Category Silicate Mineral
Formula – Silica - (silicon dioxide, SiO2)
Crystal Symmetry - Trigonal
Color - Transparent, sometimes with cloudy areas.
Crystal Habit – 6-sided prism ending in 6-sided pyramid (typical) drusy
Streak - white
Geography – Brazil, Madagascar, USA, Can be found world wide
Moh’s Scale 7-8
Quartz belongs to the trigonal crystal system. The ideal crystal shape is a six-sided prism terminating with six-sided pyramids at each end. In nature quartz crystals are often twinned, distorted, or so intergrown with adjacent crystals of quartz or other minerals as to only show part of this shape, or to lack obvious crystal faces altogether and appear massive. Well-formed crystals typically form in a 'bed' that has unconstrained growth into a void, but because the crystals must be attached at the other end to a matrix; only one termination pyramid is present.
Physical/Emotional Uses - In Crystal healing, clear quartz is used to cleanse, focus and amplify energy levels in the body. Quartz assists with clearing impurities and psychic debris from the energy field that permeates the human body. It also assists with realigning and refocusing the body, mind & spirit toward clear goals.
Clear Quartz crystals can be programmed meaning they can reflect the intentions of those who work with them, amplifying the potential for those intentions to take form. To benefit the earth and humanity it is important to use them for the highest good.
Healing Effects – In Layouts place points over the crown, solar plexus and root chakras to clear the system or one in each hand to balance the body.
Personal Uses – place in your home to cleanse the energy and enhance peace & clarity.