Mineral Class: Quartz
Crystal System: Trigonal
Diaphaneity: Transparent, Translucent, Opaque
Colors: Yellow, Orange, Colorless
Source: Brazil, China, Tibet, and USA
A variety of Quartz, also known as Yellow Hematoid Quartz, Golden Healer is a silicon dioxide crystal with iron oxide coating under or in between the layers of crystal. Golden Healers range in color from pale yellow to lemon to darker, more orangey shades of color. In touch they will often have an oily texture, almost greasy and often are very refractive displaying rainbows within the structure.
Golden Healer was first excavated in the 1980s by miners in Arkansas, though the highest ratio of this crystal has been mined from a location in Wales in the Celtic Quartz mine. Golden Healers differ from tangerine or lemon quartz, in that they are affected by acid baths, and these are naturally occurring and not man made or manipulated.