What is this thing called quartz ?
The comedian Paul Hogan once did a comedy sketch of a quartz digital watch.
Inside the watch was a production factory of tiny people shuffling cards about in a frantic endeavour to show the time. Since then the digital age has progressed to the point where computers are, to carry forward the analogy, a virtual city of tiny people shuffling information.
It is very likely that computer do not have millions of tiny slaves organising information for the pleasure of the exterior giants then that leaves us with the question still of what is quartz. And what does it do?
Passing by a local bookshop recently I noticed a book for sale on crystals. It purported the healing qualities of the crystals. And here I am thinking that they are just rocks, Ok, ok for those of you that disagree with my assessment ......... coloured rocks. These stones all vibrate at different frequencies when power is applied. The practitioner of this type of healing believe that the power of the crystals can heal. With no power applied. So what if power is applied. What frequency can cure my current condition of scepticism.
There are lots of scientific facts backed by hard evidence regarding crystals
One section deals with power applied to different types of crystals and their frequencies. Here is list courtesy wikipedia. 1
The list however does not show the type of crystal and its corresponding frequency. Quartz is a very common mineral on earth and the types vary as shown in the next list. 2 The vibration when AC power is applied depends upon the thickness and cut of the wafer crystal. 3,4 For a demonstration of what happens when a crystal is deformed.5
After examining all the footnotes what is the conclusion. What is quartz?
Its a crystal used in digital electronics to keep accurate time as long as electrical power is applied. Its also something some people believe can heal their aches and pains through the output of its natural energy. But my favourite is that it can also be a group of tiny workers shuffling numbers around for the benefit of users !!