Amphibole comes from the Greek for ambiguous, & was first used to include tremolite, actinolite & hornblende. They were included in an allusion to their appearance & composition. Today Amphibole refers to a supergroup of minerals that form prismatic needle-like crystals in green, black, brown, clear, yellow, blue & white. The amphibole in quartz is likely tremolite. Tremolite is an asbestos mineral, however is completely safe while encapsulated in quartz. These crystals have areas of clear quartz which allows one to see the amphibole inclusions with varying degrees of clarity. The higher quality crystals will have deeply colored Amphibole with clear quartz, allowing easy visibility of the phantoms.

Associated with the 3rd eye & crown chakra, zodiac signs Pisces & Aquarius, vibrates to the number 4.

– A crystal of self empowerment, confidence & manifestation of goals.
– Brings cooperation & harmony to the home & the workplace.
– Connects with the higher self and spiritual guides.
– Radiates calmness and facilitates a feeling of deep inner joy.
– Beneficial tool for lucid dreaming. Place crystal underneath the pillow for maximum effect.
– Physically aids the lungs, especially when used in crystal water elixirs.

Chemical Formula: SiO₂ Ca2(Mg5.0-4.5Fe2 0.0-0.5)Si8O22(OH)2
Shape: terminated crystals and masses
Crystal System: trigonal with hexagonal unit cell structure.
Color: colorless with orange, red & brown inclusions of Tremolite
Streak: colorless, harder than streak plate
Luster: vitreus
Diaphaneity: transparent to translucent
Hardness: 7 Moh’s
Tenacity: brittle
Cleavage: none
Fracture: conchoidal
Specific Gravity: 2.6-2.7 g/cm³
Refractive Index:1.544-1.553