Sun, Crystals and the Risk of Fire

By Charli Lundholm

EarthGallery.com

We have all experienced what happens when you place a magnifying glass in the sun, right? When angled just right, it can focus the sunlight to a pinpoint spot and it can start to burn what it is aimed at. It may surprise you to find out that a crystal sphere can do the same thing. It can happen quite quickly as well. You think you are placing your sphere in the sun because it is beautiful when it is all lit up, or to charge it up (many people do this, so please be cautious.) The quartz sphere acts just like that magnifying glass and within seconds, you can be starting a fire. That’s great if you are camping, but not so great in your house or yard. 

A friend was standing in the sun holding a crystal sphere next to his belly and within less than a minute, he yelped because something hurt his skin. He looked down and there was a hole burned in his shirt and there was a little red burn on his skin beneath it.

Click here to see our short video of a crystal sphere burning a hole in some wood within seconds of being placed in the sun: Crystal Spheres and the sun.

Please be careful when you place your spheres in the sun. Other crystals, like amethyst and fluorite, need to stay away from direct sunlight as well, as they will fade. There is a reason Mother Nature hides some of her stones deep in the earth.

4 Responses to “Sun, Crystals and the Risk of Fire”

  1. PatsuliJuly 31, 2017 at 10:22 am #

    Hi Charli,
    The video only comes up as an audio.
    xxx

    • CharliOctober 7, 2017 at 3:57 am #

      I have checked the video on my computer and at first it looks like it will just be an audio file, but then the video pops up. So I don’t know how to fix it on your end. I can send the video directly to you if you’d like.

  2. PatsuliOctober 3, 2017 at 11:38 am #

    Hi Charli
    The video only comes up as audio on my computer.
    Please check it out and let me know which end the problem is.
    Your website is looking great.
    xxx

    • CharliOctober 7, 2017 at 3:53 am #

      Hmmm…I’m not sure why it is doing that. I’ll see if the problem is with the video.
      Sorry about that!
      Thank you for the thumbs up on the site!

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