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Abalone 
Abalones are members of a large class (Gastropoda) of molluscs having one-piece shells. They belong to the family Haliotidae and the genus Haliotis, which means sea ear, referring to the flattened shape of the shell. Abalone shells are rounded or oval with a large dome towards one end. The shell has a row of respiratory pores.  Nine species of abalone occur in North America: black (H. cracherodii), flat (H. walallensis), green (H. fulgens), pink (H. corrugata), pinto (H. kamtschatkana), red (H. rufescens), threaded (H. assimilis), Western Atlantic (H. pourtalesii), and white (H. sorenseni) abalone.

Abalone is reported by intuitive sources to stimulates psychic development and intuition, and promotes imagination in a healthy way. Abalone is associated with the first three chakras.

 
Aegerine
Go to fullsize imageThis beautiful tabular crystal came from Zomba, Malawi in Africa. It has a beautiful smoky gemmy clarity. Wrapped around one side of the crystal is another - a child crystal with a time link. It is hugging the other so closely, that you must look very carefully to see where one begins and the other ends. This is a wonderful crystal to show us that we can connect to our inner child at any time because it is and always will be a part of us. Most of the Aegerine crystals have gathered at its base both in and out of the crystal.
Aegerine is a high energy stone that is often used for energizing. It protects against psychic attacks and negative energy.

 
Agate (General, All Types)
No gemstone is more creatively striped by nature than agate, chalecedony quartz that forms in concentric layers in a wide variety of colors and textures. Each individual agate forms by filling a cavity in host rock. As a result, agate often is found as a round nodule, with concentric bands like the rings of a tree trunk. The bands sometimes look like eyes, sometimes fanciful scallops, or even a landscape with dendrite trees.

Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet in ancient times. It was said to quench thirst and protect from fevers. Persian magicians used agate to divert storms.  Agate is good protective energy stone, especially for children, and is very calming and soothing. It also can help strengthen the body's connection to the earth. It can give courage, energy, strength, and dispels fears, all of which increase self-confidence.

 Agate, Blue Lace
Go to fullsize imageBlue Lace Agate: Blue lace agate is a beautiful, pale sky blue stone with concentric markings. It is a cryptocrystalline quartz stone. Agate is a banded chalcedony, the bands having been formed by rhythmic crystallization. Agates are found as nodules or geodes in siliceous volcanic rocks. This stone comes from southwest Africa.

Agate strengthens the power of the Sun in your astrological sign when you wear it. It helps you stay well-balanced. It sharpens the sight, illuminates the mind and helps you speak.  Blue lace agate helps you develop and realize your inner peace. These stones affect the physical body, first at the densest levels, and then at the levels of some of the higher bodies as well.

 Agate, Botswana
Botswana AgateBotswana Agate, gets its name from the only known source of this beautiful and interesting gemstone--Botswana, Africa. A beautiful and valued agate. Botswana Agate is considered favorable to those who work with plants, trees and around water as it is thought to draw positive energies from them.
Considered an excellent feminine power stone. Thought to help bring focus on solutions and work through emotional suppressions while enhancing creativity.
Thought to counteract all manner of poisons, including emotional and spiritual poisoning.

 Agate, Moss
Go to fullsize imageMoss agate is a semi-precious gemstone formed from Silica. It is a form of  Agate which includes minerals of a green colour embedded in the Chalcedony forming filaments and other patterns suggestive of moss. The field is a clear or milky-whitequartz, and the included minerals are mainly oxides of manganese or iron.
Despite its name, moss agate does not contain organic matter and is usually formed from weathered volcanic rocks.
Moss agate is sometimes called the "gardener's stone" due to its properties of helping ensure a full crop. In addition to a full crop, moss agate brings general abundance, success, and prosperity. It can also help one gain peace with extreme or excessive duties in life and brings self-confidence and higher self-esteem. Moss agate is also a protective stone, as are all agates.

 Ajoite
Go to fullsize imageAjoite is highly prized by mineral collectors for it's intense blue/green coloring and also for it's metaphysical properties. Ajoite was first found identified at Ajo in Arizona where it was discovered by the Papago Indians and highly valued as a bringer of purity and peace.  This is a stone that produces a sense of peace which harmonizes the emotional body. Ajoite will assist in release of sorrow, anger and fear. It is wonderful if you seek to heal old wounds or find compassion and it assists in connection to Inner self, Higher Self and All That Is. It helps open one up the boundless potential that exists in each one of us.

 Amazonite
The name is taken from that of the Amazon River, from which certain green stones were formerly obtained, but it is doubtful whether green feldspar occurs in the Amazon area.
Amazonite is a mineral of limited occurrence. Formerly it was obtained almost exclusively from the area of Miyask in the IImen Mountains, 50 miles southwest of  Chehabinsk, Russia, where it occurs in granitic rocks. More recently, high-quality crystals have been obtained from Pike's Peak, Colorado, where it is found associated with smoky  quartz, orthoclase, and albite, in a coarse granite, or pegmatite. Some other localities in the United States yield amazonite, and it is also found in Pegmatite in Madagascar.

It is said to enhance intuition, psychic powers, creativity, intellect, and psychic ability. Amazonite is often associated with the throat chakra, and as such, can be beneficial to communication.

 Amber
Go to fullsize imageAmber is a fossil resin much used for the manufacture of ornamental objects. Although not mineralized it is sometimes considered and used as a gemstone. Most of the world's amber is in the range of 30 million years old.

Amber gives a soothing, light energy that is both calming and energizing at the same time. Mystical lore says that amber is beneficial for purifying the body, bone problems, heart problems, circulation, ears, hearing problems, endocrine system, fibromyalgia, intestinal/digestive disorders, kidney, bladder, lungs, and general healing purposes.

 Amethyst
Go to fullsize imageAmethyst is a violet or purple variety of quartz often used as an ornament  The name is generally said to be derived from the Greek a, "not," and methuskein, "to intoxicate," expressing the old belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkeness. It was held that wine drunk out of a cup of amethyst would not intoxicate.   However, the word may probably be a corruption of an Oriental name for the stone.

Amethyst has long been called the "sobriety stone." In ancient Rome, crushed amethyst was added to wine cups to prevent drunkenness. It is said to assist with healing alcoholism, compulsive behaviors, and addictions of all kinds. Amethyst brings energies of stability, peace, calm, balance, courage and inner strength. It has been used to protect against psychic attacks. On the spiritual level, amethyst can help open to communication with angels, telepathy and other psychic abilities. It is an excellent stone for meditation or dream work, past life work, and can help you see your path. It has also been used to help ease the pain of grief, and promote happiness.

 Amethyst, Chevron (also known as Banded Amethyst)
Go to fullsize imageChevron amethyst combines the strengthening and enhancing qualities of quartz with the stress relieving qualities of amethyst.

 Ametrine
Go to fullsize imageAmetrine, also known as Trystine, is a naturally occurring variety of  quartz. It is a mixture of Amethyst and Citrine with zones of purple and yellow or orange. Almost all commercially available ametrine is mined in Bolivia, although there are deposits being exploited inBrazil and India.

Ametrine energies are said to stimulate the intellect and rid the aura of negative energy.  It also has the basic properties of both the amethyst and the citrine that comprise it.

 Ammolite
Go to fullsize imageAmmolite is a rare and valuable Opal-like organic gemstone found primarily along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains of the United States and Canada. It is made of the fossilized shells of ammonites, which in turn are composed primarily of aragonite, the same mineral that makes up nacreous pearls.  It is one of the three biogenic gemstones, the other two being amber and pearl.  In 1981, ammolite was given official gemstone status by the World Jewelry Confederation, the same year commercial mining of ammolite began. In 2004 it was designated the official gemstone of the Province of Alberta.

Ammolite is fossilized ammonite that has been compressed under great pressure beneath the ground, which is what gives it its wonderful colors. Ammolite is said to radiate positive Earth energy, and to bring good luck and prosperity. It is also said to grant miracles. Ammolite is excellent as a tool for deep meditation. Ammolite is also used mystically for general good health, stamina and high energy.

 Andalusite
Go to fullsize imageAndalusite is a common metamorphic mineral which forms under high pressure and/or temperature. The minerals kyanite and sillimanite are polymorphs of andalusite, each occurring under different temperature-pressure regimes and are therefore rarely found together in the same rock. Because of this the three minerals are a useful tool to help identify the pressure-temperature paths of the host rock in which they are found.

Andalusite is sometimes called "The Seeing Stone" because it is used in metaphysical works to calmly see the various parts of one's character without bias.

 Angel Aura Quartz (aka Opal Aura, Rainbow Aura, Pearl Aura)
Go to fullsize imageAngel Aura Quartz is quartz that is permanently treated by fusing platinum and/or silver crystals with heat and vacuum to give it its gorgeous angelic coloring. Mystical lore counts It a stone of high spiritual energy. It is said that it is very helpful to the aura which it can protect, balance, and bring energetic health.

 Angelite (Blue Anhydrite)
Go to fullsize imageThe color of light-blue angelite relates it to the fifth (throat) chakra, which governs communication.
Each of the blue and blue-green stones is associated with particular forms of communication. Turquoise helps one to enroll people in partnership for the achievement of goals and dreams. Aquamarine helps us to express our deepest spiritual truths.

Angelite is believed to be helpful in telepathic communication. If two people wished to be connected in that way while they were physically apart, they could each carry pieces of angelite. (This connection would be even deeper if the stones were programmed for that purpose.)  As its name suggests, it helps in communication with angels. You can also use it to connect with your animal spirit guides.

Angelite is one of the light-blue stones associated with the healing of anger. When we think of anger as a disconnection from others, it makes sense that a communication stone would help to heal relationships, not only with others, but also with oneself.

 Angel Wing (Alunite)
Go to fullsize imageAngel Wing (Alunite) - Angel Wing is a stone that can help balance yin/yang, physical and emotional energies as well as environmental energies, bringing unbalanced or dysfunctional energies into harmony. Because of this, angel wing has a stabilizing and grounding effect.

 Apache Tear
Go to fullsize imageApache tears are a kind of nodular obsidian (volcanic black glass). When polished, it is opaque to nearly translucent. The color ranges from brown to black. The Legend of the Apache Tear is this:
One day a party of Apache Indians was ambushed by an enemy tribe. The Apaches fought bravely but were greatly outnumbered and driven to the top of a high bluff. Their arrows gone and unable to fight and unwilling to be taken captive, they leapt from the cliffs to their death. Their women were understandably grief-stricken and wept over the bodies. Their teardrops froze when they hit the ground to become the lovely stones we know today as Apache Tears. It is said that whomever owns one of these stones will never cry again, for the Apache women shed enough tears already.
Apache Tears are said to especially relieve grief and sadness as well as assisting in giving and accepting forgiveness.  

 Apatite
Go to fullsize imageApatite is a stone that mystically can stimulate the thoughts and ideas. It is said to increase intellect, imagination, and intuitive awareness. As a meditation or awareness tool It is said to help you maintain focus, learn, concentrate effectively, think clearly, and communicate better. Apatite can be used to enhance the energies of other crystals and stones.

 Apophyllite
Go to fullsize imageThe name apophyllite refers to a specific group of phyllosilicate minerals,  a class of minerals that also includes the micas. Originally, the group name referred to a specific mineral, but was redefined in 1978 to stand for a class of minerals of similar chemical makeup that comprise a solid solution series, and includes the members fluorapophyllite, hydroxyapophyllite, natroapophyllite, and the very rare carletonite.
Apophyllite is an aid to meditation and helps make a conscious connection with the spiritual world.

 Aqua Aura (Aqua Aura Quartz)
Go to fullsize imageAqua Aura Quartz Crystals are created by taking natural quartz crystal formations and infusing them with pure Gold creating an immensely powerful protection combination which fuses the White, Blue and Gold Rays into an iridescent display of Light.
Aqua aura is quartz that is gold infused by taking 12 hours to heat the quartz to 1600F while setting a vacuum equal to 2 earth atmospheres, then letting chemically purified gold vapors into the chamber when the temperature and vacuum are correct. This bonds the gold to the lattice of the crystal, forming a permanent bond to the surface of the quartz and giving it an electric blue color.
Aqua Aura is an outstanding tool for people wishing to increase their psychic skills and awareness. Aqua Aura assists with meditation, telepathy, and psychic healing by bringing more intense energy to the effort.

 Aquamarine
Aquamarine (Lat. aqua marina, "water of the sea") is a gemstone -quality transparent variety ofberyl, having a delicate blue or bluish-green colour, suggestive of the tint of sea-water. It's closely related to emerald.
It occurs at most localities which yield ordinary beryl, some of the finest coming from Russia. The gem-gravels of Sri Lanka contain aquamarine. Clear yellow beryl, such as occurs in Brazil, is sometimes called aquamarine chrysolite. When corundum presents the bluish tint of typical aquamarine, it is often termed Oriental aquamarine.
Aquamarine is metaphysically known as a stone of courage and fortitude. It is said to assist with quick intellectual response.

 Aragonite
Aragonite is a carbonate mineral, a polymorph of the mineral calcite, both having the chemical composition CaCO3. Its structure differs from calcite and leads to a different crystal shape, an orthorhombic system with acicular crystals
Aragonite increases energy, in particular it increases the energy of prayers and magick charms. Metaphysically is it said to boost self-confidence and feelings of self-worth. Diminishes anger and relieving stress are other metaphysical . Aragonite is professed by mystical lore to be beneficial for chronic fatigue, hair loss.

 Aventurine (Green)
Go to fullsize imageAventurine is a form of quartz, characterised by its translucency and the presence of platy mineral occlusions that give a shimmering or glistening effect termed aventurescence. The most common colour of aventurine is green, but it may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue or gray.
Aventurine is said to benefit one in all areas of creativity, and imagination, as well as intellect and mental clarity. Lore says that it enhances prosperity and brings career success. It is a gentle stone energetically that gives a sense of calm and balance and enhances happiness. It also helps one to see alternatives and potentials in all situations, giving a positive outlook, courage and inner strength. It is also said to bring luck, especially in games of chance. Green aventurine is also a mystical stone of prosperity. Aventurine bring friendship to one's life. It is also a stone of protection energies. Folklore and metaphysical lore say that physically it is beneficial for blood, circulatory system, headaches, general health, and sleep disorders. Aventurine is associated with the heart chakra.

 Aventurine, Peach
Go to fullsize imagePeach aventurine gently increases the energy of the sacral chakra. It helps with decision making and can boost creativity. Physically it is beneficial for the lungs, heart, adrenal glands and urogenital system.

 Azurite
Go to fullsize imageAzurite is a carbonate mineral with chemical composition Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2, (copper carbonate hydroxide). Azurite is often found in association with the green mineral malachite as a result of the weathering and oxidation of copper sulfide minerals.
The name azurite comes from the Arabic word for blue. Azurite is used in jewelry and also collected as a beautiful mineral specimen.
Azurite is called the "stone of heaven." It aids in developing psychic awareness, psychic skills and abilities, enhances intuition, and is said to guide you to be accurate in depicting psychic experiences. It is also an excellent stone for meditation, allowing you to enter a meditative state easily. It can enhance prophesy and divination. Azurite is said to help control energy flow and bring just the right amount of energy to any situation. Physically, azurite is professed by folklore to be helpful for healing in general, cancer prevension, liver issues arthritis, joint problems, depression, sinuses, skin problems.

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Bixbite (Red Beryl)
Go to fullsize imageBixbite (also known as red beryl, red emerald, or scarlet emerald) is a red variety of beryl, Be3(Al,Mn)2Si6O18. It is very rare, only known to occur in a few locations in the western United States and one in Mexico. Bixbite was named after Maynard Bixby.
Bixbite occurs in topaz-bearing rhyolites. It formed by crystallizing under low pressure and high temperature from a pneumatolitic phase along fractures or within miarolitic cavities and rhyolitic magmas near the surface. Minerals it is found with include bixbyite, quartz, orthoclase, topaz, spessartine garnet, pseudobrookite and hematite. The red color is thought to be from manganese substituting for aluminium in the beryl structure.
Gem-quality bixbite is very rare, and the largest faceted gemstones are less than three carats (600 mg) in size.

