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Other Triangle and Square Shapes on Crystals (Growth Interference and Record Keepers)

Last time we talked about Keys and Imprints. There are other ways that triangles and squares may present on crystals. We'll discuss those here, namely Growth Interference and Record Keepers.


Indentations and markings similar to Imprints and Keys also occur but they fall into a different category. Some of these triangular and square-shaped impressions are caused by what is called Growth Interference. Growth Interference happens when another mineral grows during the development of the crystal and then subsequently disappears.

b2ap3_thumbnail_growth_interference_desc.gifAs well as the square and triangle, more often than not, it looks like a buzz saw was taken to the crystal. Sometimes there is a little bit of mineral left in part of the crevasses.

Growth Interference crystals function a bit like crystal Imprints. They represent how we can adapt and grow around a certain situation (or person), and then if the situation (or person) no longer serves, it leaves, but not without leaving a mark.

While Growth Interference typically presents in a buzz-saw fashion, sometimes it occurs in square shapes.

a1sx2_Thumbnail2_squaresSM.gifIn a previous post I gave an example of pressing a shape into clay to imagine how Keys and Imprints were formed. Imagine taking that piece of clay and a Lego, and stick them all over the crystal. In this instance, though, you don't pull the Lego out, you leave it there. ("Let go of my leggo!" wait... what ??)

Imagine that over time, as the crystal grows, the Lego disintegrates or melts or falls out on its own accord due to changing temperatures or other variations in circumstance. The crystal is left with characteristic indentations, and that is called Growth Interference. The crystal above and to the right has lots and lots of these square-edged indentations. 


The photo above has large, very deep squares. Both of these examples are on the side of a point and are caused by Growth Interference. They also might occur on the base, for instance on a cluster.

Remember that the difference between Growth Interference and Keys or Imprints is that in Growth interference there used to be another mineral in those spaces (not another crystal).


Moving from Growth interference and onto surface features in triangle shapes, other triangles you might find are called Record Keepers (sometimes called Recorders).

Traditional Record Keepers are surface features which you usually can't feel and they are not apparent unless the light is at the proper angle. 

b2ap3_thumbnail_record_keeper_closeup1.jpgThe Record Keepers in this photo look like you would be able to feel them, however this is a picture taken with a powerful zoom. Occasionally you may be able to feel a Record Keeper when you run your finger over it, but usually you can't. The triangles usually have very sharp corners as the picture to the right. Sometimes, however, I find them with curved edges, almost teardrop in shape. I call these non-traditional Record Keepers.

It is said that a Record Keeper crystal will find its way to the person who needs the information it contains. They contain special wisdom. I don’t know how the information is placed there, exactly, but I also don’t know how a CD can hold a sentence much less a whole encyclopedia. Suffice it to say that they represent storage devices and that the information was placed there by someone, perhaps in Atlantis or Lemuria.

a1sx2_Thumbnail1_trigonic.jpgTriangles found on crystals may also be Trigonic Record Keepers. Trigonic Record Keepers are different from traditional Record Keepers in that they appear to be (for lack of a better description) cut into the surface, whereas traditional Record Keepers are surface features which can't be felt (normally). Another remarkable difference is that Trigonic Record Keepers appear point down whereas traditional Record Keepers appear point up.

Look at the first photo of the Record Keepers above, and notice how the point of the triangle is pointing UP toward the top of the crystal point and it appears slightly raised. That is a Record Keeper. Now look at the picture just above this text, see how the point of the triangle is pointing DOWN, away from the top of the crystal and the triangle looks cut in. That is a Trigonic Record Keeper.

Sometimes they are tiny, sometimes larger, there may be just one or dozens. Typically they occur just on the faces or facets of crystals, not on the sides. Many times they will appear and disappear.

a1sx2_Thumbnail2_trianglesGAsphantom.gifLots of times Gas Phantoms have them in the Etching which is characteristic to them, like on the Gas Phantom to the right. 

Trigonic Record Keepers are crystals of transition. They are good for soul retrieval and can work as a key to the future. They have an interesting and unique energy. I think they feel like a traditional Record Keeper on steroids. 

The energy of a traditional Record Keeper is one of a quiet exciting knowledge or information held within the crystal itself. Trigonic Record Keepers feel more like a doorway to endless information.

To illustrate further, accessing the knowledge of a Trigonic Record Keeper would be comparable to walking into a library, whereas that of a traditional Record Keeper would be like opening a book.

To access the knowledge in either of these crystals takes time and patience. Sometimes the Record Keeper markings appear and disappear. To me, they hold a magical, exciting energy.

This is a lot of information to digest. Here is a recap:


  1. may occur in buzz-saw shapes or triangles or squares

  2. an interruption in the crystal structure occurs due to the presence of another mineral during the growth of the crystal

  3. they represent how we can adapt and grow around a certain situation (or person), and then if the situation (or person) no longer serves, it leaves, but not without leaving a mark.


  1. surface features which you usually can't feel and are only apparent when lighted properly.

  2. May be equilateral triangles or have curved edges

  3. appear point up

  4. information is comparable to opening a book

  5. will find its way to the person who needs the information it contains


  1. appear to be cut into the surface and can be easily seen and felt

  2. appear point down

  3. information is comparable to accessing a library

  4. crystals of transition, good for soul retrieval and can work as a key to the future

I know this can be confusing at first, so I hope I have shined a little light onto this subject for you. If you happen upon crystals like these, either Growth Interference, Record Keepers or Trigonic Record Keepers, consider yourself blessed! They are rare, special and have tremendous potential and exciting energy.


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Genn John lives in Arkansas near the “Quartz Crystal Capital of the World”. Since the early 90's, she has been a practicing eclectic witch, incorporating such paths as Crystal Wisdom, Wicca, Buddhism, Reiki, Shamanism, Light Language and more. Genn has been acting as the legs for the Crystal People as the Keeper at Arkansas Crystal Works, an internet-based source for crystals and crystal knowledge, since 1995. Having accepted the honor to be their voice as well, she is the author of Understanding The Crystal People: A Handbook for Lightworkers; a crystal reference book for people who desire to fully understand their connection to the crystal kingdom and who wish to enhance their working knowledge of these majestic beings. Genn has also published a 4 part series of coloring books which are a useful tool for anyone with an interest in learning the anatomical structures of quartz crystals. It features precise, extraordinary hand-drawn designs crafted especially for easy coloring and interactive study. Find the store and more at, or her blog at To connect: email -, facebook -, Instagram - gennjohn or Twitter @GennJohn.


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