ETYMOLOGY: From the greek word "kristallos" meaning ice and "Hard" in Slavic. Smoked by its brown color.
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Trigonal.
PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Primary.
CLASS MINERAL: Oxides, quartz groups.
CHEMICAL FORMULA MINERAL ELEMENTS: SiO2 + (Al, Li, Na).
HARDNESS: 7 on the Mohs scale.
FIELDS: Although located all over the world its most important source is Brazil.
MINEROLOGY: The rock crystal quartz is transparent and pure, originates in veins or hydrothermal way drusen and crevices from a pure silicic acid solution free of foreign matter.
MYTHOLOGY: The Greeks thought that quartz was ice frozen in all cultures is considered a healing and magic stone, quartz casting out demons and disease, they used it as a dispenser of strength and energy. In China rock crystal was used to carve objects of worship that were appreciated and considered symbols of power. Egypt rock crystal used to make talismans, necklaces bracelets rings or other personal adornments.
PROPERTIES: The rock crystal quartz is the best cleaner and neutralizer of negative energies, the best choice for meditation. It is a mineral that helps us to think positively. It has a large magnetic field which is reinforced our energy field, is also a great balancer of all our faculties absorbing all the negative energies. Feng Shui and quartz this mineral due to the positive energy and good vibes that bring home, it favors related to the emotional framework.
CHAKRAS: Spleen, throat, crown.
ZODIAC SIGN: It's related to all zodiac signs.
USES: Jewellery, collection, meditation, pure rock crystal is used to make lamps,clocks, glasses, and precision instruments, is widely used in electricity and optics.