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Pecos Diamonds Quartz Crystals

DEFINITION:
Pecos Diamonds Quartz Crystals, also known as Pecos Valley Diamonds, are double terminated and cluster quartz crystals that form along the Pecos River in southeastern New Mexico. This area includes Artesia and Roswell, New Mexico. The outcrop area spans an area 100 miles long by as much as 25 miles wide along the margins of the Pecos River valley. Pecos Diamonds are unique for their size, variable color, and crystal morphology.
Many times you will find gypsum lines or boulders that still contain Pecos Diamonds in matrix from when they were formed. You will also find Selenite quarries among the Pecos Diamonds.

EXTRATERRESTRIAL:
Due to the quartz crystals being so rare and unusual, it is obvious that they were deposited by the aliens that crashed their UFO outside of Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. How else do you explain how these beautiful quartz specimens ended up on the ground? Haha!

METAPHYSICAL:
Pecos Diamonds have been said to stabilize unsettled emotions. When you hold and rotate them in your hand, it can bring calmness. These light-hearted gems work on the entire Chakra system. Since they belong to the silica family, they can bring a sense of peace of mind. Pecos Diamonds are also said to assist in creativity and initiation. Placing in potted plants or in your garden can help the plants thrive and bring goodness to your whole home. Pecos Diamonds can be used to energize and treat the organs located in the areas of the first, second and third chakras, while providing balance between these chakras and the crown chakra.

Mineral Properties for Pecos Diamond Quartz Crystals:

Mohs Hardness - 7
Specific Gravity - 2.65 to 2.66
Tenacity - Brittle
Cleavage Quality - None
Fracture - Conchoida
Luster - Vitreous
Crystal System - Trigonal
Habit - Hexagonal Prisms
Group - Silicates: Tectosilicates

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