Quartz is amazing!!!
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES: Quartz is everywhere, it can be found in all three rock types - igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. Quartz is the second most abundant mineral on the earth. It is a very hard yet very light-weight mineral. Quartz is so light-weight because it is composed of silicon and oxygen -- or -- SiO2 . Quartz is the definition for a hardness of 7 on Moh's hardness scale of 1-10. To cut or facet a quartz crystal would require the hardness of 10 -- a diamond bit. Quartz can be found in varieties from clear to white through every color of the rainbow to black.
Quartz crystals have piezoelectric properties.
...to be continued...
For more information on Quartz:
♦ Quartz Crystals have been used throughout history for healing divination, and by those seeking a spiritual awakening.
♦ Historically, a fortune teller used a crystal ball to enhance clarity of mind, for meditation, and to visualize symbolic images.
♦ Today science accepts the vibrational properties of crystals and we utilize them in watches, computers, radios, & other technology.
♦ Clear Quartz is known as the "master healer" and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals.
♦ Can be useful in long-distance healing through imaging and meditation.
♦ Amplifies prayers, wishes and positive visualizations.
♦ It is an emotional balancer, good for meditation, clarity of thought, dispels negativity and attracts harmony, healing and balance.
♦ Reputed to cleanse the mind and body, strengthen alignment with higher self, enhance properties of other gemstones, amplify energies and give strength.
♦ Quartz is a March & April birthstone and corresponds to all zodiac signs