Bixbite, is used by intuitives and mystics to bring harmony to relationships and enhance compatibility. It is also used to strengthen creativity energy.

 Bloodstone
Go to fullsize imageBloodstone, green jasper dotted with bright red spots of iron oxide, was treasured in ancient times and long served as the birthstone for March. This attractive chalcedony quartz is also known as Heliotrope because in ancient times polished stones were described as reflecting the sun: perhaps the appearance of the gem reminded the ancients of the red setting sun reflected in the ocean.

Medieval Christians often used bloodstone to carve scenes of the crucifixion and martyrs, leading it to also be dubbed martyr's stone. The legend of the origin of bloodstone says that it was first formed when some drops of Christ's blood fell and stained some jasper at the foot of the cross. A beautiful example of carved bloodstone with the seal of the German Emperor Rudolf II can be seen at the Louvre museum in Paris.
Even today, finely powdered bloodstone is used as a medicine and aphrodisiac in India. Perhaps that explains why today it is difficult to find fine specimens of bloodstone on the market. Bloodstone is mined in India, Australia, and the United States.

 It is said to help with calming, particularly in survival situations. It brings mystical energies of increasing adaptability and organization, and lessening confusion and anxiety.

 Blue Calcite
Go to fullsize imageBlue calcite is a calming and soothing stone. It amplifies energies, particularly in the areas of communications and thought.


 Blue Chalcedony
Go to fullsize imageChalcedony is one of the cryptocrystalline varieties of the mineral quartz, having a waxy luster. Chalcedony may be semitransparent or translucent and is usually white to gray, grayish-blue or some shade of brown, sometimes nearly black. Other shades have been given different names. A clear red chalcedony is known as carnelian or sard; a green variety colored by nickel oxide is called chrysoprase. Prase is a dull green and onyx is black and white banded. Plasma is a bright to emerald-green chalcedony that is sometimes found with small spots of jasper resembling blood drops; it has been referred to as blood stone or heliotrope. Chalcedony is one of the few minerals other than quartz that is found in geodes.

The term chalcedony is derived from the name of the ancient Greek town Chalkedon in Asia Minor, in modern English usually spelled Chalcedon.
Blue chalcedony is a stone with a gentle energy that feels kind of dreamy. Physically, blue chalcedony has been used for the eyes, open sores rapid healing, alzheimers, lactation, blood, circulation, bones, spleen, and gall bladder.

 Blue Lace Agate
Go to fullsize imageBlue Lace Agate: Blue lace agate is a beautiful, pale sky blue stone with concentric markings. It is a cryptocrystalline quartz stone. Agate is a banded chalcedony, the bands having been formed by rhythmic crystallization. Agates are found as nodules or geodes in siliceous volcanic rocks. This stone comes from southwest Africa.

Agate strengthens the power of the Sun in your astrological sign when you wear it. It helps you stay well-balanced. It sharpens the sight, illuminates the mind and helps you speak.  Blue lace agate helps you develop and realize your inner peace. These stones affect the physical body, first at the densest levels, and then at the levels of some of the higher bodies as well.

 As with all agates, it is a protective stone. Physically it has been used to aid with arthritis, headaches, digestive issues, growth, and bones.


 Blue Peruvian Opal (Blue Andean Opal)
Go to fullsize imageThis relatively rare stone comes from the Andes Mountains in Peru, hence its name. It frequently contains black dendrites (fernlike inclusions). This opal presumably gets its sea-blue color from a copper mineral. Only some of the beads on each strand we carry will be this shade of blue; other beads will be pale blue-grays and earth tone colors (ivory, beige and brown), making a lovely shore-and-sea palette. Beware of false stones on the market being sold as Peruvian blue opal; they usually are dyed agate. You also might come across a washed-out whitish opal from Peruvian mines with a hint of blue-green color, which has been dyed brighter in India or China. WThe Incas supposedly cherished this stone.

It is said to improve self-esteem and self-love. It is also said to be an aid to creativity and communication of all types.

 Blue Quartz (aka Dumortierite Quartz)
Go to fullsize imageBlue quartz, sometimes called dumortierite or dumortierite quartz, enhances organizational abilities, self-discipline and orderliness.

 Blue Tigers Eye (aka Hawk's Eye)
Go to fullsize imageBlue Tigers Eye, which is also known as Hawks Eye, enhances integrity of communication and practical communication.

 Bone, Dinosaur (Fossilized)
Go to fullsize imagePetrified or Fossilized Dinosaur Bone increases energy and memory.

 Botswana Agate
Go to fullsize imageBotswana Agate, gets its name from the only known source of this beautiful and interesting gemstone--Botswana, Africa. A beautiful and valued agate. Botswana Agate is considered favorable to those who work with plants, trees and around water as it is thought to draw positive energies from them.
Considered an excellent feminine power stone. Thought to help bring focus on solutions and work through emotional suppressions while enhancing creativity.
Thought to counteract all manner of poisons, including emotional and spiritual poisoning

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 Brecciated Jasper
Go to fullsize imageBrecciated Jasper (sometimes spelled brecceated jasper or bracciated jasper) has the qualities of enhancing organizational abilities, relaxation, and a sense of wholeness. It is occasionally used to assist when dowsing. It aligns the chakras and balances the yin-yang, physical, and emotional. It is a stone of protection, and is used in particular for protection during astral travel.

 Bronzite
Go to fullsize imageBronzite is a member of the pyroxene group of minerals, belonging with enstatite and hypersthene to the orthorhombic series of the group. Rather than a distinct species, it is really a ferriferous variety of enstatite, which owing to partial alteration has acquired a bronze-like sub-metallic luster on the cleavage surfaces.

Bronzite is called both a "Stone of Focused Action" and a "Stone of Courtesy". It is helpful for helping with certainty and with taking control of our actions.


 Bustamite
Go to fullsize imageBustamite is best known for its energetic ability to remove and clear energy blockages.


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Calcite
Go to fullsize imageThe carbonate mineral calcite is a calcium carbonate corresponding to the formula CaCO3 and is one of the most widely distributed minerals on the Earth's surface. It is a common constituent of sedimentary rocks, limestone in particular. It is also the primary mineral in metamorphic marble. It also occurs as a vein mineral in deposits from hot springs, and also occurs in caverns as stalactites and stalagmites. Calcite is often the primary constituent of the shells of marine organisms (e.g. plankton, bivalves, etc.). Calcite represents the stable form of calcium carbonate; aragonite will change to calcite at 470°C.

Calcite increases and amplifies energy. Calcite is a protecting, purifying, grounding and centering stone, and can help bring inner peace. It also increases creativity, imagination, and prosperity.

 Calcite, Pink Magnesium (Pink Manganocalcite)
Go to fullsize imagePink Manganocalcite (Pink Magnesium Calcite) is sometimes called the "Reiki Stone". It has a gentle but powerful energy, and is an excellent complement to energy healing modalities such as Reiki and Seichim because of its excellent properties of energy magnification.

 Carnelian
Go to fullsize imageCarnelian is a red or reddish-brown variant of chalcedony. The word is derived from the Latin word meaning flesh, in reference to the flesh color sometimes exhibited.
Carnelian also describes a particular shade of the color red. The alternate spelling "cornelian" is sometimes used, perhaps evolving from the adoption of the color as one of the official colors of Cornell University.

Carnelian is an agate class of chalcedony that is a stone of creativity, individuality and courage. Like all agates, it has protection energies. It can aid memory, including recall of past lives. It can assist one in finding the right mate. It is also a stone of protection in general and from anger, jealousy and fear. In addition it can help with manifestation of one's desires, and brings good luck. Carnelian can help ease or remove sorrows. It also helps stabilize energies in the home. It is sometimes called the "actor's stone". Carnelian is associated with the root and sacral chakras. Physically, carnelian has been used to heal open sores, rejuvenate tissues and cells, rheumatism, kidney stones and other kidney problems, gall stones, colds, pollen allergies, and neuralgia.


 Caribbean Blue Chalcedony
Go to fullsize imageCaribbean Blue Chalcedony is a stone related to the element of water. Although it is dyed to give it such a bright blue color, the coloring fits is basic "watery" nature.


 Cat's Eye (Natural, Chrysoberyl)
Go to fullsize imageNatural Cat's Eye(chrysoberyl) is a stone of good fortune and good luck. It is said to bring serenity and happiness, along with optimism and generosity.


 Catlinite
Go to fullsize imageCatlinite (also Pipestone) is a type of red, metamorphosed mudstone (argillite) rock occurring in a matrix of Sioux quartzite. The stone is quarried by Native Americans for use as sacred pipes called calumets (Fr: "hollow reed"). The quarries are found and preserved in the Pipestone National Monument outside of Pipestone, Minnesota, in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, and at the Pipestone River in Manitoba, Canada.

Catlinite has the quality of connecting the spiritual and the physical. It can be used to ground prayer and ritual into the physical, everyday life. It is also a very protective stone. Catlinite is also used for communication with spirits and the ancestors.

 Cavansite
Go to fullsize imageCavansite is a deep blue hydrous calcium vanadium phyllosilicate mineral with formula: Ca(VO)Si4O10ܪ(H2O). It forms vitreous to pearly translucent orthorhombic crystals which may be acicular in radiating clusters. It has a Mohs hardness of 3 - 4 and a specific gravity of 2.33. Cavansite occurs as a secondary mineral in basaltic rocks along with a variety of zeolite minerals. Occurances include Poona, India; Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; North Island, New Zealand; and Columbia and Malheur County, Oregon, USA. It was discovered in 1967 in Malheur Co., Oregon and named for its calcium vanadium silicate composition

Cavansite is a stone that aids in many psychic areas. It can stimulate intuition greatly, heightens psychic awareness, stimulates the third eye, and enhances channeling abilities.

 Celestite
Go to fullsize imageCelestite (SrSO4) is a mineral consisting of strontium sulfate. The mineral is also known as celestine and is named for its occasional delicate blue color.
Celestite occurs as crystals, and also in compact massive and fibrous forms. It is mostly found in sedimentary rocks, often associated with the minerals gypsum, anhydrite, and halite.
The mineral is found worldwide, usually in small quantities. Pale blue crystal specimens are found in Madagascar.

Celestite is said to be an angelic stone. It can connect you to all aspects of the angelic realm, and to angels themselves. It is said that celestite was given powers by angels to raise consciousness, and to bring guidance from the angels.

 Charoite
Go to fullsize imageCharoite is rare mineral found only close to the Chary River at Aldanin the siberian region of Russia. looks like a purple granite or purple marble. charoite has a hardness of 5 and a specific gravity around 2.6. charoite is used as an ornamental stone and sometimes a gem stone.

Charoite is called a "Stone of Transformation" and is a stone of power. In particular it transforms negative emotions such as anger and fear into positive feelings. As part of the transformation process it allows release of those negative emotions

 Chevron Amethyst
Chevron amethyst combines the strengthening and enhancing qualities of quartz with the stress relieving qualities of amethyst.

 Chiastolite
Go to fullsize imageThe mineral chiastolite is a variety of Andalusite with the chemical composition Al2OSiO4. It contains cross-shaped inclusions of carbon.

Chiastolite is a variety of andalusite, also knows as the "Cross Stone" because of its cross pattern of different colors that occurrs naturally. Chiastolite is a stone of balance and harmony.

 Chlorite
Go to fullsize imageChlorite is considered one of the most powerful healing stones. It cleanses and purifies the aura, chakras and other energy centers.

 Chrysacolla (Chrysocolla)
Go to fullsize imageCuprite is a copper-based mineral characterized by a deep red color and is most frequently requested by healers. It is often found with Chrysacolla, a blue-green copper-based gemstone. It is believed to be a powerful source of life-force energized, and a stone for feminine empowerment. This stone is excellent for stone layouts or set in jewelry. Psychic impressions suggest that this stone is a master in healing through emotion expression. It is useful to one for expressing those emotions which are fire bases such as anger, fear, passion or excitement. It is also an excellent ally to use in the treatment of inflammatory dis-ease caused by an excess of anger, resentment or fear.

 Chrysoprase
Go to fullsize imageChrysoprase (also chrysophrase) is a gemstone variety of chalcedony (fibrous form of quartz) that contains small quantities of nickel. Its color is normally apple-green, but varies to deep green. It is cryptocrystalline, which means that it is composed of crystals so fine that they cannot be seen as distinct particles under normal magnification.

Chrysoprase is powerful stone. It brings good fortune and prosperity, as well as business success.


 Citrine
Go to fullsize imageCitrine, also called citrine quartz or citrine topaz, is an amber-coloured gemstone. It is a form of quartz with ferric iron impurities, and is rarely found naturally. Most commercial citrine is in fact artificially heated amethyst or smoky quartz. Brazil is the leading producer of naturally mined citrine, with much of its production coming from the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Citrine is known as a "success" stone because it is said in folklore to promote success and abundance, especially in business and commerce.

 Copper
Go to fullsize imageIn Greek times, the metal was known by the name chalkos (?a????). Copper was a very important resource for the Romans and Greeks. In Roman times, it became known as aes Cyprium (aes being the generic Latin term for copper alloys such as bronze and other metals, and Cyprium because so much of it was mined in Cyprus). From this, the phrase was simplified to cuprum and then eventually Anglicized into the English copper.

Copper was known to some of the oldest civilizations on record, and has a history of use that is at least 10,000 years old. A copper pendant was found in what is now northern Iraq that dates to 8700 BC. By 5000 BC there are signs of copper smelting, the refining of copper from simple copper oxides such as malachite or azurite. The earliest signs of gold use, by contrast, appear around 4000 BC.

Copper is considered a mineral of energy and mental agility. In legend, copper is said to be the metal of the God Hermes, who facilitates that mental agility, and quick wit. Copper is an excellent conductor of energy, from electricity to the mystical subtle energies emanating from higher planes, etc. Thus, copper is said to enhance and transmit thoughts, even over long distances. Physically, copper is used in traditional folk remedy and crystal healing lore to bring in additional energies for all types of healing, treatment of arthritis, relieving pain of broken bones, sexual instability, and low energy.

 Coral
Go to fullsize imageCorals are gastrovascular marine cnidarians (phylum Cnidaria; class Anthozoa) existing as small sea anemone-like polyps, typically forming colonies of many individuals. The group includes the important reef builders known as hermatypic corals, found in tropical oceans, and belonging to the subclass Zoantharia of order Scleractinia (formerly Madreporaria). The latter are also known as stony corals in as much as the living tissue thinly covers a skeleton composed of calcium carbonate.

A coral "head" is formed of many individual polyps, each polyp only a few millimetres in diameter. The colony of polyps functions essentially as a single organism by sharing nutrients via a well developed gastrovascular network, and the polyps are clones, each having the same genetic structure. Each polyp generation grows on the skeletal remains of previous generations, forming a structure that has a shape characteristic of the species, but subject to environmental influences.

Coral is a stone of organic origin. Coral can be used to reconnect with nature and its variety of wonders. Coral also attracts love and prosperity, particularly red coral, which is a stone of passion.

 Covellite
Go to fullsize imageCovellite (also know as covelline) is a crystalline form of copper(II) sulfide (CuS). In appearance it is an enchanting indigo blue. It is associated with chalcosite in zones of secondary enrichment (supergene) of copper sulfide deposits. Commonly found with and as coatings on chalcocite, chalcopyrite, bornite, enargite, pyrite, and other sulfides. Often occurs as pseudomorphic replacements after other minerals. Very rare occurrence as a volcanic sublimate at Mount Vesuvius the site of its discovery or first description by N. Covelli (1790 - 1829).

Covellite is high energy stone that is excellent for psychic and intuitive work of many kinds. It can enhance intuitive and psychic abilities, and is a very good meditation stone. It strengthens the connection to the higher self.

