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02409_S ARKANSAS QUARTZ CRYSTAL POINT
This Arkansas quartz crystal point is a Gas Phantom. It has a chip out of one of the faces making it impossible to count the edges, but it is clearly a Dow. There is a deep Key with mineral still attached (iron oxide). The crystal has a smooth glossy feel to it, typical of Gas Phantoms. Interesting “gas sprays” on the faces.
GAS PHANTOM - There is a lot of controversy as to what creates these beautiful Gas Phantom crystals. When I was first introduced to them, I was told they were called "Titanium" Gas Phantoms. The mine where they were found in Arkansas is now closed, and, as far as I know, they don’t plan to re-open it. The faces of Gas Phantoms have a sort of gaseous-looking spray that looks like spreading fingers from bottom to top (base of triangle to tip). The really good examples have the spray marking as well as alternating clarity on every other face: one with a light, blue-grey haze (sometimes with a spray), the next clear, one with haze, one clear, etc. They usually have heavy etching on the faces, but not always. The spray looks like a bluish-grey to white haze or smoke just under the surface and the sides tend to have this internal smoky haze as well. Gas Phantoms are excellent crystals for Lightworkers and those working with the emerging earth energies. I can’t say enough how much I love these crystals! While they feel very powerful, their energy is buttery smooth and they physically have a soft feel as well.
EMPATHIC - Broken, chipped and otherwise damaged crystals are called Empathic. Empathic crystals bring out compassionate feelings in us. The crystal picks up this empathy and amplifies it. Often the lesson of Empathic crystals is to remember to be compassionate and empathetic to our OWN chips, dings and perceived flaws and to remember we are still beautiful, whole, lovable and worthy.
DOW (also called TRANS-CHANNELER)- This is an example of a crystal with two names for the same configuration. Called both Dow (named after Janeann Dow) as well as Trans-Channeler (because these crystals are both Channelers and Transmitters in configuration), is more commonly referred to as Dow. Dow crystals have three seven-sided faces with a triangular face between each of them. The sides of the six faces will look like seven-three-seven-three-seven-three. A perfect Dow or Trans-Channeler will have symmetrically-sized faces and a centrally located point. Some will be uneven in symmetry, but the count will be correct. Dow or Trans-Channelers combine the qualities of the Transmitter and Channeler crystal. Dow crystals provide a connection with the self and Universal Truth. Dow crystals have a special energy about them that is sharp, clean and direct.
KEY - Keys are indentations left by another crystal. Key crystals help you unlock answers to questions you may have. They help you to access anything which you previously were blocked from accessing before you found the key. Is there an area which you could use help in accessing an answer which has previously been blocked to you? The energy of a Key crystal can help you to find an easier, more direct way in. Imagine this as easily opening the lock on the front door and walking right in (rather than having to check all the windows for one that is unlocked, climbing through, scraping your elbows and knocking your head). Ease of access is what Key crystal energy brings us. I like to put my finger in the Key as I work with the crystal. Meditate on the issue for which you need opening while holding the crystal in this way.
IRON OXIDE - golden-yellow mineral coating occurring on lots of crystals, usually taken off with an acid bath. These crystals can have an Earthy and grounding energy and remind us what crystals look like in their natural state (before an acid bath).
MINERAL STILL ATTACHED - Crystals with the mineral and rust still on (and clay in some cases) tell us to "remember where you come from". It speaks to many levels and layers. Where we come from physically, what we've been through, both emotionally and physically, where we come from in our past (this life) and where we come from ultimately (Spirit) etc. These crystals give us pause to reflect on our past and contemplate the residue of the experiences we have accumulated.
Weight: 1.6 oz
approx measurements (inches): 2.1" length x 1.08" width x .91" thick