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Quartz - SiO2

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

Quartz

Mineral Profile:





Quartz Card - Downloadable
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Attributes: Clear quartz has varying clarity and can come with many inclusions or colour variants. Quartz is the base mineral family for many other popular crystals such as Amethyst (Purple variation caused by ) and Citrine (Yellow variation caused by temperature exposure of over 400°).

Grades / Identification: There are too many variations of this stone to list! Grade is usually dependant on form, transparency and amount of fractures or damage.

Colours: White / Clear

Luster: Vitreous

Rarity: Common

County of Origin: See Mindat https://www.mindat.org/min-3337.html

Hardness: 7

Chemical Composition: Si02 - Silicon dioxide

Crystal system: Trigonal


Health information:

Quartz is usually quite harmless unless broken or powdered. Broken crystals and masses may have razor-sharp edges that can easily cut skin and flesh. Handle with care. Do not grind dry since long-term exposure to finely ground powder may lead to silicosis.


Intended properties:

Cleansing stone - grounding - helps to channel energy in meditation, use to help draw energy to or from a stone.

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