illustrated guide to quartz crystals

Illustrated Quartz Crystal Guide

Click on a letter to find a crystal type, inclusion, or shape

then...

click any link in the list for photos and metaphysical properties

(or just scroll down the page a bit to see the index table)

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Quartz crystals are natural modulators, transmitters, and containers of the Universal Life Force.  As they are grown within the earth, they take unique shape and often gather inclusions of other minerals that affect their abilities to modify, store, and transmit the Life Force.

We offer here a constantly updated but always seemingly incomplete listing of quartz shapes, inclusions, and crystal arrangements, along with their generally accepted definitions and metaphysical properties.

RESOURCES:

There are two great resources for information about quartz crystal. First is The Quartz Page. Here Amir Akhavan has a wealth of material on forms, shapes, varieties, and the chemistry of quartz. He has extensive photos of unusual formations of quartz. Very well researched and a vertible goldmine for the quartz enthusiast. Highly recommended.

The other is Mindat. This is the on-line mineralogical database used by the world as the "go to" resource for mineral data.

The quoted material from "The Buyer's Guide" by LS Hersh, ISBN 0-9705865-0-7, is used with author's permission.

Honest credit must be given to Patricia Troyer for her book, Crystal Personalities. It is the seminal work in this area, and the one we find most other writers seem to have used the most.

NOTES:

The metaphysical properties of the shapes are those based on the shape of the crystals, their relationships to other crystals, the properties of their inclusions, or the commonly accepted uses by crystal healers and practitioners. Be aware however, that the metaphysical properties are not necessarily consistent with every book or article you might read. Keep an open mind.

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 well be good for something for most people, but others may have discovered new energies and uses.

For example, a cabinetmaker may well see a screwdriver as a tool used to install and remove screws. He or she is right. However, a painter may see it as an excellent paint can opener. Both are right. The list is a starting point on your voyage of discovery.

 

Quartz Type
Physical Description
7-3 ChannelingNo longer used. See Channeling.
7-3-7-3-7-3No longer used. See Dow.

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Abundance"Host or 'mother' point with at least nine other points (or doubly-terminated crystals)around the base, vertically. Quite Rare."  The smaller crystals are usually less than 10 percent of the size of the larger crystal.
Actinolite QuartzQuartz included with green actinolite. Historically known as Thetis' Hair Stone. Usually now found as opaque green stones. Transparent material is extremely rare. Faceted gemstones are sometimes available on rare gem Web sites.

When cut en cabochon, this is sometime incorrectly called "cat's eye jade."
Actinolite is an asbestos mineral.
Sometimes Amphibole Angel Quartz is actinolite included, sometimes it is other asbestos minerals.

Activation (left brain) Activation quartz (left brain) crystal has an inclined main facet that leans to the left.  Often confused with a Time Link, but a Time Link is a 7th facet.
Activation (right brain) Activation quartz (right brain) crystal has an inclined main facet that leans to the right.  Often confused with a Time Link, but a Time Link is a 7th facet.
Activator Quartz CrystalSee Time Line to the Past or Future.
African Energy QuartzSee Zambian Quartz
Aggregator Quartz CrystalSee Barnacle
Ajoite Quartz (Ajo Quartz)Quartz with an inclusion of Ajoite. Ajoite is an attractive blue/green copper silicate mineral that is named for its type locality in the Ajo District of Pima County, Arizona. It is a secondary mineral that forms from the oxidation of other secondary copper minerals.
Apple Aura QuartzQuartz infused with nickel producing an apple green crystal.
Arkansas candleSee Candle Crystal. It is also know as an Artemis crystal.
Artemis CrystalSee Candle Crystal.
Alien Quartz CrystalSee Extra Termination.
Alkali EtchingsSee Etched
Amethystine QuartzSee Amethyst
AmethystQuartz colored by iron to a violet color. Our listing of Amethyst.
See our Crystal Encyclopedia page that provides extensive metaphysical information about Amethyst
Amethyst BrandenburgA usually small amethyst point from the Brandenburg region of Namibia.
Amethyst ChevronsSee Amethyst Quartz
Amethyst ElestialA natural violet Elestial quartz crystal
Amethyst QuartzViolet quartz with whitish stripes. Amethyst quartz is a more compact formation of amethyst, layered and striped with milky quartz. Also known as banded amethyst and as Amethyst Chevrons.
Amethyst HerkimerViolet colored Herkimer Diamonds
Amethyst Spirit QuartzNatural purple spirit quartz from South Africa
AmetrineA mixture of amethyst and citrine in the same stone
Amphibole Angel Quartz Amphibole quartz is a milky white quartz that contains one or more of the amphibole minerals which are primarily the asbestos silicates.
The most common being Actinolite and Tremolite (the others, such as Glaucophane, Hornblende, and Riebeckite, being brown, blue or black.) These are fibrous asbestos minerals and the fibers give the opaque milky appearance.
These crystals are also known as angel quartz crystals due to the inclusions sometimes having a wispy effect resembling wings. Angel Quartz is said to also shield someone from the abrasiveness of others. This is especially helpful to those that have been emotionally or verbally abused.
Angel Quartz often contains additional inclusions such as Hematite. The inclusions are often red or yellow depending on the included minerals. The angel quartz is sometimes in a phantom. See the photo at the link to the left.
Ancestral Time LineSee Time Line to the Past.
Andara CrystalA colored glass. Not quartz.
Angel Quartz Crystal Angel Crystals have a silvery white inclusions that look like angel wings.
Angel Phantom Quartz (Amphibole)See Amphibole Angel in listing above. In this case there is a phantom crystal that is a Amphibole included or coated that is within a more clear quartz crystal showing the typical phantom appearance.
Angel AuraSee Opal Aura
Aperture Quartz CrystalAlso known as Seer Stone or Picture Window
Aqua Aura Quartz infused with a Gold based coating.
Aqua Aura Spirit QuartzSpirit Quartz infused with a gold-based coating process.
Artemis crystalSee Candle Crystal.
Arkimer Diamond A diamond shape formation similar to the Herkimer Diamond but mined in Arkansas It is a stout, short DT with a hardness of 7.
Artichoke QuartzArtichoke quartz is when quartz crystals get subdivided in a way that resembles the arrangement of leaves on an artichoke head. It is a type of Split Quartz. More description and photos are on the Quartz Page
Asterated QuartzAlso known as "Star Quartz" Asterated Quartz is a radiating aggregate of quartz crystals.
Atlantean Temple Quartz CrystalSee Cathedral.
Atlantean Love Star  A carved crystal that has six long tapering sides topped with six identical facets.  Not a natural formation.
AuraliteAlso known as Super 23. These are quartz crystasl srecently found in the northern areas of the Boral Forest in Canada. They are reported to contain 23 elements and minerals.
Aurora Aura Crystal A quartz crystal or cluster that has been enhanced with a coating of titanium. Also known as Titanium Aura, Sunshine Aura, and Rainbow Aura Quartz
Aurora QuartzA natural white opaque quartz from India that has some natural opalescence.
AventurineA mostly dark green (sometimes blue ) quartzite ( a rock of crypto crystalline quartz and other materials) with metallic glittery appearance caused by included fuchsite (green mica), or red- to gold-brown caused by hematite leaves. It is sometimes blue if Dumortierite is mixed in. It can also be orange, brown or yellow. Here is our listing of Aventurine
AzeztuliteTrade name for several types of quartz and quartz rocks from certain world wide locations sold by H&E LLC. There are various types mostly based on color and location of mines. Azeztulite is not a mineral, crystal, or rock. It is a trade name for quartz reputed to be a gift from a race of beings called the Azez.
Azure Aura QuartzSee Tanzine Aura Quartz

