Quartz

General 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.

Quartz Variety

Variations of Clear Quartz
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Clear Quartz

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Amethyst

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Rose Quartz

Agate Variety

Agate Variety of the Quartz Family

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.

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Agate

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Moon Agate

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Turritella / Elimia Agate

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Moss Agate

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Fire Agate

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Snakeskin Agate

Tiger Eye Variety

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.

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Cat's Eye

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Tigers Eye

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Tiger Iron

Resources & References

Different colours of tiger eye

Silver Cove Encyclopedia App

Melody - Love is in the Earth- Earth Love Publishing House 1995

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Different colours of tiger eye
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