Tourmalated quartz (green)

ETYMOLOGY: QUARTZ = comes from the Greek word "kristallos" meaning ice. And "Hard" in Slavic. TURMALINA = Turamali comes from the name given to the first Ceylon gems from. (Now Sri Lanka).



CLASS MINERAL: Oxides, quartz group.


HARDNESS: 7 on the Mohs scale.

FIELDS: Brazil, Madagascar, Russia.


MINERALOGY: Quartz macrocrystalline, igneous, metamorphic, hydrothermal with inclusions of pink tourmaline crystals, these minerals as well as aqueous solutions and gas bubbles, can be enclosed by the growing crystal, sometimes inclusions occur in acicular crystals (thin needle-shaped crystals.)

READ MORE: There are three ways inclusions

⦁ The minerals that were formed before the quartz: Quartz crystals grow and "traps" And so the original form of the mineral is preserved, and
          These inclusions are called protogenéticas.

⦁ The minerals and quartz grew at the same time (these are called syngenetic inclusions). The form of the minerals listed often deviates from typical habits and ways that develop during growth unhindered

⦁ Minerals may include another by exsolution (separation of two different mineral ore on cooling). These inclusions are called Epigenetic.


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 were used to make talismans, necklaces bracelets rings or other personal adornments.

The green tourmaline is also known by the name of Verdelite or Elbaite From the island of Elba (Italy), where copies of this mineral is found.


PROPERTIES: The quartz stimulates clarity and neutrality, thus improving the perception and understanding, strengthens own discretion, green tourmaline is healing, promotes compassion, transforms negative energy into positive, inspiring creativity, patience, helps open mind for possible solutions and select the most constructive.

CHAKRAS: Spleen, heart, crown.

ZODIAC SIGN: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.

USES: Collection, meditation, jewelery, for their piezoelectric property is used in radio.

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