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Babel QuartzA variety of quartz named for the fancied resemblance of the crystals to the successive tiers of the Tower of Babel. See great photo of Babel Quartz.
Babylon QuartzSee Cathedral Quartz
Or, see a picture of Babel Quartz. Babylon Quartz is used to describe both formations.
Barnacles Quartz Crystal"The random outside attachment of several to many smaller crystals to the host." Also called Fairy Frost.
Bastard QuartzMassive boulders of opaque uneconomical quartz. Also called Bull Quartz.
Beauty Way Quartz CrystalSee Life Path.
Bent Quartz CrystalA Bent Crystal was broken in the past, then re grown, but the new growth is at an angle to old part, making the crystal bent.
Beta Quartz Beta Quartz does not exist at a temperate below 573 degrees C.  Some  quartz crystals are pseudo morphs of Beta Quartz crystals.  They are composed of hexagonal dipyramids, which are a pair of opposing six sided pyramids, and the crystals lack prism faces. Technically these crystals are Quartz after Beta Quartz.
Black OnyxDyed chalcedony. Real Onyx is banded black and white agate.
Black Phantom QuartzSee Shale Phantom.
Black Tourmaline Quartz Quartz with inclusions of black tourmaline.
BloodstoneBloodstone is an opaque, dark-green chalcedony with red spots (caused by iron oxide). Here is our listing of Bloodstone.
Blueberry QuartzAn artificial glass with blue swirling patterns manufactured in China and sold primarily as beads. It is NOT Quartz and it is NOT a mineral or gemstone.
Blue Drusy QuartzA dark blue tinted Drusy quartz
Blue Herkimer DiamondA double terminated quartz crystal included with Boulangerite from Romania
Blue LemurianA naturally dark blue tinted Lemurian Seed Crystal.
Blue Moon QuartzSee Girasol Quartz
Blue Phantom Quartz CrystalPhantoms that appear gray or blue caused by shale inclusions.  These are from Arkansas and are natural. See Shale Phantom.
Blue Opal QuartzSee Girasol Quartz
Blue QuartzMan made product: Quartz bonded with coating of titanium. Sometimes call Siberian Blue Quartz.
Blue QuartzNatural opaque to translucent, blue variety of quartz, owing its colour to microscopic inclusions of fibrous magnesioriebeckite or crocidolite. Good photo of blue quartz here.
Blue Quartz with LazuliteQuartz included with natural blue lazulite
Blue Siberian QuartzMan-made synthetic quartz from Russia
Blue Tourmaline Quartz Quartz with inclusions of blue tourmaline.
Brandenburg QuartzA clear, purple, smoky or yellow quartz l from Namibia, often Amethyst, from the Gobobos diggings in the Brandberg Mountain in Damaraland, Namibia, Africa. They have a wide variety of features, often being enhydros. Often contain both hematite and Lepidocrocite inclusions. Usually under 2 inches long
Bridge Quartz CrystalA smaller crystal growing out of another at nearly a right angle with the base of the smaller crystal inside the larger and most of the smaller outside of the larger. If the smaller crystal extends from the larger in both directions, and part of it is completely enclosed within the larger it is not a bridge, it is a Penetrator.  If no section of the smaller one is completely contained within the larger, and both ends protrude, then it is a Cross Crystal. If no part of the smaller crystal is completely enclosed by the larger and only one section extends from the larger crystal, then it is likely a damaged cross unless a clear termination is apparent.
Buddha Quartz CrystalA crystal with a phantom that looks like a sitting Buddha.
Bull QuartzMassive opaque bolders of uneconomical quartz.
Burr Quartz CrystalA burr is a completely three dimensional crystal cluster with no base.
Bushman QuartzA clear/milky quartz found by Bushman in South Africa
Bushman Red Cascade QuartzA white quartz crystal with red/orange coating due to Limonite - source is South Africa

