Spirit Quartz was first discovered in South Africa in 2001 and is also known as Porcupine Quartz or Cactus Quartz. Most Spirit Quartz is amethyst in color, although some is Citrine, Smokey or White Quartz. What’s very unusual about Spirit Quartz is that it has many, many small crystals growing on a central stone. As such, Spirit Quartz has an extremely powerful vibration. Spirit Quartz has a harmonious, peaceful and positive energy. Its properties include: repels and transforms negative energy into positive, very protective, especially for shielding the aura, as well as mentally and physically, and boosts the energy of other stones and crystals, also cleans and activates them.