- The Quartz Hunt -
A guide to learning all things quartz crystals


Formation     |     Varieties     |     Properties     |     Locations

 

Quartz is a chemical compound consisting of one part silicon and two parts oxygen. It is silicon dioxide (SiO2). It is the most abundant mineral found at Earth’s surface and its unique properties make it one of the most useful natural substances. Quartz is also the most varied of all minerals, occurring in all different forms, environments, and colors.

 
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- Locations -

 
 

With a focus on the Pacific Northwest, narrowing specific localities to Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. These top locations for quartz hunting will start you off on the right track.

 
 

- Properties -

 
 

The crystal structure of Quartz is a very complicated. As a result of a changeover from alpha to beta Quartz, crystals form as hexagonal prisms with modified crystal faces. This will cover the most widely known varieties of quartz crystal.

 
 

- Characteristics -

 
 

Explaining the most common types of quartz crystal formations found in the Pacific NorthwestL Japan Law, Scepter Quartz, Quartz Clusters, Double Terminated Quartz, and Phantom Quartz.