Geology / History

Phantom Quartz is a variety of Quartz crystal that over millions of years has undergone the intrusion of variations of trace mineral content or radiation during its growth.

These variations cause outlines of the crystal growth to appear within the body of the crystal due to colour or clarity variations caused by the variation of trace minerals or radiation. These outlines are the “Phantoms”. The phantom outlines are typically aligned with the outer surfaces of the crystal. Phantoms are found in countries such as Austria, Brazil, Madagascar, Switzerland, Australia, Tibet & the United States.

Metaphysical Properties

Citrine Phantoms bring great wealth, abundance & prosperity. They hold the power of the golden triangle this is an impenetrable energy field which facilitates immense healing & initiation into the way of light. The golden triangle opens a platform to astral travel, soul journeying & past life exploration. From here the realm of Angels can be experienced. It also opens the Akashic records giving access to all the ancient knowledge stored in the great library.

Citrine Phantoms have a powerful sun energy which expands the bodies light pillar bringing in golden light which radiates a vast distance from the self greatly raising one’s own vibration & the vibration of all it touches. Citrine Phantoms purify the heart & mind purging all negativity from ones entire being then transforming it into golden rays of sunshine.

A crystal of transformation they teach us how to move on to the next level. Points the soul in the best direction for growth & enlightenment. Phantoms show us the cycles of life & show the need for the old to die to give life to the new.

They facilitate broader spiritual awareness & smooth all periods of transition creating effortless movement between stages of growth. Allows for assimilation of past lessons & reveals the strength within ones spiritual core, turning old wounds into new beauty.

Phantoms activate healing ability & stimulate healing for the planet, also opening psychic abilities. Calls past life powers into the physical realm for use in this life. Assists one to see between the worlds & converse with other realities. Phantoms open communications to beings from other worlds, particularly useful for contacting guides & stimulating clairaudience.

Enhances meditation & releases ingrained patterns. Shifts perception of self, unveiling ones eternal truths & opening the internal light source. Phantoms teach us how to turn toxic environments into joyful opportunities. They deflect negative energy & protect their human friends. Phantoms have the ability to activate all chakras.

Crystal Healing

Helps mineral absorption, bone & muscle disintegration, Joint movement, eyes, organ function & lymphatic system.   Stimulates digestion, spleen, pancreas, increase blood circulation, detoxifies blood, balance thyroid.


Group: Quartz (Silicate-Tectosilicate)

Crystal System: Hexagonal/Trigonal

Composition: SiO2

Form/Habit: Prismatic

Hardness: 7

Cleavage: None

Fracture: Conchoidal

Lustre: Vitreous

Streak: Colourless

Specific Gravity: 2.7

Transparency: Translucent to nearly Opaque

R.I: 1.54-1.55

Colour: Light yellow to dark yellow, golden brown

Birefringence: 0.009

Pleochroism: Weak yellow- Light yellow

Fluorescence: None

Causes of Colour: Yellow to Orange, O2 to Fe3+ charge transfer, various Al3 related colour centers