 Crazy Lace Agate
Go to fullsize imageCrazy Lace Agate is a balancing and protecting stone. It brings laughter and absorbs emotional pain. Crazy Lace Agate is used to help with decision making by balancing the physical, emotional, and mental so that it is easy to make decisions. It also helps one stay focused.

 Cuprite
Go to fullsize imageCuprite is a mineral composed of copper(I) oxide Cu2O, and is an important ore of copper. Its dark crystals with red internal reflections are in the isometric system, appearing as cubic, octahedral, or dodecahedral forms, or in combinations, with a deep red color. In spite of its nice color it is rarely used for jewelry because of its low hardness of 3.5 -4

Cuprite has been a major ore of copper and is still mined in many places around the world. Of all the copper ores except for native copper, cuprite gives the greatest yield of copper per molecule since there is only one oxygen atom to every two copper atoms. As a mineral specimen, cuprite shows fine examples of well-developed cubic crystal forms. Cuprite's dark crystals show internal reflections of the true deep red inside the almost black crystal. Other varieties, such as chalcotrichite, show tufts of needle-like crystals that have a beautiful red color and a special sparkle that make them popular display cabinet specimens.

Mystically it is used to recall and examine past life experiences. It has been historically said to help heal one's relationship with their father. Traditional folklore and crystal healing lore purport that cuprite is helpful for healing problems with the thymus, heart, blood metabolism (especially imbalances), muscle tissue, skeletal system, oxygenation of the blood, stamina, kidneys, menstrual cramps, certigo, water retention, vitamin absorption, addictions and alcoholism.

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Dalmatian Jasper
Go to fullsize imageNatural Healers use Jaspers for Protection, to nurture and protect against negativity. Dalmatian Jasper is just the stone you need when you want a pick-me-up. Jasper helps us release our tendencies to over think or over analyze things. When you wear it, your mood lifts immediately. Make sure you wear it to places you are expecting to have a dull time.


 Danburite
Go to fullsize imageDanburite is a crystalline mineral similar to topaz. its chemical formula is CaB2{SiO2}2. Hardness 7-7.5, S.G. 3.0. The mineral has an orthorhombic crystal form. It is named for Danbury, Connecticut, USA where it was first discovered
Danburite is associated with the crown chakra and also can enhance the functionality of all the chakras.

 Danburite amplifies the properties and effects of other stones. It will open and release energy blockages, assisting healing on all levels. Thus it is an excellent healing stone. Danburite is also helpful in strengthening clarity and perceptiveness. It also lessens issues of self-pride as well as diminishing blockages.

 Diamond
Go to fullsize imageDiamond is a stone that bonds relationships and enhances love. It brings longevity, particularly to relationships, balance, clarity and abundance. It can amplify one's thoughts, strengths, and weaknesses. It gives one who wears or carries it courage and hope. Historically, crushed diamond has been used as a cure for many ailments. Diamond is associated with the crown chakra.

 Dichroic Glass
Go to fullsize imageDichoric glass was originally created for the space and laser industries, and was developed extensively by NASA. The word dichroic means "two colors" because of the two or more colors that the glass reflects and transmits. Dichroic glass is popularly said to have no metaphysical properties.

 Dioptase
Go to fullsize imageDioptase is an intense emerald-green to bluish-green copper cyclosilicate mineral. It is transparent to translucent. Its luster is vitreous to sub-adamantine. Its formula is CuSiO3·H2O (also reported as: CuSiO2(OH)2). It has a hardness of 5, the same as tooth enamel. It specific gravity is 3.28 - 3.35, and it has two perfect and one very good cleavage directions.

Additionally, dioptase is very fragile and specimens must be handled with great care. It is a trigonal mineral, forming 6-sided crystals that are terminated by rhombohedron’s. Dioptase is a rare mineral found mostly in desert regions were it forms as a secondary mineral in the oxidized zone of copper sulfide mineral deposits. However, the process of its formation is not simple, the oxidation of copper sulfides should be insufficient to crystallize dioptase as silica is normally minutely soluble in water except at highly alkaline pH. The oxidation of sulfides will generate highly acidic fluids rich in sulfuric acid that should suppress silica solubility. However, in dry climates and with enough time, especially in areas of a mineral deposit where acids are buffered by carbonate, minute quantities of silica may react with dissolved copper forming dioptase and chrysocolla.

Dioptase is a stone of healing that has a refreshing energy. It can help heal in many ways emotionally, including helping get one started clearing one's issues, and releasing negative emotions. It promotes healing from abuse, neglect, sadness, and despair.

 Dolomite
Go to fullsize imageMineral, calcium magnesium carbonate, CaMg (CO3)2. It is commonly crystalline and is white, gray, brown, or reddish in color with a vitreous to pearly luster. The magnesium is sometimes replaced in part by iron or manganese.
2 Carbonate rock composed chiefly of the mineral dolomite, similar to limestone but somewhat harder and heavier. The rock may be metamorphosed into dolomitic marble. Most dolomites probably originated from the partial replacement of the calcium in limestone by magnesium. Its chief uses are as a building stone, for the manufacture of refractory furnace linings, and as basic magnesium carbonate for pipe coverings. Formations of dolomite are very widespread (occurring in Europe, the United States, Africa, Brazil, and Mexico) and notably in the region of the Alps now called the Dolomites, where the rock was first studied by Dolomieu.

Dolomite is a gentle stone that encourages charitable actions, generosity and giving of all kinds, as well as receiving. It also encourages energetic thinking, original thinking, spontaneity, creativity, and manifestation.

 Dumortierite (Blue Quartz)
Go to fullsize imageDumortierite (blue quartz) enhances organizational abilities, self-discipline and orderliness. This enhancement is believed to be due to the effect it can have of balancing the throat chakra and enhancing communication between lower chakras/physical energy and the higher chakras/mental/spiritual energy. It highly reduces difficulties of scattered mind and disorganization. In addition, it encourages one to see and accept reality, and react to it in an intelligent manner in one's own behalf.

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 Emerald
Go to fullsize imageEmerald, the green variety of beryl, of which aquamarine is the blue variety. Chemically, it is a beryllium-aluminum silicate whose color is due to small quantities of chromium compounds. The emerald was highly esteemed in antiquity; the stones were used for ornaments in early Egypt where some of the first emeralds were mined.

The finest emeralds are found in South America in Colombia, where they have been mined for over 400 years. The gem was a favorite in pre-Columbian Mexico and Peru, where it was cut in intricate designs. The treasure taken back to Spain by early explorers included emeralds. Good emeralds are the most highly valued of gem stones. India, Zimbabwe, and Australia are minor sources of the natural stones. Synthetic emeralds are also manufactured in Germany, France, and the United States. The Oriental emerald, a different gem, is the transparent green variety of corundum

Emerald is a stone of love and romance. It brings and enhances joy, cleansing, clairvoyance, memory, and faith. It also benefits intuition and communication, and promotes truthfulness. Emerald is associated with the heart chakra.

 Epidote
Go to fullsize imageEpidote is a calcium aluminium iron sorosilicate mineral, Ca2(Al, Fe)3(SiO4)3(OH), crystallizing in the monoclinic system. Well-developed crystals are of frequent occurrence: they are commonly prismatic in habit, the direction of elongation being perpendicular to the single plane of symmetry. The faces are often deeply striated and crystals are often twinned. Many of the characters of the mineral vary with the amount of iron present for instance, the color, the optical constants, and the specific gravity (3.33).

The hardness is 6.5. The color is green, grey, brown or nearly black, but usually a characteristic shade of yellowish-green or pistachio-green. The pleochroism is strong, the pleochroic colors being usually green, yellow and brown. Clinozoisite is white or pale rose-red variety containing very little iron, thus having the same chemical composition as the orthorhombic mineral zoisite.

Epidote is a stone of increase. Epidote has a tendency to increase anything it touches, whether the thing it touches is energy or a material object. It is a stone that enhances emotional and spiritual growth. It cleanses repressed emotions once and for all. It opens the way for those who have denied spiritual growth, and those drawn to epidote are being rocked forcefully into spiritual awakening.

 Euclase
Go to fullsize imageEuclase is called the happiness stone. It increases happiness by stimulating activity ruled by the heart and intuition. The energy of euclase is like a moving river in the way it cleanses blockages from the etheric body. Euclase helps one reach for goals and attain the ultimate in any area. It awakens creativity, and the forces of creativity and manifestation. It is also a wonderful crystal for improving communication skills. Euclase stimulates the crown, throat, and heart chakras.

 Eudialyte
Go to fullsize imageEudialyte is considered a personal power stone that increases and revitalizes one's personal power. Psychically, eudialyte helps with clairaudience, manifestation, and psychic resonance and abilities, and is a psychically protective stone. It is sometimes considered a "fine tuner". Eudialyte is also a stone of the heart, bringing harmony of heart matters, and dispelling jealousy. As eudialyte combines pink and red, it also brings the root and heart chakras into alignment, as well as activating the heart chakra. Emotionally it is helpful for learning to trust oneself and others, and eases compulsive behavior and thinking. Physically, eudialyte is good for healing the emotions, increasing vitality, eye problems, pancreas, thyroid, and purifying the blood.

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Faden Quartz
Go to fullsize imageFaden crystals (pronounced "FAH-den") is a rare formation of crystal in which there are inclusions of one or more white thread-like fibrous line formations. The Faden line is visible withint the crystal structure because it is surrounded by fluid filled or gaseous chambers or is possibly missing a molecule of oxygen. Faden crystals enhance connections of all types, including attunement between one and another. They are good for astral travel and travel on alternate dimensions. Fadens help with physical, mental and emotional stability.

 Fairy Quartz
Go to fullsize imageFairy Quartz is a fledgling Spirit Quartz, showing the milky white lazer wand point and a light coating of smaller crystals growing on it. Fairy Quartz has a very soothing energy, which brings peace and calm to those in its energy field, including the groups, families, and individuals. This soothing energy is extremely beneficial for emotional pain or illness. It also brings heightened energy even as it calms. Fairy Quartz is great for meditation. Physically, Fairy Quartz is used for detoxifying the body and tissues, removing pain, and overall healing.

 Fire Agate
Go to fullsize imageFire Agate is a layered stone. The layers are small enough that light entering them forms interference colors known as "fire." The gem is thought to be formed when hot water saturated with colloidal silica and iron oxide invades cavities in country rock and begin to cool. Chalcedony with iron oxide begins to grow on any available surface (the iron oxide gives the basic brown color to the gem). As the solutions began to precipitate and grow layers of silica and iron oxide would be deposited depending on the relative level of those elements in solution and underlying conditions. These alternating silica and iron oxide layers (Schiller layers) cause the brilliant fire in the gem. As iron oxide ran out in the solution colorless chalcedony continued to grow.

Fire agate is a stone of courage, protection, and strength. Mystical lore says that it relieves fears, halts gossip and even reflects any threat of harm back to the source. Fire agate can help with spiritual advancement and progression. It promotes and enhances energy, including meditation, ritual, and spiritual healing energies. It also balances masculine (active) and feminine (receptive) energies. It is also said that it can take the edge off the emotional charge of problems. Fire agate is often used in spells to increase skills in communication in writing and speaking. It can also heighten creative visualization. Metaphysical healing lore professes that fire agate enhances all healing energies, and assists with healing of the circulatory system, lymph system, intestines.

 Fluorite
Go to fullsize imagefluorite (flu'?rit) or fluorspar (flu'?rspär) , mineral appearing in various colors, e.g., green, yellow-brown, rose, and red. Chemically, it is calcium fluoride, CaF2. Its crystals, commonly cubic, are transparent or translucent and under certain conditions exhibit fluorescence. The mineral also occurs in granular and massive forms. Fluorite is found in various parts of the world, especially in England, Germany, Mexico, and in Kentucky and Illinois in the United States. Its chief use is as a flux in metallurgy, but it is also employed in the preparation of hydrofluoric acid and in the manufacture of opal glass and enamel; some of its colorless crystals are used for making lenses and prisms.

Fluorite is used to purify and detoxify both the spirit and places. It is often recommended placed around computers and the workplace to reduce stress and relieve negative forces.

Fluorite promotes spiritual and psychic wholeness and development, truth, protection, and brings peace. It protects psychically and in the physical realm. It helps one meditate and learn to go past the "chatter" that our minds tend to generate when first learning to meditate. It can help get rid of mental blocks and similar mental issues. Physically it helps general health throughout the body's main skeletal and muscular systems. All colors are also good for auric cleansing.
 
Fossils
Go to fullsize imageFossils can help increase accomplishments in the area of business and add excellence to one's environment. They also aid one in being open to change and new ideas. Traditionally, fossils have been used to aid in curing diseases and ailments of the skeletal system, bones, hands, and feet.

 Fuschite
Go to fullsize imageFuschite is sometimes called the "stone of health" in part because it can help access information on health. Fuschite can also help one bounce back after emotional or physical problems. It can also help get information on daily routine, stress, pets, and career. Fuschite also can bring friendliness, compassion, and lightheartedness. It is said to speed deep healing by assisting with recovery and immunity. It also increases energy transfer when multiple stones are used for healing.

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Gaia Stone
Go to fullsize imageGaia Stone is green obsidian from volcanish ash of the eruption of Mt. St. Helen's, and carries strong Earth energy, even the "soul of the Earth." Gaia Stone enhances Goddess connection, connection with Earth and Earth devas. It also brings prosperity. Gaia Stone is especially good for self-healing emotional wounds and past traumas. Gaia Stone is primarily associated with the heart chakra, but can also be used to harmonize all the chakras.

 Galaxite
Go to fullsize imageGalaxite, or Galaxyite, is a micro-labradorite with intense energy. It is sometimes known as the "aura stone" because one of its most noticable energetic characteristics is that of protecting, cleansing, and balancing the aura. It can protect the aura also by stopping energy leakages. Galaxite is also a stone of transformation, especially assisting in spiritual, mystical, and intuitive growth and transformation. It enhances both the conscious intellect and the subsconscious mind, and eases stress and anxiety. Galaxite is helpful for astral travel and astral projection. It can also assist in contacting beings from other dimensions and planes. Physically, galaxite is helpful for stress-related illnesses, anxiety disorders, brain disorders, digestion, metabolic illnesses. Galaxite is associated primarily with the crown chakra.

 Galena
Go to fullsize imageGalena is a primary source of lead, and as such is not recommended for internal use such as making gem elixirs. It is, though, a "stone of harmony" and brings healing, calmness, efficiency, receptivity, communication and insight. It has been known to decrease inflammations and skin eruptions, and help with circulation problems and hair growth. Carried in a medicine bag or pocket, though, it has grounding properties.

 Garnet
Go to fullsize imageThe name "garnet" comes from the Latin granatus, a grain possibly in reference to malum garanatum (pomegranate) a plant with red seeds similar in shape, size and color to some garnet crystals.
There is a misconception that garnets are a red gem but in fact they come in a wide variety of colors including purple, red, orange, yellow, green, brown, black, or colorless. The lack of a blue garnet was remedied in 1998 following the discovery of color-change blue to red/pink material in Bekily, Madagascar, These stones are very rare. Color-change garnets are by far the rarest garnets except uvarovite, which does not come in cuttable sizes. In daylight, their color can be shades of green, beige, brown, gray and rarely blue, to a reddish or purplish/pink color in incandescent light. By composition, these garnets are a mix of spessartine and pyrope, as are Malaya garnets.

The color change of these new garnets is often more intense and more dramatic than the color change of top quality Alexandrite which is frequently disappointing, but still sells for many thousands of dollars (US) per carat. It is expected that blue color-change garnets will match Alexandrite prices or even exceed them as the color change is often better and these garnets are much rarer. The blue color-change type is mainly caused by relatively high amounts of vanadium (about 1 wt.% V2O3).

Garnet is a stone of romantic love and passion. It is used in metaphysics to enhance sensuality, sexuality, and intimacy. It is said to bring positive thoughts and boosts energy, and be excellent for manifestation. It can also assist mystically with success in one's career and building one's self-confidence. It is also a protective energy stone which is especially effective for protection from evil, and is used for gentle spiritual healing. Lore says that garnet can heal the blood, heart and lungs. Garnet is associated primarily with the root chakra, but also with other chakras depending on its color.

