Quartz is one of the most common minerals on the planet and can be found almost anywhere. It is simply a matter of how much can be found at any one location and how easy the access to it is, that determines where it is mined. The United States and Brazil is where most quartz is mined today.
In the mundane world, the electronic industry depends heavily upon quartz crystals. Most of the minded quartz contains impurities that prevents it from being used in electronics. The ability to culture stones began back in the 1800’s and the stones used in today’s electronics all come from these sources because natural crystals tend to have impurities and imperfections which make it unsuitable for use in electronics.
But what the electronics industry shuns, mineral collectors and metaphysical practitioners love. Most are willing to spend more to get the natural crystals from the earth rather than the lab grown ones. This has caused some problems with stones coming for other countries. In the US it is required by law to mark any stones made in the lab. Not all other countries do the same and Ebay and Etsy is filled with man-made stones being sold as natural.
Clear Quartz is mined in almost every color. The various colors are caused by impurities in the stones and stones often contain bits and tiny crystalline forms of other minerals. This article deals specifically with clear quartz and it various properties.
The remainder of this article will deal more with the Metaphysical, Spiritual and Healing aspects of Quartz Crystals.
Quartz is an energy amplifier. This is why it is used so often in electronics. It can amplify healing energies, be programmed to attract specific energies, and store both energy and memories to be called upon at a latter time. These abilities makes clear quartz and substitute for almost every other stone you can think of.
People from many cultures believe that only those who believe themselves to be deserving can benefit from the gifts quartz crystal has to give us and when use for negative effects, those effects come back on the user.
Synonyms include: Rock Crystal, Rock Quartz, Clear Quartz, Crystal Quartz, Universal Crystal, Universal Stone
Metaphysical, Magical, and Healing Properties
- aids concentration
- aids in receiving and interpreting visions and dreams
- attracting love or prosperity
- balances the body’s systems
- cancels effects of radiation
- communication with guides
- decreases motion sickness
- drink in elixir form to purify the body, relieve digestive disorders, help heal urinary tract infection
- eases pent up negative energies
- enhances communication with the Divine
- enhances communication with various world kingdoms (animals, minerals and plants)
- enhances energy flow
- expands consciousness
- filters out distractions
- helpful in weight loss
- helps one to sleep
- helps with meditation
- improves balance
- improve exhaustion
- improves memory
- improves metabolism
- improves the circulatory system
- increased physical energy
- Increases mental clarity
- master crystal for healing
- past-life recall
- protects against negative energy
- relieves pain of migraine
- soothes burns
- stimulates immune system
- stimulates positive thoughts
- treats skin disorders
- used in grids, wands, staff, crystal scrying
Chakra – Crown (note: Clear quartz can be used as a substitute for any stone on any of the chakras.)
Planet – Sun
Vibrates to number: 2
Element – All (Air, Fire, Water, Earth, Spirit)
Zodiac – All birth signs
Chemical Composition: SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide)
Hardness (Mohs): 7
Specific Gravity: 2.65; variable 2.59–2.63 in impure varieties
Refractive Index: N = 1.4585
Optic Sign: +
Transparency: Transparent, Translucent
Habit: widely variable, trigonal-trapezohedral, crystals often columnar