Alternative Names: None
Origin: Brandberg, Namibia
Mineral Species: Quartz
Mineral Group: Oxides
Chemical Formula: SiO2
Crystal System: Trigonal
Colour: Clear, light to dark smoky, occasionally amethystine. Often the colour is zoned within crystals.
Typical Appearance: Brandberg is the locality name for a beautiful variety of mixed quartz from Namibia, displaying a combination of clear, amethyst and smoky quartz (although the name is occasionally used for amethystine phantom crystals, whatever the origin). Crystals vary from pure amethyst, to all three colours swirling though a single crystal, often with phantoms of another colour (such as amethyst in clear quartz). It frequently forms elestial crystals, many of which contain water pockets with air bubbles.
Chakra Alignment: None
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the locality, Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia.
In addition to the usual qualities of amethyst, clear quartz, smoky quartz, enhydro and elestial quartz, Brandberg quartz’s energy is joyful, playful, friendly and uplifting, and it can be used to combat depression and Seasonal Affected Disorder. People often smile as soon as they touch it. Its playfulness attracts nature spirits, and so helps to connect and work with this energy. Brandberg quartz can help clear and heal deep issues from the past, as well as from past life. Some very special crystals choose to act as repositories for the released energy/emotion until it can be cleared away completely, thus preventing it from remaining in the energy field and eventually returning to the person.