tangerine quartz

*Rainbow Mayanite
is a rare variety of Tangerine Quartz that exhibits iridescent surface rainbows thought to be caused by light refraction through specifically aligned iron atoms.

Geology / History
The name Quartz was derived from the Slavic word for "hard".  A significant component of many igneous, metamorphic & sedimentary rocks. It is one of the most common minerals found on the Earth’s surface & in the Earth's continental crust. It is made up of a continuous framework of SiO4 silicon–oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen atom being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall formula of SiO2. Quartz occurs in two forms cryptocrystalline (microscopic crystals) such as Chalcedony or Agate & macrocrystalline (crystals visible to the eye) such as Amethyst or Citrine. This natural form of silicon dioxide is found in an impressive range of varieties & colours. 

Historically Quartz has been revered by many ancient cultures. The Romans & Greeks used it as a powerful talisman, the Egyptians believed it gave the wearer long life. Indigenous peoples of Australia & Americas used it to induce visions & for shamanic rituals. All cultures have crafted jewellery from various Quartz varieties for thousands of years. One of the oldest known examples discovered in the Mesopotamian region (current day Iraq), was Rose Quartz beads dating back to approximately 7000BC.    

Quartz has unique physical properties which have made it a vital component of human industrial evolution starting with flint arrow heads all the way to sophisticated electronic equipment. It is heat resistant & piezoelectric, therefore it accumulates an electric charge when mechanical stress is applied. It oscillates at a perfect, steady vibration a characteristic vital in the development of time pieces & clocks; it is still used today in quality time keeping instruments. In modern day Quartz industrial applications are extensive from various electronic applications such as in diesel injectors, radio transmitters, mobile phones & televisions to glass making & windows. It is also vital in sophisticated optical equipment such as microscopes, telescopes & electronic sensors.

Tangerine Quartz forms when precipitating Iron creates a secondary colour coating that appears orange.

Metaphysical Properties

Stone of courage & strength. Tangerine Quartz strengthens & empowers it aids one on their soul journey, igniting passion & drive. It helps motivate & bring direction when confusion sets in Tangerine Quartz clears the cosmic noise & helps guide one through chaos to find their truth & authentic self. It removes doubt, fear & illusion this clears the mind allowing intuition to shine through. This crystal harnesses the fire element & the gift of rebirth making it excellent for identifying, unlocking & releasing blockages, it burns away useless energies. This powerful Sun energy resonates with the three middle chakras, clearing & activating the root, solar plexus & heart chakras. The purification of these chakras unites the bodies life force energies & connects the above & below frequencies. Witches & those of magical orientation will benefit greatly from its vibrant life giving magic, as above so below.

Tangerine Quartz is particularly good for creative ventures as it stimulates the flow of energy & brings divine inspiration. It teaches the art of creation & seamless manifestation in both physical & spiritual realms. This crystal harnesses the fire element & the gift of rebirth making it excellent for identifying, unlocking & releasing blockages, it burns away useless energies. An unwavering ally, in times of turmoil the warrior energy of Tangerine Quartz gives fierce strength & resilience, providing energetic protection to the wearer. It makes an excellent talisman or amulet. This crystal brings great joy, happiness, abundance & good fortune.

Rainbow Myanite: This crystal opens all doorways & accesses all universal information it is a highly magical stone with a very fine frequency. The super high vibration facilitates connection to Guardians, Angels & spirit guides. Aids recall of past life’s & facilitates the downloading of ancient universal knowledge, it provides a direct link to the Akashic records. Resonates with all chakras & assists all ailments when used in crystal healing.

Crystal Healing

Assists Weight loss/maintaining a healthy weight, bone growth, muscle growth, injury recovery, post op rehabilitation, breast, stomach & digestive health. Boosts immune system.

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, yellow, orange
Birefringence: 0.009
Pleochroism: Weakly Dichroic
Causes of Colour: Iron

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