 Gaspeite
Go to fullsize imageGaspeite is a recently discovered stone in the western hemisphere, found in 1966 and was initially a discarded byproduct of nickel sulfide mining. Emotionally, it reduces distress and brings assurance. It also reduces ignorance, particularly emotional ignorance. It also helps attracts friends and friendship. Aboriginals use gaspeite to bring visions and grant success. Metaphysically, gaspeite is best known for helping to bring spirituality into every day life. It brings good fortune and helps prevent loss. Physically gaspeite has been used for heart problems, lungs, andgallbladder. Gaspeite is primarily related to the heart chakra.

 Girasol
Go to fullsize imageGirasol is a stone of gentle but powerful energy. It can enhance and mirror feelings. This makes it excellent for visualization, imagination, dreamwork, and guided direction of energy. Girasol enhances communication skills including freely speaking thoughts you've been holding back. Girasol encourages and enhances creativity in the artistic and practical areas. It is also a powerful healing stone that works in a strong but gentle way to enhance healing on all levels. Girasol is particularly helpful for metabolic disorders like diabetes and others, and fatigue and chronic fatigue.

 Glendonite (Glendenite)
Go to fullsize imageGlendonite is a teaching stone of learning, discovery, and understanding . It supports the learning process by helping process information and thoughts in easy to understand terms. Because of this, it may help discover one's life purpose. Physically glendenite helps heal broken bones, abrasions, regenerates cells, and makes teeth and bones stronger. It is also known as a stone that helps make a loving home and good family life.

 Gold
Go to fullsize imageGold is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Au (L. aurum) and atomic number 79. A soft, shiny, yellow, heavy, malleable, ductile (trivalent and univalent) transition metal, gold does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine, fluorine and aqua regia. The metal occurs as nuggets or grains in rocks and in alluvial deposits and is one of the coinage metals.

Gold is used as a monetary standard for many nations and is also used in jewelry, dentistry, and in electronics. Its ISO currency code is XAU.
While the 14 Karat gold filled jewelry is not solid gold, the gold in the gold filled wire can still have an energetic impact.

Traditional folklore and crystal healing metaphysical lore say the following about gold. Gold can balance energy fields, and is beneficial for opening and balancing the third eye and crown chakras. It can also balance the heart chakra. It can remove negative energy from the chakras and bring in the positive from the stones it is with. It has been used to bring wealth, happiness and good feelings. Gold is a mineral of spirituality, understanding, and attunement to nature. It attracts positive energy and is a great healing mineral.

 Gold Reef Quartz
Go to fullsize imageGold Reef Quartz is a combination of clear quartz and chlorite. The quartz brings high energy and chlorite is a very power healing mineral. Gold Reef Quartz is good for crystal healing layouts, warding off psychic attack, warding or guarding an environment. They are excellent healing stones, and are helpful for healing on all levels. Gold Reef Quartz can also help diminish and remove anger, frustration, and hostility.

 Golden Healer Quartz Crystal
Go to fullsize imageGolden Healer crystals are excellent for crystal healing, and are said to be helpful when used in any healing situation. Golden Healers also help keep contact with the spiritual worlds. It is said by some that Golden Healers access Christ consciousness as well as activating the solar plexus chakra to join our will with Divine will. Golden Healers also align all the chakras and balance yin/yang energies.

 Goshenite
Go to fullsize imageGoshenite is colorless beryl. It is a stone of truthfulness that encourages truth in all actions and particularly in giving one's word. Goshenite bring self-control, creativity, and originality. It makes communication easier and can stabilize relationships. Goshenite is used for healing the leg muscles.

 Green Calcite
Go to fullsize imageGreen Calcite: This stone is a pastel green colored variety of calcite, a mineral family that comes in a variety of colors. It is a calcium carbonate mineral with a hardness of 3. Green Calcite is found in China, the USA and Mexico.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say Green Calcite is one of the softest, most gently healing stones. It is said to emanate a mild vibration which facilitates calming & relaxation, balancing the emotions, and to be an excellent tool for re-centering and bringing tranquility to the emotional body.

Green calcite increases success, prosperity, business, and fertility of all kinds. It is an excellent stone for gardening. It is also considered a stone of manifestation because of it's ability to develop increase in all areas. Green calcite enhances intuition and psychic abilities. In the physical realm, green calcite benefits the heart, thymus, chest, shoulders, and lower lungs, heartburn, nervous tics, stammering, neurosis, arthritis and joint pain, kidney, bladder, general pain. Green calcite is also especially beneficial for healing tumors and other malignancies.
 Green Millennium
Go to fullsize imageGreen Millennium is a stone of balance and harmony in changing times. It can help bring a state of emotionally detached focus, and creates a feeling of safety, allowing healing and balance of one's deepest fears which are exacerbated by changing times. It strengthens the immune system, repairs holes in the aura, helps with addictions, nightmares, anxiety, loss of focus, digestion of emotionally troubling experiences. Carrying a piece of the rough stone or a polished piece in the pocket will be helpful to start the process of bringing cohesive energy flow to ones life.
 Gyrolite
Go to fullsize imageGyrolite often forms nodular aggregates. These aggregates can appear glassy, dull or even fiberous. Unlike other similar looking minerals (such as prehnite or smithsonite), gyrolite usually forms individual nodules as opposed to botryoidal or crustal growths. The aggregate nodules can often accompany many fine and rare minerals such as apophyllite, okenite and many of the zeolites. Much gyrolite forms inside of volcanic bubbles called vesicles and can only add another element to the surreal "landscape" inside.

Gyrolite is a mineral that has particularly positive effects on the metaphysical properties of other minerals by activating them and cleansing them. It is used to connect the physical body with the auric bodies. Gyrolite is good for meditation and is said to bring the wisdom of ancient civilizations, insight, willpower, and stability. It is also said to assist with self-confidence, as well as overcome excessive introversion and addictive behaviors. Mystical and Healing Lore purports that gyrolite helps align the spine, assimilation of calcium, cellular maintenance, bone structure, acupuncture, and emotional healing.

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Hawk's Eye (Blue Tiger's Eye)
Go to fullsize imageBlue Tigers Eye, which is also known as Hawks Eye, enhances integrity of communication and practical communication. It can help find courage to recognize thoughts and ideas, and the willpower to carry them into the physical realm. Blue tigers eye can be used for protection, especially of the upper chakras. It is also said to bring good luck to one who wears or carries it. Blue tigers eye is associated primarily with the throat chakra.

 Hematite
Hematite is a metallic gray iron oxide mineral with a hardness of about 6. Its name comes from the Greek word for blood, since when it is cut, the coolant becomes red. Gem grade Hematite is found in Europe, Brazil & the USA.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say that Hematite can assist in purification of the energies of our physical and energetic circulatory systems. It is the the most widely used stone for 'grounding', and it is said to energize both the root chakra at the base of the spine & the 'Earth Star' below the feet.

Hematite is known as a "stone for the mind". It brings mental organization and is very grounding and calming. It helps with original thinking, logical thinking, and mathematics. It decreases negativity and can help balance the body/mind/spirit. Physically it has been used to keep the body cool, to decrease blood disorders, nervous problems and insomnia, as well as align the spine and mend broken bones. Hematite is associated with the root (base) chakra. During my first trip to the Tucson Rock and Gem Shows, I carried a piece of hematite around in each pocket to help ground me from all the strong crystal energy there. Hematite is good at grounding out excess energy and acting as a stabilizing force.

 Hemimorphite
Go to fullsize imageHemimorphite is a stone that helps one attain a positive self-image including self-esteem and self-respect. It assists in personal growth on all levels, and helps one evolve and transform in healthy ways. Hemimorphite is a stone that bring joy and creativity to one's life. For crystal healing, hemimorphite is an excellent stone that can bring strong but gentle healing energy as well as assisting the healer in accessing ancient healing techniques. Hemimorphite is sometimes used for protection from malice and poisoning. Additionally, hemimorphite brings good fortune and good luck. Physically, hemimorphite is great for regaining or maintaining healing and is particularly healing for pain relief, ulcers, blood diseases, cellular disease or disorder. Hemimorphite is associated with the heart chakra.

 Herkimer "Diamond" Quartz
Go to fullsize imageHerkimer 'Diamonds' are quartz crystals found in the hills in and around Herkimer, New York. They are known for their characteristic short, stubby, double-terminated shape and their unusual brilliance. They have a hardness of 7.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say that Herkimer 'Diamonds' are stones which open us to inner vision. They are said to enhance dreams and meditation, and to activate one's connection to the Higher Self. They may also be used to improve telepathy, clairvoyance & other psychic abilities.

Herkimer Diamond is called the "stone of attunement". While it is not actually diamond, it is a quartz that often resembles the sparkling clarity of diamonds. It can be metaphysically programmed to attune one to an environment, a situation, a quality, or most anything. It is said to assist with balance on the mental, emotional and physical levels. It can be used effectively to clear and open any chakra. It is professed to relieve tension and thereby promote peace of mind. Psychically, it's useful for auric cleansing and dream recall. Mystical lore says that physically it can be used to heal addictions and remove toxins. Herkimer Diamond is associated with the crown chakra.

 Heulandite
Go to fullsize imageHeulandite is in the mineral family of zeolites whose crystals have been grown aboard the space shuttle. It is one of the stones that is said to bring one ancient mystical information from Atlantis Lemuria including techniques and traditions. Heulandite is a stone that promotes receptiveness and having an open mind even in situations that it is normally difficult. As a psychic tool, heulandite is used for past-life recall in addition to accessing Atlantean / Lemurian information. This stone is an excellent emotional healer for dealing with loss of all kinds, especially grief. Physically, heulandite can assist with weight loss (obesity), balance and inner ear problems, foot issues, and respiration. Heulandite is considered to be associated primarily with the crown chakra.

 Hiddenite
Go to fullsize imageHiddenite is the green variety of spodumene, as kunzite is the pink variety, and it is a stone that is known best for attracting prosperity. It also is a heart chakra stone that provides protection and support for the emotions. Hiddenite helps relieve loss, particularly in the areas of love or money. It is a very calming stone, and helps engender compassion for others. It also brings trust to relationships of all kinds. Psychically, it is said to help connect with other worlds and help transfer knowledge from them and bring insight. It also stimulates the intellect. Physically it is helpful for helping regain youthful-type vigor, skin issues, and circulation, plus any diseases from repressed emotions.

 Honey Calcite
Go to fullsize imageHoney Calcite: This stone is a rich brown colored variety of calcite, a mineral family that comes in a variety of colors. It is a calcium carbonate mineral with a hardness of 3. Honey Calcite is found in China, the USA and Mexico.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say that Honey Calcite is a good stone for soothing and grounding. It is believed to be able to help one relax and recharge one's energies, both physical and spiritual. It is said to aid in tasks requiring organized thinking and planning, and to help one manifest one's dreams.

Honey calcite is a stone that gently amplifies energy. It also assists in the challenges associated with change. Honey calcite enhances psychic abilities, astral projection and higher consciousness. It also enhances intellect and memory. Honey calcite is associated with the sacral and solar plexus chakras.

 Howlite
Go to fullsize imageHowlite decreases an overly critical state of mind, selfishness, stress, pain, and rudeness. It increases sublety and tact. It helps bones, teeth, calcium levels and leg cramps. It also heightens creativity.

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Iolite
Go to fullsize imageThe property that made iolite so valuable to the Vikings is extreme pleochroism. Iolite has different colors in different directions in the crystal. A cube cut from iolite will look a violetish blue almost like sapphire from one side, clear as water from the other, and a honey yellow from the top. This property led some people to call iolite "water sapphire" in the past, a name that is now obsolete.

Iolite is popularly known as water sapphire, although it is not a type of sapphire at all. It is one of the best stones to use in psychic, healing, and spiritual activities. It can open one to psychic talents and expand them, and is excellent for use on the 3rd eye and crown chakras. It can also enhance curiosity. It is also an excellent stone for meditation and astral travel. It helps one grow spiritually in a gentle fashion. Iolite is considered a very strong "Shaman" stone, and can stimulate visions. Iolite is very helpful when dealing with addictions, including alcoholism. It assists in detoxification as well as maintaining sobriety. Iolite is also said to help build relationships. In the physical realm, iolite is used to help heal sore throat, varicose veins, and blisters.

 Indicolite (Blue Tourmaline)
Go to fullsize imageIndicolite is blue tourmaline, which is probably the rarest form of tourmaline. Indicolite corresponds to all chakras in terms of clearing, but particularly to the throat and third eye chakras. It is said to aid in the quest for spiritual growth. It increases psychic awareness, and increases healing powers. Indicolite can also bring happiness and laughter to your life. It also promotes inspiration of all kinds, and lessens fear. Indicolite is a protective stone that can dispel curses and protect from all dangers. In the physical realm, indicolite is said to benefit the lungs, larynx, thyroid, heart, internal organs, and parasympathetic nerves.

 Infinite
Go to fullsize imageInfinite is often called "the healer's stone." It is particularly useful for healers, athletes, chronic pain sufferers, and others who have an ongoing need for healing energies. Infinite is a soothing and calming stone. It can be used to draw pain out from affected areas. It does, however, need to be cleansed regularly. Although both shades are equally valuable, some people prefer the lighter shades, and others the darker shades to work with. It is excellent for the treatment of joints, muscles, connective tissue, and is excellent at pain relief. It has been called a miracle-working stone.

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Jade (General, All types)
'Go to fullsize imageJade', or yu, as it is called in China, is strictly speaking a generic term for two different gems, nephrite and jadeite. The name is derived from the Spanish piedra de ijada, loin-stone, jade having been recognised by the Amerindians as a remedy for kidney ailments. Because of its beneficial effect on the kidneys, the stone was also known as lapis nephriticus. That, indeed, is where the term 'nephrite' came from.

Jade – a gemstone of unique symbolic energy, and unique in the myths that surround it. With its beauty and wide-ranging expressiveness, jade has held a special attraction for mankind for thousands of years.

Jade is a stone of the heart. As such it is related to the heart chakra and has a beneficial effect on all heart chakra related issues. So, of course, it can attract and enhance love of all kinds. It is also a stone of fidelity and generosity. It is also considered to be good for the physical heart and for emotional balance and stability. Jade is also very helpful as a stone of abundance. Physically, jade is used to heal lung problems, kidney problems, immune system weakness, PTSD, and nervous system overwork.

 Jade, Nephrite
Go to fullsize imageNephrite jade is a stone of the heart. As such it is related to the heart chakra and has a beneficial effect on all heart chakra related issues, and all love relationships. It is also considered to be good for emotional balance and stability. Jade of all kinds is a very protective stone and is particularly good protection for children, against illness, and for psychic protection. It has energetic clearing properties, and is useful to keep with other stones. Physically, nephrite jade is used in the crystal healing of the physical heart, and kidney problems.

 Jasper (General, All Types)
Jasper is an ornamental rock composed mostly of chalcedony, microcrystalline quartz, in association with other minerals, which give it colorful bands and patterns. Jasper was a favorite gem in the ancient world, and the name jasper can be traced back in Hebrew, Assyrian, Persian, Greek, and Latin.

Jasper is an opaque, impure variety of quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color. This mineral breaks with a smooth surface, and is often used for ornamentation or as a gemstone. It can be highly polished and is used for vases, seals, and at one time for snuff boxes. When the colors are in stripes or bands, it is called striped or banded jasper. Jaspilite is a banded iron formation rock that often has distinctive bands of jasper. The Egyptian pebble is a brownish-yellow jasper.
Jasper is an ornamental rock composed mostly of chalcedony, micro crystalline quartz, in association with other minerals, which give it colorful bands and patterns. Jasper was a favorite gem in the ancient world, and the name jasper can be traced back in Hebrew, Assyrian, Persian, Greek, and Latin. Before the ability to write words, mankind gave his soul expression in pictures. Jasper is a stone of gentleness and relaxation. It enhances one's ability to relax and brings tranquility, comforting, wholeness, healing, and gentle endings.

