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The Quartz is an artifact found in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha.

Apart from being shiny and pretty, it negates radiation through some unknown process.
- Inventory description, v1.30013 - 1.4005

Born in the 'Burner' anomaly. This artifact is formed in anomalous zones with intense thermal activity. Actively consumes excessive heat, remaining cool to the touch throughout. Emits radiation.
- Inventory description, v1.4007


v1.30013 - 1.4005:
  • Not yet found in the wild.
  • Occasionally found when looting dead NPCs.
  • Spawned by the Burner anomaly.
  • Becomes a "burn" artifact, but of low order.


v1.30013 - 1.4005:
  • It may be used for remedial Radiation treatment, but several other artifacts have equivalent capability and also confer other benefits at the same time for more efficient use of inventory space.
  • Is found as a component item in the Smuggler backpack in Lost Factory.
  • Spawns from many Burner anomalies if suitably spawned.
  • Not found in any stashes.


  • The world model for this artifact is that of the revised crystal that appeared for subsequent canon games (Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat)