Salmo quartz

ETYMOLOGY: QUARTZ = comes from the Greek word "kristallos" meaning ice. And "Hard" in Slavic. SALMON = For its orange color like fish.



CLASS MINERAL: Oxides, quartz group.


FIELDS: Brazil.


MINERALOGY: The origin of the Quartz is varied, the magma crystallizes directly from the pegmatitic-neumatolitic to low temperature hydrothermal; equally present in plutonic rocks (granite, granodiorite, tonalite) and the hipoabisales (porphyry, pegmatites). It is composed of silicon dioxide (SiO2), present in many types of rocks, you gets its color from inclusions of various forms of iron oxide. There are four different iron oxides, but chemically related that can be found in quartz. They include lepidocrocite (FeO (OH)), goethite (also FeO (OH), but a different crystalline structure), limonite (FeO (OH) nH2O) and hematite (Fe2O3).


MYTHOLOGY: There are many historical threads of different times and places on the quartz or rock crystal, for example according to the Celtic oral tradition, it was believed that quartz crystals were the fangs of dragons and therefore guards ancestral wisdom, the rhythms of nature and environmental wealth. Nero had to drink two glasses carve them famous moments in believing that the quartz favor with the gods. Pliny support the idea that the quartz was a frozen chemical and coming from the colder areas of the Alps.


PROPERTIES: Power the empathic communication between friends, helps us to accept life as it is and to make changes that bring satisfaction. Very useful and beneficial during times of abandonment and betrayal.



ZODIAC SIGN: Taurus, Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Pisces.

USES: Meditation, collection, jewelery.

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