Name: Tourmalated Quartz
Color(s): Clear with black inclusions
Mineral Information: Macrocrystalline quartz
Chemical Make-up: SiO2
Where they are found: the vast majority is mined in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
About Stone: The combination of Clear Quartz and Black Tourmaline creates a powerful ally in one’s spiritual growth. While the Quartz can be an aid to those on the spiritual path, the Black Tourmaline can help keep one well-grounded, thus avoiding that out-of-touch sensation that can often result from being too focused on the higher pursuits. Black Tourmaline in Quartz can also help one to avoid picking up negative vibrations from the environment or other people, making it a great crystal for one’s pocket or purse. Tourmalated Quartz is loved by crystal healers for its energetic cleansing effect on the aura, and is great for energy healing sessions and grid work.
Zodiac Association: Libra, Scorpio
Metaphysical Properties: Brings balance to the Yin and Yang energies, and is often used as a good luck charm. Shares the properties of its components – the grounding and deflection of negative energy found in Tourmaline, as well as the energy amplification and consciousness raising ability of Quartz. A powerful ally in one’s spiritual growth.