This holiday season, why not get a mineral every day instead of chocolate? Today’s mineral is Quartz find out more about it below..
I dearly love this time of year, the sparkly lights, the cheerful music, the parties, the snuggly blankets, the cheesy movies – its FANTASTIC! And one of my favourite things is decorating the tree and our tree is a beauty!
Baubles are the glowing circular icing on the cake of the tree, and the best quality ones are made of glass. These baubles are often based on the original vintage baubles that were used throughout the last century. And glass is made from silica, the crystal form of which is Quartz!
Chemical formula: SiO2
Colour: Colorless, Purple, Rose, Red, Black, Yellow, Brown, Green, Blue, Orange, and so on!
Hardness (Mohs): 7
Can you find it in the UK? Yes!
You can find quartz crystals all over the place, you can even find it easily yourself, especially on the beach!
For more information about Quartz please visit the MinDat website.