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Subject: Help with Key Crystals and Record Keeper Crystals
Date: 08/17/10
From: Edelyn
To: Healing Crystals

Thanks for this information.  I just get confused with the difference between a key crystal and a record keeper crystal for the 3-sided indentations.  I was told that my crystal is a key crystal although I can not find good description of it.  I am trying to photograph it to attach to this email but it does not show what I intend to show in the picture.

So is a record keeper crystal's triangular shapes only on the surface and does not go beneath the surface?  Can you recommend a book that has a thorough description of these?  I appreciate your taking time to answer my questions.







Hi Edelyn,

A record keeper is a triangular etching on the face or faces of a crystal. It can be raised or etched directly into the face. I have never seen one go INTO a crystal face, but I suppose it is possible?

We do have a nice crystal formation page that may help (it has pictures to reference, etc there is a really good pic of a Record Keeper). It does not contain all the formations, but many of the more popular ones:

There is not a picture of a Key Crystal listed, but if you would like, I will scan the pic from the book I recommend below and email it to you.

The absolute BEST book that I would recommend on crystal formations is called The Buyer's Guide by LS Hersh. She has been in the crystal biz a long time. Her book gives (in my opinion) THE most accurate and detailed explanations/photographs of all types of formations (the real ones, not the ones folks have made up along the way). You can purchase Lin's book at

(Just click the link that says Books, Kits, Illuminators, etc. Tell her Kristi sent ya :)

With love and crystal blessings,


Posted on August 18, 2010
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