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Cactus QuartzSee Spirit Quartz.
Cacoxenite QuartzQuartz included with cacoxenite, a gold, yellow, or red/brown mineral. Most is from Brazil.
CairngormSee Smoky Quartz
Candle Quartz Candle quartz is recognized by a myriad of smaller terminations surrounding a larger central point. The smaller ones are usually poorly defined, looking a bit like dripping candle wax. The sides of a Candle Quartz often look and feel like a pineapple.    If the smaller ones are sharply defined the formation is called an Abundance Crystal.
Candle CrystalCandle Crystal – This is a crystal with a ratio of 6 to 1 or greater length to width. It is also know as an Artemis crystal.
Capped Quartz"Capped quartz is an extreme case of a phantom quartz: In a short period during the growth of the crystal a lot of material precipitated on the crystal's rhombohedral faces, forming a thin layer within the crystal. The "upper part" of the crystal (often a scepter) is only weakly connected to the "lower", older part and sometimes both parts can be separated easily. The upper part looks a bit like a cap because its lower side is the negative form of the former crystal tip." A.C. Akhavan - The Quartz Page Also there is a good photo of capped quartz here.
CarnelianCarnelian is a chalcedony that ranges in color from yellow-orange to rich, near reddish orange, to orangey brown, and varies from semi-opaque to highly translucent. Here is a link to our Carnelian.
Carnelian OnyxRed and white banded chalcedony
Carved Quartz Crystal“The Carved (natural) crystal is recognized by the existence of a carved triangular face - the carving outlines the face and is etched such that the location of the engraved portion is normally white in appearance.” ---www.crystalworlds.com
CastellatedSee Castle
Castle Quartz CrystalA castle is a form of twin with many points and extra facets on the tip. Many of the faces will reflect light at the same angle, giving the appearance of a castle. It is a self-healed crystal.  The crystal broke from its matrix or another crystal and continued to grow and heal the rough base or side.  It is similar to a Cathedral but lacks the larger center termination of a Cathedral formation.
Cathedral Quartz Crystal An opaque crystal formation of one main central point and surrounding parallel ones usually of different widths and lengths, but shorter than the main crystal, all growing on a  common base.  If clear, it is a Lightbrary.
Cat's EyeWhite, gray, green, yellow, brown quartz that is cut en cabochon to allow the reflection of fibrous asbestos inclusions to give the appearance of a cat's eye.
Celestial AuraQuartz Geode coated with precious metal to produce a light blue irridescence.
Celestial Quartz CrystalThis is also known as Candle Quartz. usually from Madagascar. However, it also is the name used for white Himalayan quartz that appears similar to Nirvana quartz. I recommend consulting The Crystal Bible 2 by Judy Hall page 242 for more details.
Center Point Quartz CrystalA Center Point is a single crystal with six sharp facets meeting in a sharp point. Also commonly called a Generator.
Ceridwen Quartz CrystalSee Isis
ChalcedonyChalcedony is a catch-all term for cryptocrystalline quartz (quartz with microscopically small crystals). The name usually refers to semitransparent or translucent chalcedony with a solid color (commonly pale bluish-gray) and nearly wax like luster. Chalcedony is the general term applied to the fibrous crypto crystalline varieties.
Chamonix Stone CrystaSee Garden Quartz
Chandelier Quartz CrystalCrystals from Brazil that have tiny diamond shaped facets around the tip.
Champagne AuraChampagne Aura are crystals that have been treated with a coating of gold and iron. The coating is very hard and durable.
Channel Quartz CrystalSee Channeling.
Channel Face Quartz CrystalSee Channeling.
Channeling Quartz CrystalChanneling Crystals have a seven sided facet flanked by two smaller triangular ones, opposite a smaller triangle one.
Channeling 8 facedEight faced Channeling crystals have a eight sided facet or facet opposite a three sided one.
ChardSee Sheet Quartz.
Cherry QuartzBright red quartz - this is dyed quartz, not naturally formed.
Cherry QuartzA synomyn of Strawberry Quartz
Here is a good photo of the natural cherry quartz.
Be aware, Strawberry Quartz is also used to describe a red glass from China.
ChertChert is the general term applied to the granular crypto crystalline varieties of quartz, Flint and Jasper are examples.
Chevron AmethystAmethyst that has alternating bands of white quartz and purple quartz shaped like chevrons. From Brazil.
Chinese Chromium QuartzMan-made creation of superheated quartz and chromium to fuse the surface of the quartz
Chinese Red QuartzNatural Red tinted quartz from China, usually caused by hematite - note entry below, there are man-made versions.
Chinese Red QuartzMan-made red quartz from China, using Hematite
Chlorite QuartzQuartz containing green Chlorite inclusions.
Chlorite Phantom QuartzQuartz containing green Chlorite phantom inclusions.
Chimney CrystalThin sheet of crystal connecting two crystal points.
Chisel Quartz Crystal Chisel crystals are wide, relatively flat crystals with wide beveled faces that looks like a chisel.
Chlorite Brandenburg CrystalA chlorite included quartz crystal from the Brandenburg region of Namibia
Chlorite IncludedCrystal with inclusions of chlorite.
Chocolate Window Quartz CrystalQuartz from Chinese mine that has some edges darkened by Hematite.  Not a Window Quartz.
ChrysocollaBlue to blue-green, opaque to near transparent expensive chalcedony. Its color agent is copper.
Chrysocolla QuartzClear pale green/blue quartz from Arizona colored by natural inclusions of chyrsocolla. Also called Azurchalcedony or Azurlite.
ChrysopraseChrysoprase is the bright apple green translucent chalcedony (a crypto crystalline quartz)
Cinnabar QuartzQuartz with Cinnabar crystals
CitrineLight yellow to dark yellow quartz colored by iron. Natural citrines are mostly pale yellow. Most commercial citrines are heat-treated amethyst. They are much brighter yellow.
Citrine BrandenburgAn orange to gold yellow quartz crystal from the Brandenburg region of Namibia
Citrine Cathedral QuartzCathedral quartz with a natural yellow/orange tint.
Citrine HerkimerA yellow tinted Herkimer diamond
Citrine LemurianA naturally light yellow Lemurian Seed Crystal
Cluster Quartz CrystalMany crystal points growing together in a base.
Color VeilsSee Rainbow.
Colorado DiamondsSee Smoky Quartz
Comet Crystal A comet crystal has a grouping of indentations on or more sides that have trailing, spraying edges appearing like a comet.
Companions Quartz CrystalsThis is a family of Quartz shapes that includes Twins, Bridge, Inner Child, Penetrator, Soul Mates, Tantric Twins, Twin Flames, Dolphins, and others.  What they all have in common is their duality and their uses in focusing the Universal Life Force on the relationship between two people.  No crystal should be identified just as a Companion.  Its specific nomenclature should be used.
Consumption Crystal  A crystal that appears to be consuming another one.  The crystals are aligned.
Convoluted sheet quartzConvoluted Sheet Quartz is a milky, twisted quartz shape formed over other minerals that often subsequently dissolves, leaving holes and vacancies in the quartz.
Corroded QuartzSee Etched Quartz
Cosmic Aura Quartz GeodeQuartz geodes that have been specially plated and infused with different precious metals to produce vivid irridescent aura colours.
Covellite QuartzAlso known as Pink Fire Quartz. This is an unknown material and may not be natural.
Crackle QuartzSuperheated and cooled quartz. This is a man-made creation. Not natural. Comes in virtually all colors. Usually pink. Often found in tumbled stones
Crater crystal Crater Crystals have a indentation or crater where another crystals was once attached but is now absent.  The crater can be either a crystal or a cluster.  If the indentation is 3 or 6 sided and becomes narrower as it penetrates, the crystal is  Key Crystal.
Creator CrystalSee Manifestation.
Crocidolite QuartzGolden-brown chatoyant quartz formed by the alteration of crocidolite, and consisting essentially of quartz colored by iron oxide. Also known as "
Tiger Eye"
Crocodile quartzSee Elestial.
Cross Quartz CrystalA Cross is one crystal at growing at right angles to another.  The crossing crystal is joined to the other but does not completely penetrate it.  Also, the terminations of both crystals are separate.  One crystal does not contain the termination of the other.  A Cross is like two matchsticks lying across one another.
Cubic Quartz Distorted crystals with a (pseudo)cubic appearance. They frequently occur in alpine clefts and are known from Artesia, New Mexico.
Cupid's Arrow Quartz CrystalClear quartz included with golden rutile needles. See Rutilated Quartz
Curved Quartz CrystalA Curved Crystal is one that grew in a curved manner, not one that broke at some point.

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Delphi Oracle QuartzSee Epidote Quartz
Dendritic Quartz CrystalDendritic Quartz contains natural inclusions of manganese oxide that appear to be included ferns.
Desirite QuartzClear quartz with phantoms of orange brown, and blue coloration
Devic or Dvic Temple Quartz CrystalDevic Temples are crystals with internal fracture planes that appear to be horizontal ledges and shelves when the crystal is held vertically. Do not confuse with Fairy Frost.  These are very rare crystals.
Diamond Window Quartz Crystal A diamond window is crystal with a 6th or 7th face that is a clear, well-formed, symmetrical diamond shape. These are sometimes just called Window Quartz.
Diana QuartzSee Candle Quartz.
Dogtooth Quartz CrystalA Dogtooth is a short, stocky crystal that is doubly terminated but is essentially just the two terminations.  Looks like a dog’s tooth, hence the name.
Dolphin Quartz CrystalA Dolphin is a small crystal attached to the side of a larger one, not sharing a common base.
Double Diamond Quartz CrystalA Double Diamond is a crystal with two diamond windows, usually one above the other.
Double Terminated Quartz CrystalDouble Terminated crystals have two distinct terminations and no base.
Dow Quartz CrystalA Dow is a crystal with three 7-sided faces, each opposite a 3- sided one.
DowsingSee Dow.
Dream QuartzQuartz with inclusion of Epidote
DT Quartz CrystalSee Double Terminated
Dumorierite QuartzSee Aventurine (blue variety)
Drusy Quartz CrystalA Drusy Crystal has a cluster or clusters of many tiny crystals attached to it.

