All quartz crystals have 6 primary properties. They are able to structure, store, amplify, focus, transmit and transform energy, which includes matter, thought, emotion, information, including light and sound in TV’s, radios and lasers. Quartz crsytals are used to regulate digital and analogue clocks and watches and are extremely precise.
When pressure is applied to a quartz crystal it produces electricity.
Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the earth’s continental crust after feldstar. It is made up of a continuous framework of SiO4 silicon-oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall formula SiO2. There are many different varieties of quartz.
Structure = Function
The 4 oxygen atoms that surround the silicon atom form the corners of a tetrahedron. Because of its shape, the SiO4-group is called a SiO4 tetrahedron (plural: tetrahedra). Each oxygen atom has the same distance to the silicon atom, and the distances between the oxygen atoms are also all the same.
Each of the Earth’s minerals has a crystalline form. Diamonds are crystalline carbon; emeralds are crystalline beryllium; and rubies are crystalline corundum. The difference between corundum and a ruby is the way the molecules are organized or structured. Each crystal has a specific structural pattern. Minerals form crystals when circumstances (for example: heat and/or pressure) cause the molecules to form a repeating pattern.