ETYMOLOGY: QUARTZ = comes from the Greek word "kristallos" meaning ice and "Hard" in Slavic. HERKIMER = is located in Herkimer County, New York, where copies of this quartz are.
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Trigonal
PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Primary.
MINERAL CLASS: Oxides groups quartz / Dolomite.
CHEMICAL FORMULA MINERAL ELEMENTS: [CaMg (CO3) 2].
HARDNESS: 7.5 on the Mohs scale
FIELDS: Herkimer County New York, USA, Northwest Spain, Argentina.
MINERALOGY: The Herkimer quartz correspond to a very special variety of quartz, sedimentary rocks formed in the rock where it grows and is formed in a dolomite (calcium magnesium carbonate) to grow in this mineral causes the atoms in all of Herkimer go directions, paying off doubly terminated its characteristic shape and its transparency, its size varies from microscopic to more than 15 cm, which characterizes its herkimer crystals are double terminated, its shape is not very long, sixteen faces (six triangular in each separated by a group of six square or rectangular sides) end, are translucent, sometimes may contain inclusions (water vapor, carbon etc.)
MYTHOLOGY: The destination of "Quartz Diamond" de Orizaba, Cerro Chicahuaxtla, Mexico, was known by the locals from time
back as "El Arroyo de los Cristales". (Literature-AIMMGM AC).
PROPERTIES: Improves remember dreams, promotes awareness and spiritual development, provides mental clarity, it improves the perception of things, power and improves energy flow, promotes creativity, provides confidence.
ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer.
USES: Meditation, collection for the study of geology, as Herkimer quartz are accurate indicators of the diagenetic history of a sedimentary formation which produces hydrocarbons. addition to the evolution of the temperature and pressure of a orogénico process.
TO KNOW MORE:
Diagenetic: The process of compaction and cementation of sedimentary rocks from loose sediment.
Orogenic: The process by which the earth's crust shortens and collapses, the word "orogeny" comes from the Greek language (DIAMONDS means "mountain" and Genesis means "creation" or "origin").