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RARE: Gwindel Smoky Quartz from France, Chlorite dusted, Rare Quartz, Smoky Gwindel Quartz, Chlorite Quartz, Rare Crystal, Rare Mineral


From the "Iris Vault": Read more below! A pristine Smoky Quartz in the rare Gwindel formation, naturally lightly dusted with a coating of Chlorite. The dusting gives it an almost metallic appearance, reflecting light. Internal fractures within along with beautiful clarity allow this crystal to glow from within 😍 This specimen also naturally self-stands due to its cluster base. Just magnificent!!

Locality: Talefre, Mt-Blanc, Chamonix, France

Crystal ID# DSGQ1
Measures approximately 2 11/16” x 2 2/16” x 1 14/16”
Crystal Attributes: *Gwindel, *Double Terminated, multiple *Doorways, Chlorite *Coating, *Cluster base, with minor *Rainbow.

*Please reference my FREE Crystal Formation Encyclopedia on for more info on these formations.

A gwindel (pronounced "gvin-dell") is a very odd growth form whose formation is still not fully understood. In a gwindel the crystal appears to have grown "sideways", roughly parallel to its c-axis, and along an a-axis, to form a platy crystal like a faden quartz, however not flat, but slightly twisted and with bent crystal faces. The term "Gwindel" is derived from the German "gewunden", which means helicoidal, twisted. Hence the name twisted quartz.

Most gwindels look as if they were made of stacked crystals whose c-axes slowly rotate around a common a-axis. The crystal faces usually indicate untwinned subindividuals of a equal handedness that determines the direction of the rotation: left-handed gwindels twist counter-clockwise, right-handed gwindels clockwise. Most gwindels show large triangular x-faces that can be used to determine the handedness of crystals. The angle of rotation is not fixed, some gwindels are twisted by an angle of a few degrees per centimeter, others are almost flat. There seems to be a fixed relationship between the twisting angle and the thickness of the crystal, with thin crystals being more twisted (Žorž, 1993)

⚡️⚡️⚡️Smoky Quartz is one of the most efficient grounding and cleansing stones. It teaches you how to leave behind anything that no longer serves you. It removes negativity and negative energy of any kind and transforms them to positive energy.

Chlorite Quartz is a powerful healing combination-the Chlorite purifies and detoxifies both the physical and auric body, and the Quartz amplifies those properties. It is one of the best crystals to use for healing.

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