simply as Quartz. When clear quartz is imbued with other minerals it takes on various colours and characteristics some of which have been classified as a mineral in their own right; Amethyst and Citrine. The colours include, colourless, pink, purple, green, yellow white, brown. grey and black.
Crypto-crystalline Quartz - Chalcedony
Chalcedony is composed of silicon dioxide. In its purest form it is transparent and colourless. Chalcedony is also the most common mineral found in petrified wood and fossils. Chalcedony can be virtually any colour of the rainbow depending on the mineral inclusions that are present within the mineral. it is commonly a clear pale grey colour when not imbued with quantities of other minerals and is the basic ingredient of all Agates, Jaspers and Cherts.
Agates and Jaspers are classified by form and pattern rather than colour. Agate and Jasper have many forms, patterns and characteristics.
Quartz And physical health
Quartz is a crystal that essentially supports your overall wellbeing. As with its emotional use, whatever you intend or focus your attention on while holding quartz will amplify it. This stone extends a hand of support to increase your ability to be successful in all endeavours and areas of life, including financial security, fertility, creativity, family blessings, a happy home, a healthy body and much more.
Quartz stimulates the nervous system and the growth of fingernails and hair. It can assist in removing adhesions in the connective tissue. Quartz revitalises parts of the body that have lost feeling, are cold, numb or paralysed. It balances the working of both halves of the brain, fortifies the nerves and stimulates glandular activity.
This stone supplies energy but can still reduce fever and alleviate pain, swelling, nausea and diarrhoea.
Quartz And your feelings
Quartz helps you clarify the real source of your emotional upset. Pay attention to your feelings and emotions while holding quartz, as it amplifies whatever you are focused on. Be sure to intend that working with the quartz will help you uncover whatever you need to realise or understand to relieve your emotional upset. Clarify and understanding often alleviates disturbing feelings.
Quartz brings self knowledge and helps you to overcome what you believe are emotional and mental limits that you find you have set yourself.
Quartz And the mind
Quartz helps you stay focused on the goal at hand. It's a perfect companion for students of all ages and all teachings. Use quartz while you study or work on projects. This stone is helpful for memory recall, so use it when taking exams or any type of test.
Quartz recalls forgotten memories and brings them into conscious awareness. It helps with solving problems in simple ways and in revitalising capabilities that you thought you had lost.
Quartz And the spirit
Quartz carries within it the full spectrum of light. It transmits and transduces energy. Use this stone for any and all spiritual pursuits including meditation, connecting with your guardian angel, channeling higher knowledge and wisdom, shamanic journey work, spiritual healing modalities, and energy work.
Quartz encourages clarity on all levels. It can be used to enhance the communication of spirit guides and amplify your psychic abilities. It acts to stimulate and open all chakras and energy pathways in the body, allowing for a more enlightened and expansive auric field.
Quartz encourages clarity and neutrality and therefore improves perception an understanding. It strengthens you conviction in your own point of view and encourages development that is appropriate to you own inner nature.
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z