Quartz is a mineral that consists of silicon and oxygen atoms in a crystal structure. It is the second most abundant mineral in Earth’s crust after feldspar.
Quartz occurs in nearly all acid igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. It is also the main component of glass and an important ingredient in ceramics and refractories.
Quartz has a variety of uses; it is used as a gemstone, an abrasive, and a source of silicon. Quartz is also used in electronics; the piezoelectric properties of quartz make it useful for timekeeping in watches and clocks.
Quartz crystal oscillators are used to maintain accurate timekeeping in computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.
What Actually Quartz is?
Quartz is one of the most famous minerals on earth. It occurs in essentially all mineral environments, and is the crucial constituent of many rocks.
Quartz is also the primary gemstone for two of the four precious metals, gold and silver.
Quartz has a wide variety of colors, ranging from clear to white, black, brown, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and green. The most common color of quartz is milky white, but Quartz can also be colorless.
Quartz is a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Quartz is piezoelectric, meaning that when Quartz is compressed or squeezed it produces an electrical charge.
Quartz is also pyroelectric, meaning that when Quartz is heated it produces an electrical charge.
Faces of Quartz
All Quartz crystals have 6 faces (or sides), and all Quartz crystals have 12 edges. Clear Quartz is known as the “master healer” because it can be used to amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals.
It absorbs, stores, releases, and regulates energy. Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds. It balances and revitalizes the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual planes.
Cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind.
Clear Quartz enhances psychic abilities. It aids concentration and unlocks memory. Stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance.
Clear Quartz (Crystal Quartz, Rock Crystal) harmonizes all the chakras and aligns the subtle bodies.”