Archives for Quartz crystals

Double Terminated Quartz Crystals

The double terminated quartz crystal is a quartz crystal with two ends that end in natural facets. Double terminated quartz crystals are rather rare specimens, and the rarest of all, would be the Herkimer Diamonds. Normally, these crystals form in free floating pockets of liquid that slowly evaporated, leaving perfectly formed crystals with terminations on both sides. Unlike usual quartz formations which grow in igneous rock, double terminated crystals are more than likely found in sedimentary rock laid down by subterranean marine deposits a long time ago. Occasionally, rare clusters of double terminated crystals form – very unique! Double terminated
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Quartz crystal cluster properties

The quartz crystal cluster formation is amongst the chief formations that are recognized by the preponderance of crystals in a cluster, appearing as a group type of formation in caves, veins, or geodes. Quartz clusters are formed from multiple crystals joined together at a common base and the sizes of these clusters can range from tiny, to massively huge. Besides quartz, other minerals can also form clusters. An example is selenite. The quartz crystal cluster combines the group energy of the entire number of crystals in the cluster, and due to this, it is often used as a charger for
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Herkimer Diamonds

The Herkimer diamond is amongst the most unique members of the quartz family because of their resemblance to true diamonds, and yet they are totally quartzite in everything else. The Herkimer Diamond is so named because it was first found in Herkimer County, New York State, but they have since been uncovered in Mexico, Spain, and Tanzania. In USA, Herkimer Diamonds are found not only in Herkimer, but also in Fulton and Montgomery counties. In appearance, the Herkimer Diamond is actually a stout double terminated quartz crystal, but for the untrained eye, they could be mistaken for diamonds. Herkimer Diamonds
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An introduction to quartz crystals

Quartz crystals or silicon dioxide (SiO2) are perhaps the best known of all crystals. It is one of the most common minerals in the earth (about 12%). Our human body contains SiO2 in abundance as well, which would explain the Bible verse that says,”God created man out of the dust of the earth”. Quartz crystallizes as a six sided prism with a termination that ends with 6 pyramid faces. There exists also a double terminated form, which is quite rare. The double terminated quartz crystal is considered to be the most balanced of all the quartz crystals, symbolizing the balance
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