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Earthkeeper Quartz CrystalA very large (hundreds of pounds to tons in weight) quartz crystal.
Egalitarian crystalSee Parity Crystal.
Egg shaped A crystal that has been carved into the shape of an egg.
Eight FacesSee Grounding Crystal.
Eisenkiesel QuartzQuartz that is turned opaque red with hematite inclusions. See Hematite Quartz
See additional photos here.
Elestial Quartz CrystalElestial crystals have many natural terminations and folds over a multi layered crystal.  Appears to be wrinkled and feels that too. This is young quartz and is usually smoky in appearance seemingly burnt by a fire.
Elestialated Quartz CrystalSee Elestial.
Empathic Warrior Quartz CrystalA crystal that has sustained man-made or natural damage.
Empowering Quartz CrystalEmpowering Crystals have one or two main 4-sided faces.  They should not be confused with a Diamond Crystal that has an extra, diamond shaped 7th face.
Enchanted CrystalThis is being used to describe two different types of quartz. See either Pixilated Crystal or see Elestial.
Enhydro Quartz Crystal A crystal that contains drops of water or other liquids suspended in enclosed small bubbles.
Epidote QuartzQuartz with inclusion of Epidote, Also called Dream Quartz or Delphi Oracle Quartz
ET Quartz CrystalAn abbreviation for Extra Terminations, not as is sometimes mistaken an abbreviation for Extra Terrestrial.
Etched Quartz CrystalEtched Crystals have external markings that appear to be hieroglyphic inscribed on its sides and or faces.
Extra Terminations Quartz CrystalAn Extra Terminations Crystal, also called ET, has a single termination at one end and multiple ones at the other end.
Extra Terrestrial Quartz CrystalAn unfortunate misunderstanding of the abbreviation ET that stands for Extra Terminations not Extra Terrestrial. See Extra Terminations.

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Faden Quartz CrystalA Faden is a crystal that has a milky feathery line that runs through the crystal.  The Faden is usually a Tabby Crystal.
Faden Growth Quartz CrystalSee Faden.
Faden Veil Quartz CrystalSee Faden.
Fairy Crystal ClustersClusters of very small and intricate crystals. Look like a fairy land in the sun. Many of these are small clusters of very tiny and exquisitely formed needle-like quartz crystals.
Fairy CrystalUsed to describe two different types of crystals. See either Fairy Frost or see Devic Crystal
Fairy QuartzThis term was used once to refer to Opaque quartz with tiny crystals forming raised lines down the crystal. It is now another name for Spirit Quartz.
Fairy Queen QuartzFairy Crystal cluster with a prominent crystal showing an Isis Face.
Fairy Dust Quartz CrystalA Fairy Dust Quartz crystal is described as "the random outside attachment of many very small crystals to the outside of a larger one, seemingly looking like a dusting that sparkles in the sun." These are also called Barnaclecrystals when the attached crystals are larger and mostly distinct to the eye as separate small crystals.
Fairy Frost Quartz CrystalFairy Frost is a crystal with extensive small, veiled, interconnected fractures and inclusions.  If the fractures are distinct and appears like ledges the crystal is a Devic.
Fairy Spirit QuartzSpirit quartz that is silver or white in color.
Fairy Wand QuartzA tiny quartz crystal found in Mexico, in a now closed mine. Fairy Wand Quartz crystals are very small, and exquisite with extraordinary shapes. Some crystals have the appearance of a miniature minaret. Rare and extraordinary.
Falcon's EyeSee Hawk's Eye
Family Quartz CrystalA Family is one larger parent crystals with one or more smaller ones.
Female Crystal A white, milky crystal.
Fenster QuartzFenster is German for Window. Fenster Quartz that has the appearance of having windows in the sides of the crystal due to sunken areas framed by raised areas. Also known sometimes as Jacare Quartz and sometimes as Window Quartz. It seems to be a type of Elestial. For a good understanding consult The Crystal Bible 2 Judy Hall offers clear understanding of the subtle differences.
Ferruginous QuartzA variety of quartz colored red, brown, or yellow by inclusions of hematite or limonite, and usually massive and opaque. Here are some photos of Ferruginous Quartz
Fire and Ice QuartzClear quartz with internal fractures and or inclusions which form patterns and designs. Some is thermally shocked, some natural. Often called Rainbow Quartz.
Fire CrystalsSee Harlequin.
Fire Mountain QuartzThis is the translation of Brandenburg. See Brandenburg crystals
Flame Aura QuartzSee Aqua Aura
Flame Aura Spirit QuartzA processed Spirit Quartz in which a combination of minerals (titanium and niobium) is bonded to the surface of the crystal.
Fleches d'AmourClear quartz included with golden rutile needles. See Rutilated Quartz
Floater  A Floater is a point that naturally broke off of the matrix and continued to grow away from the matrix and shows no matrix contact point.
Foggy QuartzSee Girasol Quartz

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Garden QuartzQuartz included with sand that forms what looks like gardens within the clear quartz. Also called Lodolite, Lodalite, Lodolite Quartz, Landscape Quartz and Scenic Quartz.
GatewaySee Picture Window.
Gem SilicaSee Chyrsocolla
Generator A Generator is a single crystal with 6 sharp facets meeting in a sharp point.
Girasol Quartz Girasol Quartz has a vitreous translucency which looks like light passing through a thin veil.
Glacial Etch QuartzA white etched and fissured crystal sometimes also called Ice Quartz
GlassbackA Glassback is a Quartz Cluster with a thin base that makes the cluster transparent.
GlitterGlitter is minute crystals adhering randomly to outside of a host crystal.
Goddess of Waters CrystalsSee Ipupiara Quartz.
Goddess Quartz CrystalSee Isis.
Gold Aura QuartzSee Imperial Gold Aura Quartz
Gold QuartzAlso called Picture Rock. White massive quartz with gold
Golden AzeztuliteTrademarked name for Golden Healer quartz crystals sold by the trademark holder. See Golder Healer crystals below.
Golden HealerGolden Healers are crystals with iron coating on or under the surface of the crystal.  It is a natural process.
Golden Healer Herkimer DiamondHerkimer Diamond with iron coating on or under the surface of the crystal
Golden Siberian QuartzMan-made synthetic quartz colored yellow to gold.
Green AmethystHeat treated low grade Amethyst. Also called Prasiolite.
Green Chlorite QuartzSee Chlorite Quartz.
Green QuartzA fake man-made adulteration made using high pressure hot water and chromium.  There is green chlorite included quartz, but bright green on the outside of a quartz cluster is man-made.
Green Siberian QuartzMan-made synthetic quartz from Russia
Grounding Quartz Crystal A Grounding crystal is a crystal with an eight-sided face.
Growth CraterSee Key.
Growth Interference Quartz CrystalGrowth 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. Also called Shift crystals when from Russia, by some dealers
Gwindel Quartz CrystalGwindels are stacked, twisted Double Terminated crystals that appear to have a slight to large rotation.

