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Quartz - Snow Quartz

Snow Quartz

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Snow Quartz Crystal Meaning
Snow quartz is akin the rune I and has very similar effect. Snow quartz can be used to stop emotions from overflowing. To control emotional outbursts. It's ideal for people who are highly strung, and often left there emotions tun away from them. Snow quartz can freeze emotions, and allow them to consolidate. The crystal will absorb emotional states and help control the flow. it is best to meditate on the crystal once a week and find out just what the crystal has been absorbing and controlling. The crystal will NOT solve the problem it will only aid the effect of the problem and show you the nature of the problem. Stepping past emotional states is something the mind has to do, by recognising the emotions and where they come from. Crystals can help one to deal with the emotions and allow a greater degree of control and awareness.

Physical Properties
Milky Quartz or Snow Quartz is a variety of the mineral Quartz (SiO2). The characteristic colour of milky quartz occurs in nature when rock crystal quartz is exposed to natural radiation from radioactive elements or adjacent radioactive rocks over long periods of time. The process by which this occurs is not completely understood; although it is known that exposure of transparent quartz to radiation can alter the oxidation states of impurities in the quartz structure resulting in the characteristic colours of milky quartz. Milky quartz often has minute cavity inclusions containing carbon dioxide or water. If there is a sufficient number of these minute fluid inclusions then the quartz becomes opaque. Milky quartz is often responsible for the cloudy phantoms inside of otherwise clear rock quartz, amethyst, citrine or smoky quartz. The milky quartz may have formed at an early stage of the crystal's growth and a later stage of clear quartz growth covered the milky quartz. The effect results in seemingly a crystal within a crystal and the interior crystal may have a ghostly look, hence the name phantom. Milky Quartz is any quartz crystal or cluster that is white in colour and cloudy. Group OXIDES, Composition SiO2, Hardness 7.0, Crystal structure TRIGONAL.