Quartz

Quartz

Regular price $377.00 Sale

Specimen: Quartz 

Location: Minas Gerais, Brazil

Influence: Programable, Business, Enlighten, Creativity, Confidence, etc.

Element: Water

One of my favourite, Quartz have always fascinate me in all ways. Quartz of various form and inclusion are collected by me as my personal collection of specimen. Well let's talk about this particular Quartz that I'm offering to you.

A very special piece, I name this "THE POWER GENERATOR". The main crystal are triple terminators. Yes you read it right triple points of termination. This material are hunted by the crystal healer as it produce the best energy. Let not forget about the attached cluster that comes with it.  Some of you may not know much about quartz, since Quartz are my favourite mineral specimen, let me share some information in it.

Quartz has been known and appreciated since pre-historic times. The most ancient name known is recorded by Theophrastus in about 300-325 BCE, κρύσταλλος or kristallos. The varietal names, rock crystal and bergcrystal, preserve the ancient usage. The root words κρύοσ signifying ice cold and στέλλειυ to contract (or solidify) suggest the ancient belief that kristallos was permanently solidified ice.

This ore was called by the Saxon miners 'Querkluftertz' or the cross-vein-ore. Such a clumsy word as 'Querkluftertz' could easily be condensed to 'Querertz' and then to 'Quertz', and eventually become 'Quarz' in German, 'quarzum' in Latin and 'quartz' in English." Tomkeieff (1941, q.v.) noted that "quarz", in its various spellings, was not used by other noted contemporary authors. "Quarz" was used in later literature referring to the Saxony mining district, but seldom elsewhere.

Gradually, there were more references to quartz: E. Brown in 1685 and Johan Gottschalk Wallerius in 1747. In 1669, Nicolaus Steno (Niels Steensen) obliquely formulated the concept of the constancy of interfacial angles in the caption of an illustration of quartz crystals. He referred to them as "cristallus" and "crystallus montium".

Tomkeieff (1941) also noted that Erasmus Bartholinus (1669) used the various spellings for "crystal" to signify other species than quartz and that crystal could refer to other "angulata corpora" (bodies with angles): "In any case in the second half of the XVIIIth century quartz became established as a name of a particular mineral and the name crystal became a generic term synonymous with the old term 'corus angulatum'." 

Hope the information is of benefits. Well, getting back to the specimen it is accompanied with a custom made stand. Size: 13 x 8 x 3.5 cm