faden quartz

Geology / History
Faden Quartz is a unique & rare formation that requires very specific geological conditions. Due to the nature of their required environment they are found in very few locations.

Quartz (named after a Slavic word for "hard") is the most common mineral found on the surface of the Earth & the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's continental crust, after feldspar.  A significant component of many igneous, metamorphic & sedimentary rocks. This natural form of silicon dioxide is found in an impressive range of varieties & colours.

Metaphysical Properties
Faden Quartz are excellent in times of high pressure, they release trapped energies & open dormant light body pathways to facilitate  healing.

The master healer, one of our most powerful healing & energy amplifiers on the planet because of its unique helical spiral crystalline form. Excellent for identifying, unlocking & releasing blockages. A wonderful enlightenment tool that works on all levels of self-discovery & expansion. Aids memory retention & facilitates the downloading of ancient universal knowledge.

Clear Quartz helps us make the right decision by removing doubt, this clears the mind & allows intuition to shine through. Clear Quartz absorbs, stores, releases & regulates energy this process can be directed & enhanced by the user. Excellent for manifesting into both the physical world & spiritual planes.

Crystal Healing
Master healer excellent for all ailments & brings balance to all.

Group: Quartz (Silicate-Tectosilicate)
Crystal System: Trigonal
Composition: SiO2
Form/Habit: Prismatic
Hardness: 7
Cleavage: None
Fracture: Conchoidal
Lustre: Vitreous
Streak: White
Specific Gravity: 2.65
Transparency: Transparent, translucent, opaque
R.I: 1.544 to 1.553
Colour: Colourless, Brown, Black. Green, Pink, Violet, White, Yellow, Orange, Purple
Birefringence: 0.009
Pleochroism: Weakly Dichroic
Fluorescence: None
Causes of Colour:
Violet to purple (amethyst), O2+→Fe4+ charge transfer, due to irradiation.
Blue, inclusions of blue dumortierite or tourmaline.
Green ("greened amethyst" or prasiolite), Fe2+.
Green (aventurine quartz), chromian mica (fuchsite) inclusions.
Yellow to orange (citrine), O2-→Fe3+ charge transfer, various Al3+ related colour centres.
Smokey (smoky quartz), colour centre related to the Al3+ impunity.
Pink (rose quartz), charge transfer between a substitutional Ti4+ and an interstitial Ti3+ unstable colour centre O- ion bridging between substitutional aluminium and substitutional phosphorus atom; dumortierite inclusions.
White (milky quartz), scattering of light by inclusions larger than the visible wavelength.

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