Keywords: Creativity, sexuality, passion, curiosity, inspiration, playfulness, innocence
Chakras: Sexual/Creative (2nd)
Tangerine Quartz is a variety of quartz crystal, a silicon dioxide mineral with a hardness of 7. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). Tangerine quartz is distinguished by an orangish coloration said to be caused by inclusions or encrustations of iron and possibly other minerals within or on the surface of the stone. The most attractive tangerine quartz has come primarily from the diamantina area of minas gerais, brazil, but Madagascar has also produced some good specimens tangerine quartz accurs in both single points and clusters, with individual crystals raning from an inch or less to as much as foot in length.