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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Graphite in Quartz

Graphite occurs in host rocksĀ such as quartz, mica, schist, feld spathic or micacreous quartzite and gneiss. The minerals get into the growing quartz and row simultaneously. These inclusions are called syngeneic.
Chemical composition: 
C - SiO2
Color: 
Gray, with shimmering inclusions
Lustre: 
Translucent
Hardness: 
7
Crystal system: 
Trigonal
Healing properties*: 
Graphite in quartz can be used to enhance the energy transfer from a healer or from other minerals. A stone of personal freedom it provides inspiration to take control of your own life.
Folklore: 
The oldowan tool industry (2.6 - 1.7 million years b.p.) in Tanzania, East Africa is thought to represent the earliest evidence of tool manufacture by early hominid ancestors. Fragments of quartz, which could take an edge were purposefully shaped into scrapers, awls and axes.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.