 Jasper, Black (aka Blackstone)
Go to fullsize imageBlack Jasper is a stone with a highly protective energy. It also has very healing energy. Black Jasper is said to bring good luck to the bearer in a fight, whether it be a mental, political, legal, or other type of fight. It is also used for protection against lightning. Black jasper is said to have energies of determining value; It was used as a touchstone for determining gold content in allows for thousands of years. In addition it has the other properties of jasper. Physically, black jasper is said to be helpful for relieving pain, stomach ailments, foot problems, and hip dysplagia. Black jasper is related to the root chakra. Black jasper is sometimes called "blackstone".

 Jasper, Exotica (aka Sci Fi Jasper)
Go to fullsize imageExotica Jasper, also called Sci Fi Jasper or Science Fiction Jasper, feels to me like a cool milkshake on a hot day, it's so soothing. There's nothing bland about its energy, though. In addition to the general properties of all jaspers, It has a subtle and deep energy that seem to nuture one on a soul level. This is a stone I would choose to use for protection and nurturing during soul retrievals, healing of traumas or other deep emotional wounds, and the like, both for the healer or the healee.

 Jasper, Kambaba
Go to fullsize imageKambaba Jasper is an exotic looking jasper from Africa. It is said to mystically soothe the nerves and state of mind. As with other jaspers, traditional lore says that it is good for grounding and protection. It is purported to be beneficial for plant growth and health, particularly in arid environmentsor where the soil is poor. Crystal healing lore says that Kambaba Jasper helps dietary stabilization, assimilation of vitamins and minerals, and cleansing the body of toxins.

 Jasper, Leopard Skin
Go to fullsize imageLeopard skin jasper (also called leopard stone) is a stone of shamanic journeying. It also aids in service to others. It helps discover and connect with one's animal totems or "power" animals. It makes it easier for one to take responsibility properly. Helps with creative visualization. As with all jaspers, this is a protective stone, and it is particularly protective during shamanic journeying. Physically it helps eliminate toxins and decrease body odor, and is very helpful in self-healing. It has properties of protecting the third chakra, but is associated mainly with the root chakra.

 Jasper, Ocean
Go to fullsize imageOcean Jasper is very soothing and helps to love one's self as well as others. It is very healing of the emotions and brings peace of mind. It helps with acceptance of responsibility and increases patience. The circulars patterns on ocean jasper symbolize and help us realize that we are all interconnected and nature is a cyclical pattern. It can also help with circular breathing for healing or meditation. Being a type of jasper, ocean jasper is a very protective stone, and any orbs ("eyes") enhance this in regard to protection from the "evil eye." Physically, ocean jasper is beneficial to the digestion, digestive organs, removing toxins, lessen body odor. Ocean Jasper is related to the heart chakra.

 Jasper, Picasso
Go to fullsize imagePicasso Marble (or Picasso Stone) is sometimes called Picasso Jasper. It has strong metaphysical qualities of grounding and calming. It also promotes weight loss and assists in the development of creativity, as well as engendering strength and self-discipline.

 Jasper, Picture
Go to fullsize imagePicture jasper helps create harmony, proportion, creative visualization, positive things in business pursuits. It brings and shows hidden messages from the past as well as hidden thoughts, fears, and hopes. These qualities make it useful as an emotional/psychological healing stone.

 Jasper, Red
Go to fullsize imageRed jasper is called a stone of fairness and justice because mystical lore claims that it decreases unjustness and helps in unfair situations. It is also said to enhance responsibility, choice, and compassion. Used in mystical dreamwork, it can enhance dream recall. It is said to assist in protection and rescue from danger. Red jasper is associated with the first and second chakras. Metaphysically, it is purported to have a stabilizing effect, and help one take all one's energy and use it in a balanced manner. It is also said to be a stone that helps in all areas of survival, and is a very protective stone. Red jasper said in gemstone lore to be a stone of controlled passion and used to help control one's own passions. Crystal healing lore says that physically it assists in healing by maintaining positive movement with all types of disorders and disease.

 Jasper, Yellow
Go to fullsize imageYellow jasper has characteristics of helping one be strong and balanced in the social arenas and protects one's social welfare. It is associated with the solar plexus (belly) chakra. Yellow jasper is a protective stone that particularly gives protection during travel, both physical and spiritual. It also shields one from negativity, and can protect from depression.

 Jet
Go to fullsize imageJet is a black gemstone, which is actually an organic product, a bituminous coal which can be polished. It has a velvety luster and a hardness of 2.5 to 4. When rubbed, it becomes electrically charged. It is contained in many antique jewelry pieces and beads.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say that Jet can be used to dispel fears and negative thoughts, and to protect one against illness and violence. It is said to create a sense of calm & diminish depression. It is also said to awaken the kundalini energies in the spine.

Jet is also known as black amber, although it is not actually an amber, but rather fossilized coal. It was used extensively in mourning jewelry in Victorian times and was considered a stone for alleviating and bringing grief to the surface to be healed. It has also historically been used as a protection stone and is said to have very powerful protection energies to ward off evil, negativity, and psychic attacks. It is also said to protect finances and protect from depression. Jet is related primarily to the base chakra, but when used on the upper chakras it helps kundalini move to the crown chakra. Mystically, jet is considered a stone of sympathy, healing grief, psychic experiences. It is said by intuitive sources to be an excellent calming stone, and helpful for treating epilepsy, migraines, stomach pain, colds, glandular problems, and lumpathic problems.

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Kansas Pop Rocks
Go to fullsize imageKansas Pop Rocks are the common name for the stones that are trademarked as Boji Stones®. They come from the same place, at the base of a natural pyramid mount in the center of the continental USA, and are the same type of rock, having the same properties. Kansas Pop Rocks usually come in pairs, a smoother stone which has Yin or female energy and is referred to as the female, and a rougher stone that has Yang or masculine energy and is referred to as the male. Kansas Pop Rocks are excellent for balancing energy and polarities of all kinds. They are used a lot in energy healing and psychic healing to release blockages. They are also used a lot to balance the chakras and align them. They are also excellent for grounding excess energies, grounding people who are feeling "spacey", and for shielding. In the both the household plant pots and out in nature, Kansas Pop Rocks are used to promote plant growth. Kansas Pop Rocks are also used in healing arthritis, back pain, general healing, regeneration of cells, adrenal glands, chronic fatigue, and physical energy.

 King Cobra Jasper
King Cobra Jasper is known as the counselor's and therapist's stone. It is a very calming and nurturing stone that can help alleviate anger and bring contentment and order out of chaos. It is a good tool for organization. King Cobra Jasper is particularly helpful in dealing with mental disorders because of these traits. It is also a very protective stone, particularly in cases of hospitalization.
 

 Kunzite
Go to fullsize imageKunzite is a hard pink gemstone, a variety of spodumene with the colour coming from manganese. It was named after George Frederick Kunz, who discovered it in Connecticut, USA in 1902. It is currently mined in Brazil, USA, Canada, CIS, Mexico and Sweden.

Kunzite is pink-violet spodumene, named after G.F. Kunz, who first described this gem in 1902. It has a hardness of 6 to 7, and perfect cleavage which makes it a difficult gem to cut. It has been found in Afghanistan, the USA, Brazil, Burma and Malagasy Republic.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say that Kunzite activates the heart chakra and stimulates deep feelings of love, peace and relaxation. It is also said to dissolve negativity, promote maturity, increase sensuality, refresh the mind, deepen meditation and align the chakras.

Kunzite is said to help one to understand and interact better with others, to help heal "broken hearts", to relieve stress and anger, and to bring love, peace and harmony. It is also a stone that removes obstacles. Kunzite is said to help strengthen the circulatory system, and to be helpfull in the treatment of lung disorders. Kunzite is associated with the heart chakra.

 Kyanite
Go to fullsize imageKyanite, whose name derives from the Greek, kyanos, meaning blue, is a typically blue silicate mineral, commonly found in aluminium-rich metamorphic pegmatites and/or sedimentary rock. Kyanite is a diagnostic mineral of the Blueschist Facies of metamorphic rocks.

Kyanite is a member of the aluminosilicate series, which includes the polymorph andalusite and the polymorph sillimanite. Kyanite is strongly anisotropic, in that its hardness varies depending on its crystallographic direction. While this is a feature of almost all minerals, in kyanite this anisotropism can be considered an identifying characteristic.

Kyanite is an aluminum silicate mineral with a hardness of 4.5 along the crystal axes and 6 to 7 across the axes. The crystals grow in clusters of long flat blades and are sometimes transparent enough to be cut as gems.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say Kyanite can strongly activate the 'third eye' chakra, for enhanced inner visioning, greater psychic ability and lucid dreaming, astral travel, telepathy & clairvoyance. It is said increase intuition and insight, and to assist creativity.


Kyanite is a stone of channeling, altered states, vivid dreams, dream recall, and visualizations. It gives protection during these states. It brings loyalty, honesty and tranquility, and diminishes anger and confusion. Kyanite does not retain negative energy and never needs energetic cleansing. It does align and balance all chakras, often very suddenly. Kyanite can remove energy blockages. Blue kyanite is associated with the throat chakra and is a boost to meditation. Black kyanite is also a boost to meditation, and is associated with the root chakra. Black kyanite is also very protective and deflects negativity.

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 Labradorite
Go to fullsize imageLabradorite is the characteristic feldspar of the more basic rock types such as diorite, gabbro, andesite or basalt and is usually associated with one of the pyroxenes or amphiboles. Labradorite frequently shows an iridescent display of colors due to minute inclusions of another mineral. It is named after Labrador, where it is a constituent of the intrusive igneous rock anorthosite which is composed almost entirely of plagioclase. A variety of labradorite known as spectrolite is found in Finland.

Labradorite is a gemstone variety of feldspar with a hardness of 6 to 6.5. Its name comes from its discovery in Labrador, Canada, although much gem grade material now comes from Madagascar. It shows a play of color (labradorescence) in gold, blue, red & green.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say that Labradorite is a stone which assists one in the discovery and practice of 'magic', the use of one's powers of mind to affect the physical world. It is said to unleash the power of imagination and to help release limitations.


Labradorite (also called Spectrolite sometimes) is a considered by mystics to be a stone of transformation. It is said to clear, balance and protect the aura. It is purported to help provide clarity and insight into your destiny, as well as attract success. It is used in metaphysics for dream recall, and finding ways to use dreams in daily life. Mystically, energies of stress and anxiety are reduced by labradorite. Labradorite is said to increase intuition, psychic development, esoteric wisdom, help with subconscious issues, and provide mental illumination. Labradorite is associated with the solar plexus and brow chakras.


 Lapis (Lapis Lazuli)
Go to fullsize imageLapis lazuli is one of the stones with the longest tradition of being considered a gem, with a history stretching back to 5000 BC. Deep blue in color and opaque, this gemstone was highly prized by the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, as can be seen by its prominent use in many of the treasures recovered from pharaonic tombs. It is still extremely popular today.
 Lapis Lazuli, or simply Lapis, is a gemstone composed of lazurite and several other minerals. The main deposits are in Afghanistan and Chile, and its hardness is 5 to 6. From ancient Egypt to the present, it has been prized as a stone of royalty, decorating the pillars of castles & the throats of queens.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say that Lapis can assist in the opening of the third eye and the attainment of wisdom. It is associated with the 'royal' virtues of courage, insight, strength, clarity and compassion, and with their attainment.

Lapis brings truthfulness, openness, inner power, intuition, virility and manifestation. It strengthens the mind and body as well as increasing awareness and spiritual evolution. It can help organize daily life and contact guardian spirits. Lapis also helps build self-confidence, and is a stone traditionally for royalty. Lapis bring spiritual love and is also known for enhancing love and fidelity within marriage. It is associated with the throat and brow chakras and can help one say just the right thing, as if by magic. Lapis is also a stone that protects from both physical and psychic attacks. Lapis is also helpful for sinus ailments.

 Larimar (Blue Pectolite)
Go to fullsize imageLarimar is a rare blue pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic. Its colorations vary from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue. The deep blue variant is known as volcanic blue

Larimar is a stone of "answers from the sea of consciousness." The blue color of the larimar reflects the "sea" of all consciousness, which gives freedom from self-imposed limitations and a sense of peace in finding truth. Larimar has excellent energy for working with sea creatures of all kinds. It is particularly good for communication with dolphins.

 It has some ability to enhance communication in general, with other animals, as well as people. It can be used for dimensional and cellular work, and stimulates the heart and higher chakras. Being open to answers from the sea of consciousness gives a sense of serenity, love and peace. It is also useful for healing maladies of the throat and upper respiratory system, and is associated with the throat chakra. In addition, it can help one maintain one's personal energy and independence in a calm, collected fashion.

 Lavulite (Sugilite)
 Go to fullsize imageLarvikite carries a mysterious, magical energy which stimulates inner visions and enhances psychic abilities. It is said to allow one to see the past, including past lives, and to travel psychically through the dimensions. Its strong connection with Earth energies is a boon to those wishing to do Elemental magick, and to connect with Nature spirits. It is said to enhance youthfulness & vitality.

Sugilite is sometimes known as "the healer's stone" because of its great ability to enhance healing. It is associated with the third eye and crown chakras. It lessens effects of shock and disappointment. In addition to its well known enhancement of healing ability, it also strengthens spirituality, psychic ability and channelling. Sugilite is a stone that helps perfect spiritual love and open the heart chakra to unconditional love. It can help manifest one's natural gifts and protect against harsh realities. It lowers hostility, anger, jealousy and prejudice and gives a sense of freedom. Psychically, it is excellent for all kinds of psychic protection. It has been used for headaches and to decrease all types of discomfort. Sugilite is associated with the brow chakra. It is also called Luvulite or Lavulite.

 Lepidochrosite
Go to fullsize imageLepidochrosite is a stone that isa said to bring one to choose highest love and integrity. It also eliminates distraction and confusion, helping one think clearly. Because of all this, it lessens negative thinking and negative mental habits. Physically, lepidochrosite is used for circulation.

 Lepidolite
Go to fullsize imageLepidolite (KLi2Al(Al,Si)3O10(F,OH)2) is a lilac or rose-violet colored phyllosilicate mineral of the mica group that is a secondary source of lithium.[1] It is associated with other lithium-bearing minerals like spodumene in pegmatite bodies. It is one of the major sources of the rare alkali metals, rubidium and caesium.[2]

Lepidolite is a lithium mica mineral with a hardness of 2.5 to 4. It varies from white to dark purple, but most jewelry stones are a light lavender color. Good specimens are found in the USA and Mexico.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say that Lepidolite is a stone of serenity and peace, bringing one into a state of deep relaxation and tranquility. It is said to balance all one's energetic polarities and to unify the mind and heart. It can be used to relieve stress, eliminate despondency, and to aid in acceptance of life's inevitable changes.


Lepidolite is a stone of calm, trust, and acceptance. It has a strong relaxing and calming effect. It brings hope and is a stone of transformation in that it helps one get through transitions with trust that everything will ultimately turn out for the best. It engenders and enhances self-love, patience, and optimism. Emotionally, lepidolite is an excellent healer. It greatly decreases stress, anxiety, depression, manic-depression, despondency, PTSD, anger, and other traumas, panic attacks, and addictions. Psychically, lepidolite is used for dreamwork, rebirthing, and is also good for dream recall. Lepidolite is also a protective stone that brings success in business or career. It can also bring a growing energy to gardening and agriculture.

Physically, lepidolite is helpful for healing of glands, immune system, skin, nails, hair, DNA, enzyme balance, addiction and alcoholism recovery, pregnancy, childbirth, and general healing. Lepidolite is related primarily to the heart chakra, and also to the crown chakra. When combined with rubellite (pink tourmaline) it is an extraordinarily powerful agent for calming and healing, especially in the emotional areas.

 Leopard Skin Jasper
Go to fullsize imageLeopard Skin Jasper is a strikingly beautiful member of the Quartz family. It is usually a tan stone covered with colored dots, like the skin of a leopard.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say Leopard Skin Jasper is a stone of the shamanic journey. Aptly named, it is believed to help one discover and connect with one's 'power animals', and to assist one in traveling 'between the worlds'. It is also thought to be a strong talisman of self-healing, and to assist practitioners in activating and sharing their healing gifts.

Leopard skin jasper (also called leopard stone) is a stone of shamanic journeying. It also aids in service to others. It helps discover and connect with one's animal totems or "power" animals. It makes it easier for one to take responsibility properly. Helps with creative visualization. As with all jaspers, this is a protective stone, and it is particularly protective during shamanic journeying. Physically it helps eliminate toxins and decrease body odor, and is very helpful in self-healing. It has properties of protecting the third chakra, but is associated mainly with the root chakra.

 Lithium Quartz
Go to fullsize imageLithium is the chemical element with symbol Li and atomic number 3. In the periodic table, it is located in group 1, among the alkali metals. Lithium in its pure form is a soft, silver white metal, that tarnishes and oxidizes very rapidly in air and water. It is the lightest solid element and is primarily used in heat transfer alloys, in batteries and serves as a component in some drugs known as mood stabilizers.
Lithium Quartz is a super high energy healing and balancing stone. It is said to be self-clearing and self-cleansing, and from my experience with it, I'd say that's correct.

 Lithium quartz sends and receives energy as well as storing it. Lithium quartz is balancing and calming, and is used in crystal healing as a natural anti-depressant. Emotionally and other ways, lithium quartz is said to relieve stress, anxiety, and tension, bringing relaxation and peace. It works in a gentle and slow but steady and powerful manner, not causing the discomfort of sudden change that some crystals might at times.

 Lithium quartz is excellent for meditaiton and prayer. It is used to heal repressed grief and anger, as well as emotional issues from past lives. It is also said to purify water. Physically, lithium quartz is used in crystal healing for stress related disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, muscular tension, repetitive motion injuries. Lithium quartz is related to activating and balancing all chakras and is handy to work with any individual chakra also.

 Lodestone (Magnetite)
Go to fullsize imageLodestone (Magnetite) is used in many ways. It can align the chakras, and balance yin/yang energies. It is used to lessen or dispel grief, fear, anger, confusion, and attachment. It helps relieve burdens and increase energy and endurance. It is said to have been used to make soldiers invulnerable. Lodestone has a receptive, attracting energy that attracts power, as well as good fortune, and love. It also guards against infidelity. Lodestone is related to the astrological signs of Aries,

Capricorn, Aquarius, and Virgo. It is said to strengthen the circulatory system, help with healing blood and bleeding problems, alleviate pain, boost the immune system, relieve agitation and depression. Magickally, lodestone is used for its power of attraction, and can be placed on an altar or worn during a ritual to increase a spell's power. It's been used for millennia for amulets and talismans. Lodestone is excellent for grounding and protection from evil and spells.


 Lodolite (Lodolite Quartz, Lodelite, Lodalite, Scenic Quartz, Garden Quartz, Landscape Quartz)
Go to fullsize imageLodolite (Lodalite, Lodelite) is a type of included quartz crystal with inclusions of many possible colors and types, often having the look of gardens, landscapes, or underwater scenes. Thus, lodolite is often called garden quartz, landscape quartz, or scenic quartz. One of the most common metaphysical uses of lodolite is to bring energies to effect manifestation of one's desires.
Lodolite is also said to enhance communication with beings on the spiritual plane and heighten one's spiritual energies. It is used mystically to increase ESP and bring knowledge from your past lives. Lodolite is said to bring loving energies and energies of gentle strength. Mystically and in crystal healing, lodolite is purported to be an excellent healing stone bringing strong healing energies and energetic shifting so that healing will occur. Lodolite is associated primarily with the crown chakra

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Magnetite (Lodestone)
Go to fullsize imageMagnetite is a ferrimagnetic mineral form of iron(II,III) oxide, with chemical formula Fe3O4, one of several iron oxides and a member of the spinel group.
Magnetite is the most magnetic of all the minerals on Earth, and these magnetic properties led to lodestone being used as an early form of magnetic compass.
Small grains of magnetite occur in almost all igneous rocks and metamorphic rocks as well as many sedimentary rocks. Magnetite is produced from peridotites and dunites by serpentinization. Magnetite is a valuable source of iron ore. It dissolves slowly in hydrochloric acid.

Lodestone (Magnetite) is used in many ways. It can align the chakras, and balance yin/yang energies. It is used to lessen or dispel grief, fear, anger, confusion, and attachment. It helps relieve burdens and increase energy and endurance. It is said to have been used to make soldiers invulnerable. Lodestone has a receptive, attracting energy that attracts power, as well as good fortune, and love. It also guards against infidelity. Lodestone is related to the astrological signs of Aries,

Capricorn, Aquarius, and Virgo. It is said to strengthen the circulatory system, help with healing blood and bleeding problems, alleviate pain, boost the immune system, relieve agitation and depression. Magickally, lodestone is used for its power of attraction, and can be placed on an altar or worn during a ritual to increase a spell's power. It's been used for millennia for amulets and talismans. Lodestone is excellent for grounding and protection from evil and spells.

 Malachite
Go to fullsize imageMalachite is a carbonate mineral, copper(II) carbonate hydroxide Cu2CO3(OH)2. Malachite has a hardness between 3.5 and 4. It crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system, and most often forms botryoidal, fibrous, or stalagmitic masses.
Malachite often results from weathering of copper ores and is often found together with azurite (Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2), goethite, and calcite. Except for the iridescent green colour, the properties of malachite are very similar to those of azurite and aggregates of the two minerals together are frequently found, although malachite is more common than azurite.

Malachite: This stone's name may be derived from the Greek malakos, 'soft', referring to its hardness, or from malache, 'mallow', referring to its color. Malachite is a copper carbonate with a hardness of 3.5 to 4 & can exhibit bright green banding.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say Malachite can provide protection from karmic danger and release from fear. It is said to offer the user the opportunity to resolve the inner tensions that bring about repeating patterns of difficulty, and to nourish the heart chakra.

Malachite is a stone of transformation and helps with change and spiritual evolution. It can clear and activate all chakras, as well as balance them. Malachite is a stone that bridges the energy of the heart and root chakras. It is particularly useful for balancing and clearing the heart chakra. As such, it helps balance pure love, romance, and one's own well-being. Malachite is a stone of good fortune and prosperity/abundance, too.

 Malachite is also a very protective stone, being especially helpful for general protection, protection from evil, protection during pregnancy and childbirth, and protection for children. It is also an excellent protection stone during flying and other travel. Using this stone, one can counteract self-destructive romantic tendencies and help encourage true, pure love. Malachite is also good for enhancing emotional stability and balance in general. It can decrease one's tendency to radiation illness, asthma, arthritis, and tumors.


 Manganocalcite (Pink Magnesium Calcite)
Go to fullsize imagePink Manganocalcite (Pink Magnesium Calcite) is sometimes called the "Reiki Stone". It has a gentle but powerful energy, and is an excellent complement to energy healing modalities such as Reiki and Seichim because of its excellent properties of energy magnification. It is a calming stone, that eases and heals the heart chakra. It fills the heart with universal love and self-love. It offers hope for the best. It heals inner child hurts and past abuse by filling one with a sense of motherly love. It is also excellent for channeling and astral travel, and for studying and retaining information learned. Physically, pink manganocalcite is beneficial for general health and healing, bones, joints, and physical heart issues.

 Moki Marbles (Moqui Marbles)
Moki marbles have long been used as a shamanic stone. It brings a knowledge and deepening of ancient ways. Moki marbles often have a slight magnetic charge, and they stimulate chi. They may be used to contact your animal spirits, totems, and guides, and to aid in shapeshifting. They help a great deal with grounding and centering. Physically they are beneficial for the veins, arteries, muscles and immune system. They have a protective quality and are useful for protection against psychic attacks and other unbalancing forces.


 Moldavite
Moldavite is an olive-green or dull greenish vitreous substance formed by a meteorite impact. It is one kind of tektite. It was named by A. Dufrnoy from Moldauthein in Bohemia, where it occurs. It is sometimes cut and polished as an ornamental stone under the name of pseudo-chrysolite. Its bottle glass color led to its being commonly called Boute-illenstein, and at one time it was regarded as an artificial product, but this view is opposed to the fact that no remains of glassworks are found in the neighborhood of its occurrence, moreover pieces of the substance are widely distributed in Tertiary and early Pleistocene deposits in Bohemia and Moravia.

Moldavite is a translucent green meteoric gem, found only in what is now the Czech Republic. It is classed with the mysterious group of glassy objects called tektites, and it is believed to have fallen from the sky only once, about 14.8 million years ago. Prized by humans for tools and amulets some 25,000 years ago.

Moldavites are rare stones. Moldavites are among the most powerful gemstone tools for spiritual development and expansion of consciousness. They seem to engender an acceleration of one's inner growth and evolution. Hundreds of times people have described to us the rapid transformation of their lives which has come soon after they acquired Moldavite. Jobs, relationships, life styles or possessions which did not serve their highest paths were rapidly released, and the new, evolutionary forms of these same things appeared, drawn as if by magnetism. We have heard stories of visionary experience, chakra activation, energy cleansings and the discovery of personal destiny, all associated with the entrance of Moldavite in to one's life. Our own lives were similarly transformed when we discovered Moldavite in 1985, and because of our sense that Moldavite needed to be known by people everywhere, we started our company, Heaven and Earth.

Moldavite is a tektite and is the only "extraterrestrial" gemstone, which is found only in the Moldau Valley in Czechoslovakia. Lately there have been other green tektites or imitations that are called "moldavite," but only the Czech moldavite is the "real thing." It is associated with the heart and third eye (brow) chakras, as well as the crown chakra. Moldavite is also associated with the Star card of the Tarot. It strengthens and enhances inner journeys, channeling, cosmic consciousness, crystal consciousness, expansion, contact with interdimensional or extraterrestrial forces. It is a powerful stone, and its energies can at first be intimidating for those that are not aware of its energy, and tends to bring issues to the surface to be transformed, thus making it called "stone of transformation." When wearing moldavite, it is best to be mentally prepared and be properly grounded. Moldavite diminishes contracting or withdrawing energies. Moldavite in any form increases the depth and clarity of inner journeys. Moldavite has been said to raise the vibrational level of both the human race and the Earth. Physically, moldavite works excellently with other crystals and stones to raise the vibrational level of all healing, and also heals hair loss, fertility issues, and promoting new cell growth.


 Molybdenum
Go to fullsize imageMolybdenum is a mineral that brings balance and continuity to life. It can help engender reliability and constance in one's environment and self, giving equilibrium in all areas of life. Molybdenum is also a super stress reliever. It can also be useful in retaining possessions and making progress. Molybdenum enhances communication between conscious and inner selves, as well as filling in holes or voids in the aura. It balances the chakras, as well as the physical body and the mind. Molybdenum is helpful for all types of healing because it energetically balances the body toward health

 Mookaite (Mookite, Mook Jasper, Mook Mook)
Go to fullsize imageMookaite is a stone of the "here and now." It can help one balance the internal and external and acceptance of change. It helps with living meditation, where one makes a meditation of any act one does. Mookaite is a very protective stone, and is particulary good as an emotional protector. In the physical realm it stabilizes health and fortifies the immune system. Mookaite is associated with the lower chakras.

 Moonstone
Go to fullsize imageThe Moonstones are a set of eight carved memorials to various members of the Lunar Society. Made in 1998, they can be viewed in the grounds of the Asda supermarket in Great Barr, Birmingham, England. They are visible from the road, when driving up Queslet Road from the Old Horns roundabout toward the Scott Arms.

Moonstone is a feldspar gem material, which received its name because of its luminosity and resemblance to the glowing Moon. It has been prized as a gemstone for thousands of years.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say that Moonstone is a stone of emotional harmony and wellbeing. It has been revered for centuries in India as a stone which can bring harmony and good fortune to marriages and love relationships. Moonstone is said to help one relax and enjoy life, and to help one fully love & appreciate others.


 Moonstone, Rainbow
Go to fullsize imageRainbow moonstone has a gentle, calming energy. It helps to strengthen intuition and psychic perception, and enhances creativity, compassion, endurance and inner confidence. It is a stone that brings balance and harmony. The Rainbow effect brings in a spectrum of light, and can help with clearing and bringing in uplifting energies. It has been said to have the power to grant wishes.

 Morganite
Go to fullsize imageMorganite is a pink coloured gem quality beryl, orange/yellow morganite is sometimes found also, it turns pink upon high temperature treatment.
Colour banding is common in morganite.

Morganite is known both as an angel stone and a heart stone. It can bring love to one's live or rekindle old love. As an angel stone, it is known to help with communicating with angels. Morganite also brings compassion, empathy, self-control, and patience. It can also balance emotions and ease the pain of separation. It has been said to be one of the highest frequency stones available. Physically, morganite is used for healing emphysema, tuberculosis, heart disease, breathing problems, and throat problems. Morganite is associated primarily with the heart chakra, and can open, balance and clear this chakra.

 Moss Agate
Go to fullsize imageMoss agate is a semi-precious gemstone formed from silica. It is a form of agate which includes minerals of a green colour embedded in the chalcedony, forming filaments and other patterns suggestive of moss. The field is a clear or milky-white quartz, and the included minerals are mainly oxides of manganese or iron

Moss agate is sometimes called the "gardener's stone" due to its properties of helping ensure a full crop. In addition to a full crop, moss agate brings general abundance, success, and prosperity. It can also help one gain peace with extreme or excessive duties in life and brings self-confidence and higher self-esteem. Moss agate is also a protective stone, as are all agates. It can reduce the difficulties associated with overcoming addictive behaviors. Moss agate is associated with the heart chakra, and is a stone of compatiblity and friendship. It is also believed to help improve circulation, enhance healing of all types, overcome digestive or intestinal disorders. Green moss agate is said to assist in finding hidden treasure, and is a stone of prosperity.

 Mother of Pearl
Go to fullsize imageNacre, also known as mother of pearl or sadaf, is a naturally occuring organic-inorganic composite. It is formed of layers of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) platelets (crystals), in the form of aragonite and conchiolin (a scleroprotein), separated by elastic biopolymers (such as chitin and lustrin). This mixture of hard and elastic domains makes the material strong and resilient. Strength and resilience is also likely to be due to the offset or "brickwork" arrangement of the platelets, which inhibits transverse crack propagation.

Mother of Pearl gets its name from the fact that it is the iridescent lining of shell, where pearls can grow. Mother of Pearl has both traditional and New Age metaphysical and healing lore. It is said to attract prosperity. It is used in mystical work and lore to heighten intuition, psychic sensitivity, and imagination. It is purported to protect from negative influence, and transmute negative energy. It is said to be highly protective and a particularly potent stone of protection for children. A traditional lore use of Mother of Pearl is to purify environments. Mother of Pearl is also used in metaphysics to access primordial and racial memories. Crystal healing and folklore say that Mother of Pearl is helpful for high blood pressure, dizziness, improving vision, cataracts, and wound healing.

 Muscovite
Go to fullsize imageMuscovite, also known as potash mica, is a phyllosilicate mineral of aluminium and potassium with formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2. It has a highly perfect basal cleavage yielding remarkably thin laminae (sheets), which are often highly elastic. Muscovite has a Mohs hardness of 2 - 2.25 and a specific gravity of 2.76 - 3. It can be colorless or tinted through grays, browns, greens, yellows, or rarely violet or red, and can be transparent or translucent. The green chromium rich variety is called Fuchsite.

