Blue Quartz

Geological Information

Blue quartz is a variety of quartz that gets its unique blue colour from inclusions of other minerals, such as dumortierite or tourmaline.

It is typically found in igneous rocks, such as granite or pegmatite, and can also be found in metamorphic rocks.

Blue quartz has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale and a vitreous to waxy luster.

Historical Information

Blue quartz was not recognized as a separate variety of quartz until the 20th century, and its historical significance is largely unknown.

Metaphysical Information

Blue quartz is also thought to enhance communication and self-expression, helping to improve relationships and self-confidence.

Some practitioners use blue quartz to stimulate the throat chakra, promoting clear communication and self-expression.