AzeztuliteQuartz General Category Fake Minerals Chemical formula(or Composition) Silica(silicon dioxide, SiO2) Identification Color Clear (if no impurities); also see Varieties Crystal habit6-sided prism ending in 6-sided pyramid (typical) Crystal systemHexagonalCleavageNone FractureConchoidal Mohs Scalehardness 7 - lower in impure varieties Luster Vitreous/glossy Refractive index1.544-1.553 - DR +0.009 (B-G interval) PleochroismNone StreakWhite Specific gravity2.65 constant; variable in impure varieties Melting point1650 (±75) °C Boiling point2230 °C SolubilityH2O insoluble Other Fake Minerals Aqua AuraAqua Aura – quartz with a metallic lustre achieved by coating with thin layer of gold or indium via chemical vapor deposition.
Azeztulite (or Satyaloka Azeztulite quartz) is a misleading trade name for inexpensive quartz that is sold at inflated prices for its alleged crystal healing effects. Quartz is one of the most common minerals in the Earth's continental crust. "Azeztulite" is thus an example of a common mineral (quartz) being marketed under an exotic-sounding name and with false claims..
The International Mineralogical Union’s (IMA) Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification is the only body entitled to name new minerals and it does so according to strict scientific protocols. Azeztulite is not amongst the minerals named by the IMA. The mineralogy website mindat.org warns potential buyers that Azeztulite is a scam and that no such mineral exists.
Typical advertisements claim that Azeztulite originates from Satyaloka Monastery (or Mountains) in India, where monks collect it for its "special metaphysical properties". However, most sellers admit that their Azeztulite is not Indian but is from North Carolina, USA, where they claim, quartz with identical properties is found. Another claim says that the Azez aliens created the crystals in order to help humanity reach a new higher plane of spiritual enlightenment.
Origin of Name
Azeztulite is derived from the name Azez, a race of extraterrestrial beings that were contacted through channelling. It is further claimed that the Azez created the crystals in order to help humanity reach a higher plane of spiritual enlightenment.
Satyaloka is, according to Hindu religious texts, the highest location in Heaven where Brahma - the Hindu god of creation and Sarasvati - the goddess of knowledge and all literary arts, live with the Brahmins – the refined and learned people such as priests, teachers, scientists etc.
- ^ The Vug; Fakes, Forgeries, and Misrepresentations in the mineral world
- ^ Mindat Mineralogy Messageboard :: Fakes, Frauds and Marketing Ploys :: Azeztulite being sold on e-bay as rare!!!!!
- ^ Crystal Spirits
- Mindat entry about Azeztulite
- The Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification
- James Randi Educational Foundation
- A New Age discription of Azeztulite
- A list of fake minerals