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Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is a member of the Quartz family, a silicon dioxide crystal with a hexagonal (trigonal) crystal system.

It usually occurs in massive form but sometimes grows in clusters of small prismatic crystals. Itís name is derived from itís colour, which ranges from very pale pink to deep reddish pink. Itís clarity can range from opaque to translucent to transparent, although most transparent pieces are rather foggy. 

Rose Quartz is found in Brazil and Madagascar, as well as South Dakota in the USA.