Keywords: Merging with the higher self, purification, protection, spiritual evolution, freedom from fear
Chakras: Crown (7th), Solar Plexus (3rd)
Spirit quartz is an unusual variety of quartz, a silicon dioxide mineral with a hardness of 7. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). It displays an unusual growing habit –a central candle-shaped crystal form with faceted termination, and a main crystal form with faceted termination, and a main crystal body covered with small terminated points. Mist spirit quartz is amethyst of greater or lesser quality, but some citrines and whitish quartz have also been mined. Spirit quartz is found only in South Africa. Its name is derived from a similarity of the purple amethyst color to that of a popular (in South Africa) window clearning solution named spirit. This presents a laughable irony to the metaphysical users of these stones. They are also known in some circles as cactus quartz or porcupine quartz.