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Harlequin Quartz CrystalA crystal included with red and silver specks and/or strings of hematite or Lepidocrocite and titanium. Also called Fire Crystal.
Harmonic StoneSee Super 8
Hawk's EyeBlue-gray to blue green quartz that is reminiscent of the eye of a bird of prey. Hawk’s-eye is similar to tiger eye, except that the crocidolite was replaced by quartz before altering to iron oxide; it therefore retains the gray-blue or green of the asbestos.
Hera - BottomA Hera Bottom is a crystal with beveled edges and terry cloth texture on a multi-pointed tail. See Self Healed.
Hera - In LineSee Self Healed.
Herkimer DiamondHerkimer 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 shapeHerkimer shape are crystals, usually Tibetan quartz, that form like a Herkimer diamond.
Hematite QuartzHematite 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.
Hematoid QuartzQuartz with included red hematite. Sometimes this is larger areas of red, sometimes very small inclusions. This is sometimes called Harlequin Quartz, although that should have both red and silver inclusions. Hematoid Quartz is sometime very similar to Lepidocrocite Quartz because Lepidocrocite causes the same red inclusion. Red Fire Quartz contains small inclusions of Lepidocrocite.
Himalayan HerkimersHerkimer shaped crystals from Pakistan.
Himalayan Ice Pink toned Himalayan deeply etched quartz crystals.
Hollandite Star QuartzA white quartz with small black crosses as inclusions.
Honeycomb QuartzAn unusual hollowed out type of quatz. Named by Amir Akhavan and described and illustrated on The Quartz Page.
Horn of Plenty Quartz CrystalA tapered, sometimes curving quartz filled geode.  A formation of quartz, not a crystal.
Huaron QuartzHuaron Quartz comes from the Huaron District in Peru. Most material is from the Alimon mine. Most of the Huaron Quartz contains hematite as small red flakes or stains, and cubic pyrite implanted among the quartz crystals. At times Sphalerite will be present.
Husband and Wife Quartz CrystalSee Soul Mate.

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Ice QuartzA fissured and etched white quartz crystal also called Glacial Etch Quartz
Imperial Gold Aura QuartzNatural quartz infused with Iron, Titanium, and several other trace metals. in a heated pyro-electric bonding that produces a golden color coating on the quartz that is fused to the natural quartz. Also sometimes called Gold Aura.
In and Out Quartz CrystalSee Penetrator.
Included Quartz CrystalIncluded crystals contain other minerals and substances within.
Indicolite QuartzSee Blue Tourmaline Quartz
Indigo Aura QuartzQuartz infused with gold and indium. See Tanzine.
Indigo QuartzQuartz with inclusions of Indicolite (Blue Tourmaline)
Indivisible QuartzThis is another name for Opal.
Initiation CrystalSee Channeling.
Inner Child Quartz CrystalA crystal similar to a bridge in which a small crystal is growing out of a much larger one.  The crystal is mostly contained within the larger one with only a small amount of it extruding. If the smaller one is only slightly included within the larger then the crystal formation is a Bridge.  If the smaller crystal is completely contained within the larger one, it is Manifestation Crystal. Some inner child formations have a very small crystal growing from a much larger one and the appearance is that of a trigger.  These are sometimes called Triggers, they are a form of inner child.
Integration CrystalSee Transmitter
Inter-dimensional Quartz CrystalInter-dimensional crystals have a series of smooth, rounded windows that extend across the intersections between the faces on the termination of the crystal.
Ipupiara QuartzQuartz mined near Ipupiara, Bahia, Brazil. It is found in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. It is found clear, included, and with rutile inclusions.
Iris Quartz CrystalSee Rainbow.
Isis Quartz Crystal An Isis crystal has a dominant face which is five sided with a tall sharp point rather like an arrowhead.

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Jacare Quartz CrystalSee Elestial.
Jacinto Quartzsee Jancito de Compostela Quartz below.
Jacinto de Compostela QuartzA form of Eisenkiesel or Hematite Quartz that is a biterminated floater. Here is a good photo.
Japan Law TwinA crystal in which two single crystals, usually broad flattened prisms, (and one a penetration twin), are joined in the same plane at an angle of about 84 degrees.
JasperJasper is a variety of chert, usually reddish brown due to hematite or goethite impurities. Picture Jasper, one of many kinds, looks like a landscape. Landscape Quartz is another name for Garden Quartz, and should not be confused with Picture Jasper.

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Karur amethystAmethyst from Karur “Place of the Sacred Cow,” Southern India in Tamil Nadu. Usually somewhat opaque and rough textured. Uncommon.
Kabdo QuartzCrystals from Kabdo, Mongolia. Often with black and orange surface staining.
Key Quartz CrystalA key crystal has an indentation in one of its sides that narrows as it penetrates.  This indentation is normally 3 sided, but sometimes 6 sided. Some say it should always have 6 sides, but this view is not widespread.
Knife QuartzSee Messer Quartz
Kullu RosiesSee Himalayan Ice.
Kundalini (Congo) QuartzNatural Citrine from the Congo

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Landscape QuartzCan be either a Picture Jasper or another name for Garden Quartz. See Garden Quartz,
Laser Quartz Crystal A Laser is a naturally formed long slender crystal that tapers towards termination. They show a pronounced tapering toward a termination that can be small, very small, or even nonexistent. The main feature is that the crystal is wider at the base than at the tip and their sides are often slightly curved.
Lazur QuartzSee Blue Quartz
Left Handed CrystalA quartz crystal with an extra small facet on the left side of the crystal when the largest termination facet is facing you.
Lemon QuartzIrradiated quartz from Brazil that is a brown/yellow color after treatment. Probably poor color Amethyst originally.
Lemurian Seed Quartz CrystalLemurian Seed Crystals have horizontal striations on one or more sides.  They are found in the Sierra Do Cabral mountain in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Some are being found that are Golden Healers, and some are found tinted pink.
Lens Quartz CrystalSee Sheet.
Lepidocrocite QuartzQuartz with inclusions of Lepidocrocite Often marketed as Strawberry Quartz, but true Strawberry Quartz has hematite inclusions and a marked different appearance. This is actually the same as Red Fire Quartz. The information here is duplicated under that listing.
Lepidolite Mica QuartzQuartz with naturally occurring Lepidolite Mica attached or included.
Level CrystalSee Enhydro.
Library Quartz Crystal Library quartz crystals have irregular formations of slightly raised flat crystals attached to the sides and faces.  The formations look like books.
Life Path Quartz CrystalA Life Path crystal is one that is long and thin and one that is clear with one or more absolutely smooth sides.
Lightbrary Quartz Crystal A Lightbrary is a clear Cathedral Quartz Formation.
Lilac QuartzA darker Rose Quartz from South Africa. Reported to be higher resonance but no physical differences from Rose quartz are known.
Lineated A Lineated Crystal contains a parallel elevated or sunken rectilinear portion of another crystal.
Lithium QuartzA name in common trade use for a pink/purple translucent to opaque variety of quartz,may contain lithium based minerals such as Lepidolite.
Little Falls CrystalSee Herkimer Diamond.
LodoliteSee Garden Quartz