Muscovite is a type of mica that comes in pinks, browns, clear and yellows. It is a stone of angelic contact, and can bring awareness of the higher self. Mystically it is used in scrying and can contact the highest spiritual planes, as well as assist with astral travel. Muscovite is also good for lessening insecurities, self-doubt, and brings self-confidence and optimism. It is considered good for problem-solving, self-reflection, and dealing with major life changes. Physically, muscovite is used in crystal healing to balance the pancreas, control blood sugar, heal dehydration, kidneys, hunger pants while fasting for medical or spiritual purposes, insomnia, allergies, disease-related conditions.

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Nebula Stone
Nebula Stone Palmstones, Nebula Palm Stones, Palmstones, Palm Stones, Palm Stone, Healing Palm Stones, Gemstone Palmstones, Gemstone Palm Stones, Pocket Stones, Palm and Pocket Stones,Nebula Stone is a recently discovered gemstone material from the desert southwest. It is composed of the minerals quartz, anorthoclase, riebeckite and aegirine. It is primarily black with vivid green round spots and veins.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive Sources say that Nebula Stone has a unique combination of energies. It is said to increase vitality, aid one in staying grounded, enhance emotional stability, and initiate the remembrance of one's spiritual heritage. In meditation, it may be used to travel the inner domains.


Nebula Stone has unique, powerful energies. It facilitates memory, and recall, including remembrance of Light within cells. Nebula Stone removes fear, and helps one let go of the old to make room for the new. It is a very grounding stone, and increases vitality. It is sometimes called a cosmic window, and is excellent for meditation. In the physical realm, Nebula Stone is used to to cleanse the kidneys.
 Novaculite
Go to fullsize imageNovaculite is a form of chert or flint found in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma and in the Marathon Uplift of Texas. Novaculite is considered to be geosynclinal highly siliceous sediments and may be a product of the low-grade metamorphism of chert beds.

Novaculite is known as the "Cord Cutting Crystal." It is used psychically to cut psychic or etheric cords. It can also be helpful for "cutting through" problems, getting past problems, and finding solutions. Novaculite is useful for alleviating depression and despair. Physically novaculite is helpful for healing of clinical depression, obsessive disorders, warts, and moles. Novaculite energizes all the chakras.

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Obsidian, Black
Go to fullsize imageObsidian is a type of naturally occurring glass, produced from volcanoes when a fluid felsic lava cools rapidly and freezes without sufficient time for crystal growth, for example by flowing into a body of water. It consists mainly of SiO2 (silicon dioxide), 70% or more. Obsidian is mineral-like, but not a true mineral because it is not crystalline. Its composition is very similar to that of granite and rhyolite. It is sometimes classified as a mineraloid.

The color of obsidian varies depending on the presence of impurities. Iron and magnesium typically give the obsidian a dark green to brown to black color. The inclusion of small, white, radially clustered crystals of cristobalite in the black glass produce a blotchy or snowflake pattern (snowflake obsidian). It may contain patterns of gas bubbles remaining from the lava flow, aligned along layers created as the molten rock was flowing before being cooled. These bubbles can produce interesting effects such as a golden (sheen obsidian) or rainbow sheen (rainbow obsidian).

Small nuggets of obsidian that have been naturally rounded and smoothed by wind and water are called "Apache tears." Obsidian is relatively soft with a typical hardness of 5 to 5.5. Its specific gravity is approximately 2.6.
Obsidian is a very protective stone, and is excellent for removing negativity. It is also excellent protection against psychic attacks. In particular obsidian protects the gentle from abuse. It is a very grounding stone, and very healing. Physically it benefits the stomach, intestines, muscle tissue, and can rid one of bacterial or viral infections. It sharpens and focuses internal and external vision, and helps get in touch with buried issues before they explode. Obsidian is related to the root chakra.

 Obsidian, Snowflake
Go to fullsize imageSnowflake obsidian has the property of bringing things to the surface. The things brought to the surface could be positive or negative, love, anger, secrets; but with snowflake obsidian, these things are brought to the surface more gently that they might be otherwise. Snowflake obsidian can provide balance during times of change. It aids in seeing patterns in life and recreating them in a more beneficial way. It is a stone of serenity and purity, and can shield against negativity. It is associated with the root chakra and is beneficial for the veins, skeleton, and smooth skin. Snowflake obsidian gives protection from physical and emotional harm.

 Ocean Jasper
Go to fullsize imageOcean Jasper is very soothing and helps to love one's self as well as others. It is very healing of the emotions and brings peace of mind. It helps with acceptance of responsibility and increases patience. The circulars patterns on ocean jasper symbolize and help us realize that we are all interconnected and nature is a cyclical pattern. It can also help with circular breathing for healing or meditation. Being a type of jasper, ocean jasper is a very protective stone, and any orbs ("eyes") enhance this in regard to protection from the "evil eye." Physically, ocean jasper is beneficial to the digestion, digestive organs, removing toxins, lessen body odor. Ocean Jasper is related to the heart chakra.

 Okenite
Go to fullsize imageOkenite is often called a "warm and fuzzy" stone because it brings feelings of the "warm fuzzies", feelings of comfort and belonging. Emotionally okenite encourages forgiveness of self and others, and lessening of denial. It can bring truth with self and others and ease the harshness of that truth. It also helps break bad habits of all kinds. In the psychic realm, okenite is an excellent helper stone for channeling angels and other benign beings. Okenite is a purifying stone. Physically okenite is helpful for blood diseases and problems, lowering fever, stomach problems, and slowing aging. Okenite is associated primarily with the crown chakra but can align and purify the energy of all chakras.

 Onyx
Go to fullsize imageOnyx is a banded variety of chalcedony, a cryptocrystalline form of quartz. The colors of its bands are white and black.

Onyx is associated primarily with the root chakra. It assists with challenges in life, especially those caused by a drain of energy. It prevents the draining away of personal energy and can be used for protection from such. It also helps with grounding and controlling or eliminating excess or unwanted energies. It has been used for wound healing, childbirth and to increase stamina and self-control. Black onyx and red onyx are associated with the base (root, first) chakra. White onyx is associated with linking the base and crown chakras to have balanced energy throughout the chakra system.

 Opal
Go to fullsize imageThe mineraloid opal is amorphous SiO2·nH2O; hydrated silicon dioxide, the water content sometimes being as high as 20%. Opal ranges from colorless through white, milky blue, gray, red, yellow, green, brown and black. Often many of these colors can be seen at once, caused by interference and diffraction of light passing through minute, regularly arranged apertures within the microstructure of opal, known as Bragg's lattice.

These apertures are filled with secondary silica and form thin lamellae inside the opal during solidification. The term opalescence is commonly and erroneously used to describe this unique and beautiful phenomenon, which is correctly termed play of color. Contrarily, opalescence is correctly applied to the milky, turbid appearance of common or potch opal. Potch does not show a play of color.

Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity. It helps one release inhibitions and enhances memory. Opal is also a very spiritual stone, and can help one be "invisible" in situations where they don't care to be noticed. Opal brings happy dreams. It also eases the process of change. Physically, opal is helpful for eyesight and Parkinson's disease.

 Orange Calcite
Go to fullsize imageOrange calcite is a stone that is particularly helpful mentally. It can relieve emotional fear, mental breakdown, depression, accidents, rape, divorce, suicidal thoughts. It is particularly helpful with phobias. Orange calcite restores mental and emotional equilibrium.

 Orange Millennium
Orange Millennium: This wonderful orange gemstone is the 2nd new find for the 21st century. It has come up from the depths of the Earth and lain on the high desert floor, waiting for mankind's need for a balancing agent to help shift your physical body into a more comfortable place to be. As the emotional winds of change buffet us through the Earth changes that are upon us, these little Orange balls weld the power to calm the survival fears that effect the lower 4 Chakras The fears that tend to keep us off balance and feeling alone, vulnerable to attack, loss, powerlessness.

The root causes of the victim consciousness that seems to permeate the World today, and that creates a self fulfilling prophecy of doom; Letting one face there greatest fears, but then not walking through them. Carrying Orange Millennium™ on your person can greatly help both seeing and feeling that these fears are just that fears, enabling you to feel a sense of calm in the storm.

Helping the body to not react to the reptilian brains fight or flight syndrome, by lessening the bodies need to produce chemical stimulants that create "SUPER STRESS" that rob your energy and create a lethargic feeling along with sleeplessness, bizarre dreams, odd and disturbing visions of a future that holds NO future. Constipation of both the digestive tract and the emotions are greatly helped with Orange Millennium™, relief is brought by the knowingness that you are a child of the Earth and are connected to Her core; you are here to witness the Earth changes and be changed by them, that you are safe going through these changes if you let it be safe.

 

Papagoite
Go to fullsize imagePapagoite is said to bring optimism. Historically it has been used to bring peace and purity. It helps one speak with clarity. It is also used for thought projection. In meditation, it can help bring one to a euphoric state of oneness. It is associated primarily with the third eye chakra, but also aligns all the chakras.
 Peach Aventurine
Go to fullsize imagePeach aventurine gently increases the energy of the sacral chakra. It helps with decision making and can boost creativity. Physically it is beneficial for the lungs, heart, adrenal glands and urogenital system

 Pearl
Go to fullsize imageA pearl is a hard, rounded object produced by certain mollusks, primarily oysters. Pearl is valued as a gemstone and is cultivated or harvested for jewellery.
Pearls are formed inside the shell of certain bivalve mollusks. As a response to an irritating object inside its shell, the mollusk will deposit layers of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) in the form of the minerals aragonite or calcite (both crystalline forms of calcium carbonate) held together by an organic horn-like compound called conchiolin. This combination of calcium carbonate and conchiolin is called nacre, or as most know it, mother-of-pearl.

Today pearls are cultured by man: Shell beads are placed inside an oyster and the oyster is returned to the water. When the pearls are later harvested, the oyster has covered the bead with layers of nacre. Most cultured pearls are produced in Japan. In the warmer waters of the South Pacific, larger oysters produce South Sea cultured pearls and Tahitian black cultured pearls, which are larger in size. Freshwater pearls are cultured in freshwater mussels, mostly in China.Pearls attune the wearer to ebb and flow of life. They are calming and centering. They give purity and promote faith, charity, and integrity, truth and loyalty. They especially enhance personal integrity.

 Peridot
Go to fullsize imagePeridot: This stone, also known as olivine or chrysolite, is a magnesium iron silicate with a hardness of 6.5 to 7. It can be found in Arizona, Hawaii, in the Red Sea, in Australia and Pakistan. Some Peridot crystals have even been found inside meteorites.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say Peridot is a powerful generator of the frequency of Increase--increase of wealth, increase of health, and increase of joy and emotional well-being. It is said to bring the will and emotions into alignment, and to decrease fear.

Periodot is associated with the heart chakra, and can be used to balance and stimulate that chakra. It is a stone of compassion. It has a friendly energy and is excellent for healing. It assists in rebirth and renewal of all kinds. Peridot also bring abundance and prosperity. It enhances the healing and harmony of relationships of all kinds, but particularly marriage. Peridot can lessen stress in relationships, anger and jealousy, slow aging, and heal ulcers and digestive problems. It also assists in finding what is lost, and strengthens ESP abilities. It has been said to make a shield of protection around the body of any wearer of peridot.
 Petalite
Go to fullsize imagePetalite is a lithium aluminium tectosilicate mineral LiAlSi4O10, crystallizing in the monoclinic system. Petalite is a member of the feldspathoid group. It occurs as colorless, grey, yellow, yellow grey, to white tabular crystals and columnar masses. Occurs in lithium-bearing pegmatites with spodumene, lepidolite, and tourmaline. Petalite is an important ore of lithium. The colorless varieties are often used as gemstones.
Discovered in 1800, type locality: Utö Island, Haninge, Stockholm, Sweden. The name is derived from Greek petalon for leaf.

Petalite is sometimes called the "Stone of the Angels". It is excellent for spiritual healing. It also encourages and promotes connections to angels, spirit guides and totems. It is said to lift one to higher awareness and allow access to higher dimensions. It has been used to protect Shamans during ceremonies such as medicine wheels. It is extremely useful for astral travel and meditation because it will ground and protect you during these activities. It will also dissipate and remove negative energy and black magic spells. Petalite is also a stone of peace that can bring gentle calm in most any situation. It is also great at enhancing and increasing intuition and psychic abilities, and increases one's ability to feel subtle energies. Petalite balances yin/yang energies and aligns and balances mind/body/spirit. It is related to and works best on the throat and crown chakras.

 Petoskey Stone
Go to fullsize imagePetoskey Stone is a type of fossilized colony coral found only in Michigan, USA, the coral living during the Devonian period about 350 million years ago when Michigan had a warm inland sea. Because of the "eye" type configurations it shows especially when polished, it is said to mystically help stimulate the third eye and psychic awareness.

Petoskey Stone is also said to keep naughty spirits from channeling incorrect information or interfering with one's life. In particular, as far as awareness, Petoskey Stoneis said to enhance awareness of the emotions, which can be a boon for dealing with emotional issues. It is also said to clear out negative energies from the aura and the environment. Traditional healing folklore and crystal healing lore purport that Petoskey Stone is helpful for healing AIDS, Cancer, CFS, eyes, head, infections, infectious disease, lungs, skeletal system, and tumors of all kinds. Petoskey Stone is related primarily to the third eye chakra as well as the crown chakra.

 Petrified Dinosaur Bone
Go to fullsize imagePetrified or Fossilized Dinosaur Bone increases energy and memory. It has ties with the deep past, and this makes it an excellent stone for past life work. Dinosaur bone is also wonderful for calming anxiety, in particular survival anxieties. It helps, too, with communication and ability to understand communications. Physically, dinosaur bone is used for healing of paralysis, broken bones, hearing, vigor, regulation of body temperature.

 Petrified Wood
Go to fullsize imagePetrified Wood: This stone is not actually wood which has turned to stone, but is a replacement of the form and structure of the original wood by chalcedony or jasper. The most significant location of this material is near Holbrook, AZ, site of the famous Petrified Forest.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say Petrified Wood is useful for bringing patience to those in a process of slow inner transformation, and for bringing that change to fruition. It is said to help one strengthen one's 'backbone', both physically and in terms of self-will.

Petrified wood is a stone that is good for grounding and stabilizing one's emotions. It is particularly useful in calming survival-based fears. It helps one be practical. It is a stone of business success. Petrified wood is a good stone for general protection. Physically, it is beneficial physically for the bones, backaches, skin and hair. Petrified wood is also used for past life regressions because of its inherent link with the past.

 Phantom Quartz
Go to fullsize imagePhantom quartz crystals are wonderful awareness tools. They can give a sense of magic that most of us have lost along the course of our lives. Phantom quartz can help us increase awareness of evolution, in ourselves and in the world around us, showing how growth, rest, and rebirth cycle through all existence. Psychically, phantom quartz is considered excellent for past life work and meditation, and is valuable for the mystic or spiritual seeker. Physically, crystal healing and folk lore say that phantom quartz crystals are excellent for initiating healing, bringing great energy to the healing process, and are especially helpful for hearing disorders and emotional healing.

 Picasso Marble (aka Picasso Jasper)
Go to fullsize imagePicasso Marble (or Picasso Stone) is sometimes called Picasso Jasper. It has strong metaphysical qualities of grounding and calming. It also promotes weight loss and assists in the development of creativity, as well as engendering strength and self-discipline.

 Picture Jasper
Go to fullsize imagePicture jasper helps create harmony, proportion, creative visualization, positive things in business pursuits. It brings and shows hidden messages from the past as well as hidden thoughts, fears, and hopes. These qualities make it useful as an emotional/psychological healing stone.

 Pietersite (aka Tempeststone)
Go to fullsize imagePietersite, a Namibian gemstone, is also called Tempest Stone. It is an opaque stone, with colors ranging from red and gold to indigo and black. It often exhibits a shimmering iridescence similar to tiger eye. It was named after its discoverer, Sid Pieters.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say that Pietersite carries the energy of the 'storm' element, and can purify one's body and energies. It is said to be tremendously energizing to the wearer, enhancing strength, courage, will power, and awareness of the higher planes.

