Origins: Australia, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Norway, Pakistan and the United States.
Lore: The Greeks believed quartz crystal was fossilized ice; scientists believed this as late as the 16th century.
Mystical: Rutilated quartz is said to assist with tissue regeneration, assimilation of nutrition, and slow the advancement of aging. It is also said to boost the immune system and treat respiratory illness. Rutilated quartz is also purported to enhance mental and physical stability, self-reliance, and meditation, and is associated with the solar plexus chakra.