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Madagascan Celestial QuartzSee Candle Quartz.
Male crystal A clear, transparent crystal.
Manganese PhantomActually this is Shale Phantom misnamed.  The inclusions are shale not manganese. See Shale Phantom.
Manifest GardenAlso called Garden Quartz. Quartz included with sand that forms what looks like gardens within the clear quartz.
Manifest Quartz CrystalSee Manifestation.
Manifest Spirit Quartz CrystalSee Isis
Manifestation Quartz Crystal A Manifestation is a crystal containing another eye-visible crystal completely within it.
Master Matrix Quartz Crystal Master Matrix Crystals contain external etchings and/or inclusions and fractures that depict a circle, a square, a triangle.  The circle is the most uncommon shape to find, and a Master Matrix with a clear, well formed circular inclusion or etching is most valuable.
Master Programmer Quartz CrystalSee Master Matrix.
Medusa QuartzQuartz with gilalite is also referred to as Paraiba Quartz & Medusa Quartz. Here are some photos.
Melody's StoneSee Super Seven Quartz. This is a combination of seven minerals – Amethyst, Cacoxenite, Goethite, Lepidocrocite, Clear Quartz, Rutile, and Smoky Quartz. It is a form of amethystine quartz. Known from the Espirito Santo region of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Also called Sacred Seven, Super Seven, Super 7, Melody's Stone,
MerlinSee Generator.
Messer QuartzAlso known as "Knife Quartz. Many thin plates of Faden Quartz growing together. Good photo at The Quartz Page
Metamorphosis QuartzA Trademarked name for Girasol Quartz
Moldau QuartzA massive quartz found in the Moldavite fields of the Czech Republic. It appears to be ordinary quartz rounded stones.
Moon OpalSee Girasol Quartz
Moon QuartzSee Girasol Quartz
Morion QuartzMorion or morion quartz is a dark-brown to black opaque variety of smoky quartz resulting from the natural or artificial irradiation of aluminium-containing milk quartz. When exposed to light for extended time they fade from black to grey. See Smoky Quartz.
Moss AgateMoss agate is a translucent chalcedony with moss-like inclusions of hornblende or chlorite.
Mother and Child Quartz CrystalSee Dolphin.
Mozambique Lemurian Quartz CrystalThese are Lemurian Crystals that are reported to have been mined in Mozambique. About 300 lbs are reported. Also known as Soul Shepherds. Be aware that we know of no way to identify a Lemurian as being from Mozambique. See Lemurian Seed Crystal.
Mules Foot Quartz CrystalSee Grounding Crystal.
Muse Crystal Quartz CrystalA Muse is a cluster of nine similar-sized crystals.
Mythic Crystal  Mythic Crystals are opaque milky quartz double-terminated crystals.
Multi TerminatedSee Extra Terminations.

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Natural Aura Opal Aura Crystal mined in Arkansas that are naturally coated with iron oxide.
Naturally EtchedSee Etched.
Needle CrystalExtremely, long thin crystal appearing as a needle.
Nirvana QuartzProprietary trade name for Himalayan Ice Quartz sold by H&E LLC. Himalayan Ice Crystals are chunky and irregular due to the previous attachment of other minerals during formation. This is a type of Growth interference crystals. See Himalayan Ice.
Numerological Crystal Any crystal with clearly defined faces and sharp edges between each face can be used as a Numerological Quartz.
Nodule Quartz, like other minerals often grows within a cavity inside a rock.  Often sold as a half sphere to show the design and beauty of the quartz crystals.

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OccludedOccluded crystals are heavily included crystals.
OnyxA black and white agate. Don't confuse with Black Onyx which is dyed chalcedony.
Opal Aura CrystalA quartz crystal that has been enhanced with a coating of ionized platinum.
Orange Drusy QuartzDrusy Quartz with natural orange cast or coating
Orange River QuartzAlso know as Red Orange River Quartz. An opaque quartz with a reddish tint (hematite?) found at the Orange River in South Africa.
Osiris Quartz CrystalA natural smoky quartz Generator.
Ouro Verde QuartzA man made olive green quartz produced by irradiation of clear quartz with gamma rays
Overcoat (Yin Power) QuartzA clear quartz crystal with an overgrowth of milky, opaque quartz.

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Papagoite QuartzQuartz included with Papagoite
Papaya QuartzPink colored quartz from Madagascar. The inclusions that cause the orange/red color are unknown but are probably hematite.
Paraiba QuartzQuartz with gilalite is also referred to as Paraiba Quartz & Medusa Quartz. Pictures are here.
Parallel Growth Quartz CrystalCrystals which overlap as they grow, not showing all six sides.
Parity Crystal A  cluster of identical sized crystals.
Pearl AuraSee Opal Aura
Penetrator Quartz CrystalA smaller crystal extending from a larger in both directions, with part of the smaller completely enclosed within the larger.
Penetration TwinsSee Penetrator.
Phantom Quartz CrystalA phantom contains ghost-like image of another crystal within it that are aligned with outer crystal.
Picture Window Quartz CrystalA small tumbled quartz crystal that has one end polished smooth so the inside of the crystal can be seen.
Pineapple Quartzsee Candle Quartz and Elestial Quartz. Both of these formations are marketed as Pineapple Quartz
Pink Amphibole Papaya QuartzPink colored quartz from Madagascar. The inclusions that cause the orange/red color are unknown but are probably hematite.
Pink Candle QuartzLightly tinted pink quartz with a melted wax appearance like a lighted candle dripping wax down the side
Pink Fire QuartzA quartz reported to contain Covellite. However, this has not been confirmed. This is an unknown material and may not be natural.
Pink Lemurian Seed Crystals Naturally Tinted Lemurian Crystals. These natural quartz crystals have a pale pink color, semi-vitreous luster, with light horizontal striations on the prismatic faces. The pale pink coloring is due to a dusting of Hematite during the growth process. This coloring is within the layers of crystal growth.
Pinnacle Quartz Crystal A crystal with the terminations growing to a long slim pinnacle configuration.
Pixie Dust Quartz Crystalsee Barnacle.
Pixie CrystalSee Pixilated Quartz Crystal
Pixilated Quartz CrystalDT crystals with Fairy Frost and Rainbows
Portal QuartzSee Time Line to Past or Time Line to Future
Projector Quartz CrystalSee Channeling.
Plate bottom Quartz CrystalA Cluster with a flat bottom. See Cluster
Pocket Quartz Crystal Massive quartz with depressions that look like pockets.
PrasePrase is a leek green chalcedony whose color agent are chlorite inclusions.
PrasemSee Seriphos Quartz
PrasiolitePrasiolite is not found in nature. Heat treated violet amethyst or yellowish quartz turns into leek-green Prasiolite. See Green Amethyst.
Pseudo cubicSee Cubic.
Puja QuartzClear quartz crystals that have been used in a religious ritual performed by Hindus as an offering to various deities
Purple Flame Quartz Crystal See Phantom – phantom is violet to purple colored.
Purple Siberian QuartzMan-made quartz colored purple
Pyrite Included Crystal Quartz with included pyrite crystals.

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Quantum Quattro Silica"Quantum-Quattro Silica ™ is a combination of minerals usually sold as cabochons and tumbled stones. It is usually bright blue and is a combination of shatttuckite, chrysocolla, malachite and quartz.
Quantum Quartz Crystal A cluster of three very similar crystals sharing a common base.

