Black Quartz Point
Impressive Black Quartz Crystal
Large black quartz crystal with a smaller crystal on one side plus a second tiny crystal just below the head of the point. A further partially developed crystal is also embedded into one side. It seems like there was once another tiny crystal underneath the main point but there's little left of it now. Its position acts as a support which enables this black quartz point to stand unaided and with the head slightly raised (see photo 1).
In its purest form the mineral quartz is colourless but different impurities cause a wide variation of colours. Examples include smoky quartz, amethyst, rose quartz, citrine and chrysoprase to name just a few.
Quartz otherwise known as silicon dioxide or silica is a chemical compound composed of one silicon atom and two oxygen atoms. It has a crystalline structure or in other words is made up of crystals and is found in all rock types.
In crystal healing a terminated quartz point with a smaller point attached which is not large enough to be a twin is known as Dolphin Quartz.
The texture of this translucent black quartz point varies from rough to smooth, it boasts a vitreous lustre and is a unique piece that will compliment any collection of rocks and minerals. It comes from the Ouachita (wosh-i-taw) and Ozark Mountains which stretch from West Central Arkansas to Southeastern Texas in the United States.
Weight (grams) : 480
Size (cms) : 15 x 6.5