Marcasite is a beautiful looking mineral that can be found all over the world. It is actually a common iron sulphide and is a polymorph of pyrite. The term ‘Marcasite’ comes from the Moorish or Arabic word used for pyrite and also the other mineral like antimony and bismuth. Actually Marcasite and Pyrite have a striking resemblance and thus, they are often confused for one another. The truth is that these two have different shapes and varied structures internally. But the basic chemistry between the two is similar. It was till the year 1814 that Pyrite and Marcasite were often confused in due to resemblance. But later, RJ Hauy finally found a way to differentiate the two minerals.
Actually, it was found that the mineral Marcasite was pale in shade in comparison of pyrite. Thus, it is also called white iron pyrite. Also, Marcasite is a rare mineral when compared to Pyrite. Now when we talk about Marcasite in Quartz, it is important to understand that this is a form where the Marcasite inclusions are present in Quartz stone. Such specimens are quite rare and are valued a lot in the gemstone and jewelry world. Because of the combo of both quartz and Marcasite, such specimens carry healing powers and other traits of each of these two gifts of nature. Hence, we will be discussing both quartz as well as Marcasite in the upcoming lines so that we can understand Marcasite in Quartz stone in a better way!
As mentioned earlier, Marcasite in Quartz contains the healing properties of both Quartz and Marcasite. So let us discuss the significant healing properties of each of them.
Marcasite in Quartz is considered good for mental powers – It is widely believed that Marcasite in Quartz is a great option for enhancing the blood flow to the mind. This in turn helps in improving various mental powers. For example, those who want to improve their memory powers can use it for better results than before. Also, it can be used by the students for better focus which will help them concentrate and learn their lessons. Marcasite in Quartz also removes any blockages in the mental powers and thus, mental lucidness is achieved through this stone.
Some of the significant facts related to Marcasite are mentioned below:
Marcasite in Quartz has its own metaphysical properties. It is said to safeguard its wearer from many types of infectious ailments. It provides protection to its user from various skin disorders, virus infections, fungal problems, cold, influenza, and others. Marcasite in Quartz is often used for the purpose of relieving pain. It is said that when it is placed on the pain area, the pain fades away gradually.
Marcasite has a beautiful shade of brass or say, pale bronze. It also contains deep green and grey streaks in it. As far as the hardness in concerned, this stone is rated 6-6.5. It is opaque in appearance and has a metallic lustre. The twinning phenomenon is commonly found the Marcasite stones. The Quartz can be found in various shades depending on which particular type of category it belongs to. For example, the clear Quartz will be having a white or transparent shade while the Rose Quartz will be having a beautiful pink shade and likewise. The Marcasite in Quartz specimens are often found in clear Quartz and marcasite combination.