Quartz FamilyGeneral Properties of the Abundant Crystal Quartz
Quartz is the most abundant mineral on Earth. It is used throughout the globe for many simple daily tasks. Beach Sand, Glass, Earths Crust, River Rocks, we need them for our clocks and phones. Almost any electronic device contains a quartz crystal.
Quartz is made up of Silicon Dioxide, and the inclusions of unique minerals during formation account for the variety.
Quartz forms along a hexagonal lattice.
Agate VarietyThe different colour of Agate
Agate is a common stone with lots of different looks. It is a micro crystalline version of quartz that is technically a chalcedony. Agate forms along a hexagonal crystal lattice.
Tiger Eye VarietyThe different colours of tiger eye
Tiger Eye is a luminous version of quartz that has been crumpled. It exhibits Chatoyancy a beautiful shimmer included in this stone. It forms along a Trigonal Crystal Lattus.