Quartz crystal, a story of energy
Since the 1940s scientists have developed thousands of applications for quartz crystals. Quartz crystals are composed of 99.9% silica and their structure is a network of interconnected SiO4 tetrahedra (four-sided pyramids). Quartz crystals receive all forms of energy, which they then store, transform, amplify and transmit. This is due to their innate capacity to vibrate at many different frequencies.
Thousands of high-tech uses for crystals
A computer’s ‘central intelligence’ is composed of microchips made from a product derived from quartz. It is the quartz crystal which allows a quartz watch to keep time with such precision. This crystal is what makes all our modern technology functional: cell phones, televisions, radios, security cameras, electronic games, ultrasound; to name but a few!
Crystals used throughout the ages
Actually, the use of quartz crystals is as old as the human race. For thousands of years quartz crystals have been used for survival in the form of arrowheads, knife blades and fire lighters. The original ‘power tool,’ crystals were used as talismans, to predict the future and to transmit healing energy.
Natural crystals show amazing geometry
When we examine quartz crystals we are immediately struck by their geometric, crystalline appearance. We notice that they are hexagonal (six-sided) points that exist individually or in clusters. It is hard to believe, but the fact is that they have been shaped, facetted and polished by natural forces alone!
Crystals available in our store
Up until 2018, our goal at Mine Cristal was to receive visitors and present to them the many facets of our giant quartz vein and the crystals that abide within it: scientific, energetic, esthetic and musical. Today the mine itself is closed to the public and there are no longer any mine tours. Instead, we offer special event days, when we open the store-museum and sometimes give a Unison® concert. We still mine the crystals and in our store, you will find many crystals from our mine and elsewhere. Additionally, we give courses. And we sell our Quartzophone® musical instruments made of crystal through private appointment.
See photos of crystals.
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