Colourless crystalline quartz is the purest form of quartz.
Colour: Colourless although may be included or coated with coloured inclusions, not to be confused with the other coloured varieties of quartz.
Geological occurrences: World wide. Commonly found in Brazil, China, Australia, USA.
Crystallography: This mineral is known for its clarity and well-formed crystals. Found typically as prismatic crystals, singly or doubly terminated, often as single or twinned crystals, clusters and fine druses in cavities and geodes. Quartz belongs to the trigonal crystal system and is typically terminated with 2 sets of three rhombohedra, major and minor (6 faces total).
Untwinned quartz has the ability to become electrically charged when heat and/or pressure is applied.
Observations: Crystals show striations perpendicular to the prism length (crystal axis). Striations are indented grooves caused by alteration between prism and rhombohedral forms during growth. Typical inclusions are negative crystals (hollow cavities showing crystal forms), gas and/or liquid filled cavities, healed fractures (veils or feathered) occasionally with yellow iron staining and a wide range of other crystals/minerals. These include rutile, tourmaline, chlorite, pyrite, hematite, goethite, epidote, actinolite and dumortierite.
Crystal care: MOH's Hardness 7
Whilst quartz isn't a 'soft' stone it is still prone to scratching and surface dulling over time if not handled with care. Cluster formations are more delicate than single crystals.
General crystal care here
Healing, Energy Balancing, Manifesting
Known as the master healer, harmonising all the chakras and amplifying the energies of other crystals, this powerful mineral stores, releases and regulates energy, facilitating the release of negative energy and habitual negativity. Clear quartz can cleanse your sacred space or body, ‘clearing the air’ to renew and refresh the vibrations. An essential crystal for everyone, clear quartz is the ultimate stone for manifesting positive changes in your life by helping you create clear thoughts and intentions and empowering you to follow through.
Uses: A stone for all chakras, use quartz to activate and open each energy centre by placing a stone on the body.
Place clear quartz in your sacred space for clearing stagnant energy.
Carry smaller stones with you as a reminder of your intentions.