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Quartz Crystal Meaning & Info

Raw Quartz Cluster from China

If you are looking to learn more about the properties of, and quartz meaning then read on! It will also cover what quartz typically looks like and a bit more on its history and many localities.

What does Quartz look like?

Quartz, arguably the most well-known crystal, is a crystalline mineral that ranges from from a transparent clear coloring to a solid milky white. Quartz can looks and feel like glass because of its nearly see-through appearance and incredibly smooth, almost flawless sides. They can often have internal cracks that cause rainbows or many other types of inclusions of other minerals.

Quartz is the most common mineral in the continental crust and is present in almost every rock and all three types (sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic).

Rare Colombian Mango Quartz

This mineral is so common that beach sand comprises large amounts of quartz; the whiter the sand, the higher the quartz content.

Quartz has a notable hexagonal structure of six flat sides and comes to either one point or can be pointed at both ends (it looks similar to a pencil). Quartz is most commonly found in “wands,” clusters, geodes, and as particles within other rocks. 

Because it is so common, it can often have a wide variety of looks especially due to inclusions of other minerals and can take on nearly every shade from grays, to pinks, to yellows, to black and everything in between.

Despite the fact that quartz is one of the most common minerals found, it has been knocked-off as both lab grown and glass imitations.  If it looks TOO perfect, like perfect points, perfect cluster formation as a 360, etc., or if there are tiny little bubbles (not to be confused with natural enhydro bubbles), it is likely fake. But this is nothing new, the first ‘home grown’ quartz was in the 1840’s haha. Still be careful.

Mini Clear Quartz Spheres

Quartz Crystal Meaning

This crystal is known as the “master healer” because of its power to amplify the properties of other crystals. Quartz is said to enhance mindfulness, minimize negative energy, clear the mind and spirit of any “clutter,” and help bring you to your higher self through its high vibrations. Because of its cleansing abilities, quartz is often used in feng shui by being placed in an area that needs energy purification. Quartz removes negative energy by absorbing it, and it is suggested that you clean your crystals regularly to cleanse them of that absorbed energy. It can actually cleanse other crystals.

Beyond its regular crystal healing properties, quartz is also said to be one of the crystals that can be programmed to any intention or meaning.  This is why it is a great beginner crystal because it is so versatile.

Milky Quartz Moon Sphere Crystals

More about Quartz

Quartz has been around for forever it seems.  It was widely known by ancient Greeks who called them krystallos, which is how they got the name crystals. The world quartz comes from the German word ‘quarz’.  It has a long history as being used in electronics, and still is to this day which is pretty cool to think about!

This crystal is a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, making it stronger than most minerals and can even scratch steel. Because of its strength, quartz rarely breaks, but if it does, it is more likely to chip in conchoidal fractures (circular patterned breaks that resemble a seashell).

 

Quartz Localities: Worldwide... like literally almost anywhere crystals can be found haha.

Chakra: Crown

 

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