Keywords: Spiritual protection and purification, enhancement of meditation, balancing the chakras and meridians, clearing and energizing the aura
Tibetan black quartz is a member of the quartz family, a silicon diozide mineral with a hardness of 7. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). The crystals are nearly all double-terminated, and many (though not all) contain black inclusions of an unidentified mineral. Thus the world black in the name is not aliteral description of all crystals in this group, since even the manjority of stones, which contain black material, are not completely black, and some are nearly clear. Tibetan black quartz is found in the Himalaya Mountains of Tibet and Nepal.