Tangerine Quartz is a variety of Quartz crystal, a silicon dioxide mineral with a hardness of 7. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). Tangerine Quartz is distinguished by an orangish coloration said to be caused by inclusions or encrustations of iron and possibly other minerals within or on the surface of the stone. Tangerine Quartz occurs in both single points and clusters, with individual crystals ranging from an inch or less to as much as a foot in length.
Tangerine Quartz works to activate the second chakra. It stimulates one’s creativity as well as one’s sexual energies, and the blending of these qualities can provide a great deal of spiritual growth. The second chakra is the energy center at the level of the sexual organs. Creativity and our sexuality are deeply linked. The creation of a new human being is initiated through sexual contact. The creation of great works of art is often akin in intensity and emotional experience to a sexual orgasm. And the ‘Big Bang’ which is said to have been the moment of the creation of our Universe appears as an orgasmic moment for the Divine Intelligence. In our own lives, the awakening of kundalini energies often begins at or near the second chakra and is associated with great bursts of creative power. Tangerine Quartz is the type of Quartz most attuned to the second chakra and its array of sexual and creative energies.
Simmons, Robert; Ahsian, Naisha. The Book of Stones, Revised Edition: Who They Are and What They Teach (several pages). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition.