“Beta Quartz “
Please see the drop down for color and size choices available. I have a small amount of lavender colored specimens available, the blue have sold out. Also--I am currently offering a nice discount on grid sets. ! (Limited number available)
Commonly called Beta Quartz or High Quartz, this is actually a paramorph of Alpha Quartz after Beta Quartz. In truth beta quartz does not exist below 573 degrees centigrade, but these little miracles have the extremely high hexagonal symmetry of beta quartz preserved in “regular” trigonal alpha quartz. Created in volcanic conditions subjected to extremely rapid cooling, the precise moment prior to quartz inversion (back to alpha quartz from the beta quartz state) has been captured and the beta quartz structure is preserved in alpha quartz. The result is perfect little bipyramidal crystals with a powerful punch!
These crystals are wonderful for gridding, as they both amplify and expand the energies of other stones.
Please see the video below for a great info session and an in depth explanation of the geology and the metaphysical properties of these little wonders!
Typically these are only available in sized 1/2 inch or less, and cleaned by acid washing at the mine to remove dirt and iron staining. I am so pleased to have both washed and unwashed available, and a few specimens that are quite large (.8” and 6 grams). UPDATE- all specimens above 5 grams have sold out.
Please note: Photos are of the cleaned white variety (which has color variations from pale blue to pale lavender and pale gold) and the uncleaned straight from the earth version which are dusty and have deep iron staining.
Available sizes are from .5" to .8" and weights from 1 to 6 grams.
Video: Live Info Session on the Geology and Properties of "Beta Quartz"