Riebeckite Quartz

 

Riebeckite Quartz is Quartz with inclusions of Riebeckite (a amphibole) with a chemical formula

[Na
2
][Fe
2+
3
Fe
3+
2
]Si
8
O
22
(OH)
2

Riebeckite has a monoclinic crystal structure

 

 

 

Physical Properties of Riebeckite

Lustre: Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency): Translucent, Opaque
Colour: Usually black, also commonly light blue to blue-black, gray-blue, gray, brown
Streak: Pale gray to bluish-grey.
Hardness (Mohs): 5 - 5½
Tenacity: Brittle
Cleavage: Perfect
Perfect on {110}
Fracture: Splintery

* Physical properties of Riebeckite was provided by mindat.org *

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Energetic Properties of Riebeckite

Key Words: Helps solve problems, grow spiritually, and encourages friendship with others
Chakras:  
Physical: Helps you to avoid excess, aids with problem solving
Emotional: Encourages friendship, and allows one to be joyful
Spiritual: Helps you to grow spiritually