Quartz Crystals Explained Growth Crater through Laser

The Metaphysical Properties of Quartz Crystals

Growth Craters through Laser

There are many viewpoints in the world, and you must sift through them to find your truth. What is right for one person, is not necessarily what is best for another. Also, be aware that a crystal formation may have well documented uses, but others may have discovered new energies and uses. Use this list as a starting point.


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Quartz Type

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Growth Crater See Key.
Growth Interference
Growth Interference crystals have cuts on the sides of the crystal that look they came from a trim saw.  The cuts are from nearby growths of calcite crystals interfering with the quartz crystal growth.

growth interferece

Growth Interference are crystals showing the indelible marks of another person's or group's  power and growth at your expense, usually not a family member like a Key.

Like a key, a Growth Interference Crystal can show you how you are being dominated.  Use this crystal to find the way to free yourself from dominion and abuse by people outside of your immediate family.

Like the Key, the Growth Interference crystal is a key to freedom, a liberator.  Use it in mediation to focus your energy on your own needs and to build resistance to the hurtful influences of others. 

Carry one as a personal talisman of dignity and self-respect.

Gwindels are stacked, twisted Double Terminated crystals that appear to have a slight to large rotation. Here are some photos of Gwindel Quartz


 Gwindel crystals are rare and expensive crystals.  They are difficult to acquire, and difficult to use. 

They have unusual power and energy, that at times is frustrating and seemingly contrary.  Normally they are excellent mediation crystals used when one seeks to understand complex and confusing situations.  When they work, they help untangle difficult situations. 

Often however, they seem to add confusion to a situation by generating multiple paths to a solution, each of which is flawed.

Gwindel crystals should be used with caution. Experience is required for successful use.



A Harlequin is a crystal included with red and silver specks and/or strings of hematite or Lepidocrocite and titanium. Also called Fire Crystal or Fire Quartz.


Harlequins are single purpose crystals.  They are coping crystals. 

When we are shattered inside, but still have to put up a solid front and go on, Harlequins are our helpmates, our soothers, and our companions. 

These are personal talismans, constant reminders that we can be whole and functional while inside we are torn apart.

A harlequin is very similar in use to a Curved Crystal.  They are often used interchangeably.  The subtle difference is that a curved crystal is used when adapting to a change in a fundamental part of one's life is necessary. 

A harlequin is used when we are emotionally shattered by an event, but just need recovery time to cope with the loss.  The loss of a loved one requires the power of Curved crystal, the loss of an opportunity, for instance a contest, requires a Harlequin.

Hematite Quartz

Hematite Quartz has either a coating or included red hematite needles that give the appearance of rust to the quartz. Sometimes this is inappropriately called Strawberry Quartz. Strawberry quartz is a particular kind of hematite included quartz that is is transparent with the included needles of hematite clearly visible.
hematite quartz

Hematite Quartz brings the power of hematite and the power of the scarlet ray of influence (the red color is really more scarlet than red). The scarlet color brings this quartz the power to aid you in enjoying the physical pleasures of maturity—in love, in life, and in relationships. These crystal give you the natural sources of energy to enjoy life’s pleasures that extend past the joyfulness of youth. Enjoying life in maturity requires vitality. These crystals bring you the energy and vitality you seek.

Hematite Quartz is reported to helps to sort-out things in ones mind, and can be used for mental attunement, memory enhancement, original thinking and technical knowledge.

It is also reported to help enable one to enter into a loving relationship, and to provide mental clarity while meditating.

Hera Bottom
A Hera Bottom is a crystal with beveled edges and terry cloth texture on a multi-pointed tail See Self Healed.
Hera See Self Healed.
Herkimer Diamond
Herkimer Diamonds are distinctive crystals only found in Herkimer Co. NW.  They are very transparent, double terminated crystals with a reported hardness of 7.5.

Herkimer Diamonds are the most powerful of all quartz crystals.  Being doubly terminated, they have the ability to transmit and receive spiritual energy and to amplify and focus it intently.  The are harder than all other quartz giving them the strength, and durability to handle difficult challenges beyond the ability of other quartz crystals. 

Never large, these are the mini dynamos of the crystal world.  What they lack in physical size, they more than make up for in spirit energy. 

Herkimer diamonds are also unusually transparent.  They are perfect conduits of the universal life force, and as such offer us virtually perfect spiritual compasses that can clearly point us towards our goals.

Herkimer Shaped
Herkimer shape are crystals, usually Tibetan quartz, that form like a Herkimer diamond. See Double Terminated.
Himalayan Herkimers
Herkimer shaped crystals from Pakistan. See Double Terminated.
Himalayan Ice
Himalayan Ice are pink toned and sometimes green toned quartz crystals from the high Himalayan mountains that are deeply etched. Also known as Ice Quartz, Nirvana Quartz, and Nirvana Chlorite Kullu Himalaya. The green tones are from Chlorite. The pink tones are from titanium.

himalyan ice

The Himalayan Ice crystals are usually so pitted and etched as to be translucent, rather than transparent.  They have a warm, vibrant, yet unyielding Yin energy. The deep etching and pitting gives them a toughness that is the exterior coating of an internally unyielding energy. Crystal-cure.com tells us "The crystal formation is chunky and irregular - a result of calcite and other mineral deposits having once been attached to the crystal, but dissipating over time. This type of crystal formation is known as 'growth interference crystal' and is generally used to release blocks and limitations imposed by oneself on goals or purposes."

These are personal talismans to use daily to deal with adversity.  If you are being bombarded, scratched, and wounded, use this crystal to harden your exterior to deal with your pain, drawing on your inner pure strength. 

Himalayan Ice crystals will bring the power and might of the Universal Life Force to your efforts to survive a tough environment.

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