Tangerine quartz first came to light at the start of the millennium. It is an orange quartz that has a natural coating that interpenetrates the interior of the crystal - probably derived from trace amounts of iron. This is not the same as hematite included (hematic) quartz, nor carnelian quartz (which is iron chalcedony quartz). Like all orange crystals this one empathises with the lower 3 chakras, and most solidly with the sacral centre. Also like other orange crystals this means it is strongly supportive to creative endeavours and to increasing energy and zest for living. On a very basic level this is also THE crystal for activating and enhancing sexual desire and increasing sexual energy(!) and is perhaps especially useful in helping those for whom such experiences have not, in the past, been ideal or appropriate to appreciate the fulfilment and joy to be had in loving and harmonious sexual union.