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Rainbow Quartz CrystalA Rainbow crystal contains inclusions or internal cracks that show a rainbow when viewed from an angle.
Rainbow AuraA name given to both Opal Aura, and Titanium Aura, the Titanium seems to be more commonly called Rainbow Aura, but the name is used for both varieties. See Titanium Aura, and See Opal Aura
Rainbow Chakra QuartzSee Rainbow Mayanite Quartz below
Rainbow Mayanite QuartzA clear quartz with a microsurface iridescence being found in Washington State. Excellent write up at https://www.neatstuff.net/avalon/info/info-mayanite.html
Receiver Quartz CrystalA crystal with a single broad sloping face.
Receiver Generator Quartz Crystal A Generator that has one face that slopes more than the other five.
Record Keeper Quartz CrystalA Record Keeper is a crystal with clearly etched pyramid shapes on its side or sides. Also called Atlantean Record Keepers.
Record Keeper RaisedSee Record Keeper.
Recorder Quartz CrystalSee Record Keeper.
Red AmethystThunder Bay Amethyst with Hematite Inclusions and often some hematite coating. May be enhanced by acid treatments. There is more info here.
Red QuartzSee either Hematite Quartz or Sphalerite Quartz
Red Fire QuartzQuartz with red specks of included Lepidocrocite or Hematite. See Lepidocrocite Quartz
Red Phantom Quartz CrystalA misnamed quartz with red inclusions, but not phantoms.
Reverse SceptersScepter quartz with inverted scepters.
Red Aura AmethystSee Red Amethyst below
Red AmethystAmethyst with included or surface coated hematite.
Red Candle QuartzA quartz with natural iron or other impurities that causes a light red/scarlet appearance. It has the appearance of a candle dripping wax on the exterior. Sometimes called Celestial Quartz
Red Orange River QuartzSee Orange River Quartz
Right Handed CrystalA quartz crystal with an extra small facet on the right side of the termination when the largest face is towards the observer
Root Directory CrystalSee Master Matrix.
Rose Aura QuartzQuartz infused with platinum causing a red coating effect.
Rose ElestialA pale pink colored el es ti al caused by titanium
Rose QuartzUsually pale pink cloudy quartz. Coloring agent is titanium. Traces of included rutile needles cause six-rayed stars when cut en cabochon.
Royal 8See Super 8
Rutilated Quartz Crystals with included needles of gold or black rutile. When golden, this is sometimes called "Venus Hair Stone" or "Cupid's Arrow."

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Sacred SevenSee Super Seven
Sacred Sigili CrystalCrystals with etchings that appears to be symbols.
Sanda Rosa AzeztuliteTrademarked name of white quartz with inclusions of black mica and garnets that is found in North Carolina. Sold only by the trademark owner and authorized dealers.
Satyamani (Sathya Mani) QuartzTrademarked name of quartz from an area in southern India. It is a massive quartz, not individual crystals. It cannot be scientifically distinguished by any test from normal quartz, nor does it have any unique physical attrribute.
Satyaloka AzeztuliteTrademarked name for quartz found in the Satyaloka area of India. Marketed by the trademark holder. It is reported to be spiritually processed by local monks before being exported. See Satyaloka Quartz below.
Satyaloka QuartzTranslucent to opaque quartz from Satyaloka area of southern India. Usually included. It cannot be scientifically distinguished by any test from normal quartz, nor does it have any unique physical attrributes.
Scanner CrystalA crystal with one or more very long flat sides
Scenic QuartzThis is a common name for both Garden Quartz and Picture Jasper.
Scepter Quartz Crystal A  crystals, where a new quartz crystal forms over and caps a previously formed prismatic crystal.
Scrubber Quartz Crystal A quartz cluster in which all the points are similar length.
Seer StoneRiver tumbled quartz with one end polished. See Picture Window
Selene Quartz Crystal A crystal with an included veil that appears as a phase of the moon.
Self Healed Quartz Crystal A self healed crystal has many terminations where it has been broken and then re grown.
Seriphos QuartzAn included quartz. with a green color comes from inclusions of the fibrous mineral Hedenbergite. Found on Seriphos Islands of Greece. Also called Prasem
Seven faced leftSee Channeling.
Seven faced rightSee Channeling.
Shale Phantom Quartz CrystalQuartz containing what appears to be a blue, gray, or black phantom crystal caused by included shale.
 Shaman Dow Crystal  A Dow crystal that also contains a white phantom.
Shamanic Dream CrystalQuartz containing a mixture of Lodolite, Smoky Quartz, Phantoms and Rutilated Quartz.
Shaman QuartzAnother name for Shamanic Dream crystals discussed above
Shard CrystalBroad flat slices of quartz crystals that have broken off and continued to grow
Sheet Quartz CrystalSheet quartz has a clear flat section often between two crystals.
Shield Quartz CrystalA crystal with a rare main face having only 6 edges.
Shift CrystalA distorted crystal with planes, blades and indents. Seems to be shifting around as it was growing. See Growth Interference
Shovel Quartz CrystalA crystal with a point that slopes downward similar to a shovel.
Siberian Blue Quartz CrystalMan made product: Quartz bonded with coating of titanium. Sometimes call Blue Quartz.
Siberian QuartzOther colors of man-made quartz from Russia
Sichuan QuartzQuartz, some with Lemurian markings, from China. It has black inclusions, some quite large.
Singing quartz Small laser crystal.
Skeletal quartzSee Elestial.
Skeletal (Herkimer) "A skeletal has depressed cavern in the center of one of the termination faces.  Skeletals have an interesting pattern of multiple fracture lines running parallel with two or more sides of a face on a diamond.  The lines appear to have occurred during the growth stage and are usually spaced in such a manner to give a three dimensional, holographic look when observed through on face."  ---herkimerdiamonds.com
Smoky Amethyst BrandenburgA smoky, dark violet small quartz crystal from the Brandenburg mountain region of Namibia
Smoky Amethyst QuartzDark amethyst crystals colored by the natural radioactivity within the earth as they were formed.
Smoky Candle QuartzQuartz that is naturally dark due to radioactivity during development that appears like a dripping candle.
Smoky Cathedral QuartzCathedral quartz darkened by natural radioactivity during formation
Smoky Citrine QuartzNatural Citrine quartz colored normally a honey brown by natural radioactivity during the crystal's formation
Smoky ElestialAn elestial tinted dark brown by natural radiation during formation
Smoky QuartzNaturally dark quartz colored by the crystal’s proximity to naturally radioactive elements within the Earth.
Smoky (Herkimer)A smoky crystal is a Herkimer Diamond with a very slight gray to black discoloration inside.  This discoloration  is disseminated anthraxolite and sometimes appears as thin wisps of smoke.
Smoky LemurianLemurian Seed Crystal naturally darkened by radioactivity during formation
Smoky Rose QuartzNatural rose quartz colored a darker color by natural radioactivity within the earth as the crystal developed.
Snow CrystalsSee Overcoat Quartz
Snow QuartzA white, somewhat translucent quartz, mostly found as tumbled stones.
Snow Flake crystalsSee Overcoat Quartz
Solution QuartzSee Extra Termination.
Soul mate Quartz Crystal Contact twin crystals same size NOT growing from common base, each with separate terminations, parallel growth, joined on one side by contact.
Soul ShepherdThese are Lemurian Crystals that are reported to have been mined in Mozambique. About 300 lbs are reported. Be aware that we know of no way to identify a Lemurian as being from Mozambique. See Lemurian Seed Crystal.
Spade A crystal with a small face that looks like the spade figures on a deck of cards. Smaller than a shovel.
Sphatik CrystalIn India, quartz crystal is called Sphatik.
Sphalerite QuartzQuartz that is colored dark red or scarlet by included sphalerite. It can also be black from the sphalerite.
SpiralDistinct twisting down the axis.
Spirit Guardian Two attached DT crystals of similar size.
Spirit Quartz A crystal that has grown so quickly in the long direction that the end faces are not filled in on the crystal aggregates to form a “single” crystal.  Tiny faces terminate each point, all in the same orientation.
Split face A crystal having the appearance of two adjoining main faces each with 4-6 edges.
Split QuartzA formation in which the crystals radiate outward as they grow up. See The Quartz Page for details and photos
Stalagmite QuartzQuartz growing as stalagmite formation.
Starbrary Crystal has of glyph-like markings or geometric patterns and a key.
Star Hollandite QuartzQuartz crystals with inclusion of hollandite that appear as small stars
Star QuartzAlso known as "Asterated Quartz." Star Quartz is a radiating aggregate of quartz crystals.
Star Quartzsee Hollandite Quartz,
Starseed QuartzDrusy Quartz with etched faces
Stepped A crystal having one or more steps fully formed into one or more facets.
Strawberry QuartzStrawberry Quartz is Quartz with light red iridescent red hematite needles. The best comes from Kazakhstan. The crystal should be clear enough to see the hematite needles. If the crystal is completely opaque it is not strawberry quartz. Beware that pink glass is being marketed as Strawberry quartz. Be careful. Also Quartz with Lepidocrocite is marketed as Strawberry Quartz. See Lepidocrocite Quartz.
Striated Crystal having one or more parallel growth lines that run along the sides of the crystal.
Sugar Blade QuartzDrusy Quartz with long blades of non Drusy areas.
Super 8 QuartzA combniation of f Amethyst, Cacoxenite, Clear Quartz, Hematite, Strengite, Beraunite, Rockbridgeite and Limonite from Brazil.
Super Seven QuartzA combination of seven minerals – Amethyst, Cacoxenite, Goethite, Lepidocrocite, Clear Quartz, Rutile, and Smoky Quartz. Also called Melody's Stone and Sacred Seven Quartz
Super 23See Auralite.
Sunrise QuartzSunrise Quartz Crystals are quartz which is covered with natural coating of iron oxide, and perhaps other minerals. The coating are often graduated in color presenting clusters similar in appearance to the sunrise. Most come from China.
Sunshine Aura QuartzSee Titanium Aura Quartz

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Tabby A crystal with two wide sides resulting in a flat crystal It has to be twice as wide as it is thick.
Tabby Chain A crystal cluster of several tabby points forming together connecting at the sides.
TabularSee Tabby.
Tabular CompositeA tabular clusters form in pipelines and in sand with no particular direction.
Tangerine Dream QuartzA natural Lemurian Seed Crystal tinted orange by hematite during formation
Tangerine QuartzNaturally orange/yellow quartz crystals. It has a natural coloration caused by hematite.
Tangerine Sun Aura QuartzQuartz infused with iron and gold to produce an orange coating
Tangerose CrystalsPink Lemurian Crystals that also have a noticeable orange or tangerine cast or blush.
Tanzine Aura QuartzQuartz infused with gold and indium. Also known as Azure Aura, Tanzanite Aura, Celestial Aura, and Indigo Aura Quartz.
Take AwaySee Key.
Tantric Twin Two crystals same size growing from common base with separate terminations, parallel growth, joined on one side.
Teacher Any crystal that seems to have embedded wisdom of a high order manifest by the appearance of form (human or otherwise)within the crystal.
Teaching CrystalSee Dolphin
Temple HeartSee Dow
Tessin QuartzA long slender crystal that tapers inversely from base to termination is called a tessin or laser crystal. They show a pronounced tapering toward a termination that can be small, very small, or even nonexistent. The main feature is that the crystal is wider at the base than at the tip and their sides are often slightly curved. See Laser.
Thetis' Hair StoneQuartz crystals with inclusions of acicular crystals of green actinolite. The actinolite is sometimes altered to a yellow brown color. These are often very dense making the stone appear almost opaque. Note: A stone with bright golden hair like inclusions is likely to be included with rutile not actinolite.
Thunder Bay AmethystUnusual Red Amethyst from Canada. Sometimes sold as Red Amethyst
Tibetan QuartzQuartz that is mined in Tibet. Often with dark inclusions, sometimes called Tibetan Black.
Tiger EyeGolden-brown chatoyant quartz formed by the alteration of crocidolite, and consisting essentially of quartz colored by iron oxide.
Time Line to the Future Often incorrectly called Activation Right. Time Line crystals describe a special kind of quartz crystal that contains a seventh face that is just below the six main faces of the termination. This special face is in the shape of a parallelogram, which is similar to a rectangle turned at an angle leaning right.
Time Line to the Past Often incorrectly called Activation Left.   Time Line crystals describe a special kind of quartz crystal that contains a seventh face that is just below the six main faces of the termination. This special face is in the shape of a parallelogram, which is similar to a rectangle turned at an angle leaning left. Also known as Ancestral Time Line.
Time LinkSee Time Line to the Past or Future.
Titanium Gas PhantomsA misnamed crystal – titanium does not become a gas.
Titanium Aura QuartzQuartz treated with heat and pressure and rare minerals to produce a hard, durable coating that is blue but reflects the rainbow of colors. Also known as Rainbow Aura Quartz and sometimes Sunshine Aura Quartz.
Trans channeling Quartz CrystalSee Dow.
Transformation Crystal A crystal that changes its attributes from time to  time.  Can’t be recognized beforehand.
Trigonal or Trigonic A crystal with Trigons on the face that don’t all point in the same direction.  They often appear wave like with the trigons overlapping each other.
Transmitter Crystal A crystal with two seven-sided faces separated by a three sided one.
Trigger CrystalSee Inner child.
Twin Quartz CrystalThere are several types of twin quartz crystal. Each is listed separately for clarity. See Japan Law Twin, Soul Mate, Twin Flame, & Tantric Twin.
Twin FlameTwo crystals that joined at base but flare out into a V shape.
Twin Inset Quartz Crystal A crystal formation in which one twin is wrapped in the other. See Tantric Twin.
Twin Souls Quartz CrystalSee Twin, probably Tantric Twin

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Veil Crystals with inclusions of white, wispy appearances.
Venus Hair StoneClear quartz included with golden rutile needles. See Rutilated Quartz
Vera Cruz AmethystA light lavender colored amethyst from Vera Cruz Mexico

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Wall CrystalA crystal with a veil that completely divides the crystal.
Wand A long crystals with at least one faceted point.
Warrior CrystalSee Empathic Warrior.
White ElestialElestial quartz that is opaque and white in appearance
Window Quartz CrystalEither a coated quartz with a clear spot through which the interior can be viewed, or a clear crystal with an extra facet that appears as a diamond shape. See Diamond Window.
Witches Fingers QuartzAn unusual variety of quartz unique to Zambia. It is usually associated with black actinolite and mica. Its contains tremolite causing a yellowish color.

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X CrystalA form of the Cross crystal in which the crossing crystals form a X See Cross.

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Y CrystalA form of the Cross crystal in which the crossing crystals for a Y See Cross
Yellow Golden QuartzQuartz crystals being found in the Himalayan mountains. Seems to be clear quartz with small light yellow/gold included areas of iron.
Yin Crystal Yin Crystal is recognized by veiled cloudiness.
Yin-Yang Crystal A crystal with a body that is milky white around its base and turns water-clear towards its termination

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Zambian QuartzQuartz from Zambia. Usually single crystals, often Double Terminated.
Zimbabwe AmethystAmethyst from Zimbabwe, Africa. It contains black Goethite Inclusions.

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