It enhances courage, tenacity, and ability to maintain or create what is yours. Spiritually and psychically, pietersite helps in working with angels, experiencing visions, and precognition, relating to feminine or goddess energy, as well as astral and dimensional travel. Emotionally, pietersite helps to relax, and release deep emotions in a calmer way. Physically, pietersite balances body fluids, improves nutrition, helps with gastrointestinal functions, and helps the endocrine glands, balances female homones, alleviates PMS and menopause symptoms. Pietersite is also excellent for improving memory.

 Pink Peruvian Opal
Go to fullsize imagePink Peruvian Opal is a stone of love and gentleness. It brings energies of gentle love and kindness to both romantic relationships and relationships of other kinds. As with other opals, it also brings inspiration, imagination and creativity. It can help release inhibitions and brings happy dreams. It also eases the process of change. Physically, pink Peruvian opal is helpful for eyesight, heart disease and injury, Parkinson's disease, lungs, and spleen. Pink Peruvian opal is associated primarily with the heart chakra.

 Poppy Jasper (aka Brecciated Jasper)
Go to fullsize imagePoppy Jasper is the reddish variation of brecciated jasper. Sometimes it is just referred to as brecciated jasper, but the modern term is poppy jasper. It has the qualities of enhancing organizational abilities, relaxation, and a sense of wholeness. It is occasionally used to assist when dowsing. It aligns the chakras and balances the yin-yang, physical, and emotional. It is a stone of protection, and is used in particular for protection during astral travel. Poppy jasper encourages attunement and communication with animals and can help with animal allergies, plus other allergies. It brings happiness and a good outlook on life and eases stress. Poppy jasper can help increase physical endurance and ward off dehydration. It is also a good stone for grounding oneself and is associated with the root chakra.

 Prehnite
Go to fullsize imagePrehnite is a phyllosilicate of calcium and aluminium with the formula: Ca2Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)2. Limited Fe3+ substitutes for aluminium in the structure. Prehnite crystallizes in the orthorhombic crystal system. It is brittle with an uneven fracture and a vitreous to pearly lustre. Its hardness is 6-6.5, its specific gravity is 2.80-2.90 and its color varies from light green to grey or white. It is translucent.

Prehnite is a very protective stone and can protect one on all levels. It strengthens the life force and generally increases and stimulates energy. It aids spirit communication through meditation or visualization, out-of-body travel, and is a powerful dream stone. Prehnite is also known as a stone of prophesy which stimulates inner-knowing. Physically, prehnite is helpful in the healing of gout, anemia, and kidney problems

 Purpurite (Purperite)
Go to fullsize imagePupurite is mineral, basically Manganese Phosphate, MnPO4 although with varying amounts of iron depending upon the source of the mineral. It is a striking pink purple colour as might be expected of a manganese containing mineral.

Purpurite (purperite) is a stone that helps break away from self-destructive or self-limiting patterns, as well as external restraints. It helps one speak with confidence. It increases spirituality, promotes inner growth, and stimulates the ability to absorb spiritual insights. Purpurite is also a stone that can bring prosperity and help with finances. Physically, purpurite is helpful for wounds, bruises, uric acid levels, and purifying the blood.

 Pyrite
The mineral pyrite, or iron pyrite, is iron (IV) disulfide, FeS2. It has isometric crystals that usually appear as cubes, faces may be striated (parallel lines on crystal surface or cleavage face) as a result of twinning, but is also frequently octahedral and occurs as pyritohedrons (a dodecahedron with pentagonal faces). It has a slightly uneven and conchoidal fracture, a hardness of 6��.5, and a specific gravity of 4.95��.10. Its metallic luster and pale-to-normal brass-yellow hue have earned it the nickname fool's gold, but ironically enough, small quantities of actual gold can sometimes be found in pyrite. In fact, some auriferous pyrite is a very valuable ore of gold.

Pyrite is a stone of intellect and protection. It enhances intelligence, mental stability, logic, analysis, creativity, memory, and psychic development. It can help you tap your own latent mental talents and abilities. Pyrite is a powerful protection stone, and is very grounding. Pyrite is also known as Fool's Gold and Healer's Gold.

 Pyromorphite
Go to fullsize imagePyromorphite is a mineral species composed of lead chlorophosphate: Pb5(PO4)3Cl, sometimes occurring in sufficient abundance to be mined as an ore of lead. Crystals are common, and have the form of a hexagonal prism terminated by the basal planes, sometimes combined with narrow faces of a hexagonal pyramid. Crystals with a barrel-like curvature are not uncommon. Globular and reniform masses are also found. It is part of a series with two other minerals: mimetite (Pb5(AsO4)3Cl) and vanadinite (Pb5(VO4)3Cl), the resemblance in external characters is so close that, as a rule, it is only possible to distinguish between them by chemical tests.

Pyromorphite is a mineral that enhances the energies of other minerals. Pyromorphite is said to attract money and other objects of wealth, and can help one see the steps to take to achieve goals, giving it the nickname "the Victory Stone". It also activates and stimulates one's personal energy. Pyromorphite can be used to get rid of creative blocks. It is also used to renew connections with people one has lost touch with. Pyromorphite should not be used directly to make elixirs. Pyromorphite is excellent for healing because of its enhancement of other stones used in crystal healing. Physically, pyromorphite is used for chills, gum disease, removing organisms from the blood, and assimilating B vitamins.

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Quantum Quattro SilicaTM
Go to fullsize imageQuantum Quattro Silica™ is from Namibia, the only known source for this combination of minerals: royal blue shattuckite, robin egg blue chrysacola, forest green dioptase, in smoky quartz with pastel light green malachite. Quantum-Quattro Silica™ is an immune system builder that is able to work within the DNA structure and cellular level to re-polarize and magnetically open the gateways to God's direct healing light. It is effective in healing past grief induced trauma that is locked within the emotional energy field and the body's cells, causing pain in both areas. It can and will align all energy bodies, all chakras-both on the body and above and below it-if it is used with sincere prayer, and peaceful meditation.

 Quartz Crystal
Go to fullsize imageQuartz is a power stone that harmonizes and balances. It enhances energy and thoughts, and purifies the spiritual, mental, and physical. It is also a powerfully protective stone, bringing the purified energy in. Historically this crystal has been used to counter black magic, to perform diagnostic healing, and to communicate with spirits and other worlds. Clear quartz, as opposed to colored quartz, is associated with the crown chakra, but also works well on all chakras.

 Quartz, Red Orange River
Go to fullsize imageRed Orange River Quartz is found in South Africa, at, you guessed it, the Orange River. Red hematite gives this quartz its deep orangey-red. The combination of the quartz and the hematite energize and at the same time ground you. Red Orange River Quartz is good for helping accept one's life path, and is excellent for self-realization and acceptance. It is helpful for clear thinking and decision making. It aligns the lower chakras.

 Quartz, Smoky
Go to fullsize imageSmoky (or smokey) quartz is a grounding and stabilizing stone. It brings calm and centering, lifts depression, enhances practicality, and generally removes negative energies, bringing happiness. Smoky quartz is also a good luck stone. It can also assist in tapping subconscious wisdom. Smoky quartz is a protective stone, particularly for physical protection, protection from negativity, and psychic protection. Physically, smoky quartz is helpful for kidneys, abdomen, pancreas, reproductive organs, menstrual cramps, fertility issues, water retention. Smoky quartz is associated with the root chakra.

 Snow Quartz
Go to fullsize imageSnow quartz is a stone that brings good fortune. It is also a calming and soothing stone. Snow quartz is helpful for meditation, and looking within. It also has all the properties of clear quartz to a lesser degree. Snow quartz is often used for purification. Physically, it is beneficial for the immune system

 Quartz, Tourmalated
Go to fullsize imageTourmalated quartz, also known as tourmaline in quartz, is an excellent protective stone, and brings balance and inner strength. It deflects and grounds negativity, and reduces anxiety and depression.

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Rainbow Moonstone
Go to fullsize imageRainbow Moonstone is a richly colored feldspar gemstone, which exhibits iridescent flashes of blue, red, gold, green and white. It has natural white inclusions, which add intricacy and depth to its appearance. It is widely used in jewelry and has a hardness of 6.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say Rainbow Moonstone can bring flashes of insight, increase intuition, and enhance one's creativity, compassion, endurance and inner confidence. It is said to enhance the power of the feminine, and to awaken the rainbow body of Light.

Rainbow moonstone has a gentle, calming energy. It helps to strengthen intuition and psychic perception, and enhances creativity, compassion, endurance and inner confidence. It is a stone that brings balance and harmony. The Rainbow effect brings in a spectrum of light, and can help with clearing and bringing in uplifting energies. It has been said to have the power to grant wishes.

 Rainbow Obsidian
Go to fullsize imageRainbow Obsidian (Sheen Obsidian) is called a "stone of pleasure" because one of its most notable attributes metaphysically is bringing pleasure, enjoyment and joy to one's life. It also brings love and light to one and can bring out the Spiritual. Rainbow Obsidian is used psychically to enhance clairvoyance and is an excellent scrying stone, especially in the areas of love, relationships and self-development. It is also a very protective stone, and is especially effective in protection rituals and amulets, where it works by grounding out negativity to let light in. Thus, it is also a very grounding and centering stone. Rainbow Obsidian is primarily associated with the root chakra.

 Rainforest Jasper (aka Australian Rain Forest Jasper, Rhyolite, Ryolite)
Go to fullsize imageRainforest Jasper or Australian Rainforest Jasper, is more specifically known geologically as rhyolite or ryolite. It is known as a stone of resolution and perseverence. It is said to help communication of all kinds, and helps one listen easily and without distorting the message one is hearing. It is also a wonderful stone for meditaiton. Rainforest Jasper balances the Yin/Yang (masculine and feminine) energies. It can help one allow other people into their lives, even if one has been reclusive or solitary. It is also a stone of protection. Physically, Rainforest Jasper is used for cleansing the liver, regeneration, and general healing. It is related to and helpful with the solar plexus chakra primarily, and also the throat chakra.

 Red Aventurine
Go to fullsize imageRed aventurine has the properties of aventurine, plus more because of its color and composition.Red aventurine enhances creativity and ability to see possibilities. It can heal the reproductive system, and sometimes reverse diseases. It also can bring prosperity and lessen negativity. Red aventurine is associated with the sacral and root chakras.

 Red Calcite
Go to fullsize imageRed calcite brings stability to one's will, and increases inner strength. It assists with problem solving. It can also attract love. Physically red calcite is beneficial for genitals, reproductive organs, gonads, ovaries, hips, lets, feet, stiff muscles and joints.

 Red Jasper
Go to fullsize imageRed Jasper is a deep brownish red gemstone in the Quartz family. It comes from Brazil, Africa and North America.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say Red Jasper can activate the first chakra, at the base of the spine, for an increase in life-force energies, or prana. It is said to be a useful stone for self-healing, providing a consistent flow of beneficial energies that help one to embody wholeness. Red Jasper offers grounding and strength, and is recommended for those who wish to be in union with the Earth.

 Rhodizite
Go to fullsize imageRhodozite is sometimes called the "master crystal." It is a truly positive energy stone that never needs to be cleared or charged. Rhodizite assists with astral travel by helping you get and process the information needed from the astral travel. It is also very helpful for meditation, making stilling the mind much easier. Madagascar Shamans are said to use rhodizite for "cloud busting" and initiating rain. Energetically, rhodizite is very powerful for unlocking and clearing blockages, and activating all the chakras. Physically, rhodizite is helpful for cancer, tissue inflammation, cellular diseases, pH balance in the body, stabilizing brain function, and is an excellent energy booster for all types of healing.

 Rhodocrosite (sometimes spelled Rhodochrosite)
Go to fullsize imageRhodocrosite is rich rose pink gemstone, often with pale pink or white patterns. Its hardness is 4. The name comes from the Greek word for 'rose red'. In Argentina Rhodocrosite has formed in stalagmites in the silver mines of the Incas since they were abandoned in the 13th century.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say that Rhodocrosite is a 'stone of love and balance', which can assist one in attaining an ecstatic state during meditation. Wearing the stone is said to bring the vibration of joy into one's daily life

Rhodocrosite is an elegant pink and white stone called the "stone of love and balance" as it balances and enhances love on all levels. It allows fuller love to enter one's life, in part by calming excessive passions. It energizes and cleanses the base, sacral and heart chakras, as well as balancing the mental and emotional processes. Traditionally rhodocrosite has been considered good for the digestion, the heart, the kidneys, the pulse rate, and the thyroid.

 Rhodonite
Go to fullsize imageRhodonite: This stone gets its name from the Greek word for its rose color. It is a manganese metasilicate with a hardness of 5.5 to 6.5. Its rich pink color is often contrasted with black dendritic inclusions of manganese oxide. It is found in Russia, Mexico, the USA, Canada and South Africa.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say Rhodonite is a stone for activating love energies in oneself and others. It is said to clear and activate the heart chakra, to dispel tension and anxiety & to help one establish inner balance. It is sometimes refereed to as the 'stone of peace' and may help resolve conflicts.

Rhodonite is a stone of grace and elegance. It decreases anxiety while increasing attention to detail. It works beneficially on the heart chakra, opening one to unconditional love and increased service to mankind. It is also a calming stone. Rhodonite is also a stone of contrasts. The bright pinks indicate energy that enhances passionate love. The shiny black indicates grounding energy. This stone can help one have a passionate love that is also grounded. Physically it has been known to help with emphysema, joint inflammation, light sensitivity, strep throat and heart disorders.
 Richterite
Go to fullsize imageRichterite is a stone of calmness, relaxation and strength. It is said to help lessen the "fight or flight" syndrome associated with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and other anxiety states. It is said to help one balance action and reaction, and handle life in a calm, steady, and strong manner. When one is already in a relaxed state such as meditation, richterite can profoundly deepen the relaxation, allowing the body freedom to heal more fully, grow stronger, and for the mind to expand into higher states of awareness.

 As a throat chakra stone, richterite is involved with communication, but rather than external communication it is primarily involved with communication within the entity or person. Physically richterite is used in folklore and spiritual healing to aid in healing of circulation problems, glandular problems, particularly thyroid problems, respiratory problems, parasites, fevers of various kinds, and typhoid. Richterite is commonly associated with the throat (5th) chakra.

 Rose Quartz
Go to fullsize imageRose quartz is a stone of unconditional love. It opens the heart chakra to all forms of love: self-love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love. Rose quartz has excellent protection energies during pregnancy and childbirth. The elevated energy of quartz gives rose quartz a property of enhancing love in virtually any situation. It also brings gentleness, forgiveness, and tolerance. Rose quartz is also said to be helpful with weight loss. Rose quartz is associated with the heart chakra.

 Rubellite
Image PreviewRubellite is pink to red tourmaline. It is a stone of balance and calm. Emotionally, rubellite helps bring emotional balance and helps open up, relax, and detach from personal pain. It can be used with lepidolite as a super-powerful energy for calming people in distress. As prosperity is a natural effect of a life in balance, rubellite also brings abundance.

Rubellite is also a stone of passion, bringing passionate energy and love. Physically, rubellite balances the body's electrochemical system, strengthens immune system, heals backaches, and reproductive system disorders, detoxifies the blood, assists with recovery, and eases the effects of radiation poisoning. Rubellite is associated with the sacral and root chakras, as well as the heart chakra.
 Ruby
Go to fullsize imageRuby, one of the most prized gems in the world, is a mineral in the corundum group, an aluminum oxide with a hardness of 9. Its name comes from Latin, Rubeus, for the color red. Fine pieces are found in Burma, India & Thailand.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say that Ruby is a stone which can enhance our courage & passion. It is said to initiate the Kundalini & to increase one's supply of life-force energies. Ruby is recommended for clearing blockages, for arousing sexual energies, and for transmuting them for spiritual purposes.


Ruby brings integrity, devotion and happiness. It also enhances generosity and brings prosperity. Ruby brings and increases romantic love. Ruby is a stone that has been known to be very protective of home, worldly possession, children, and psychic protection. It is a stone of high energy and power that promotes healing on all levels. Ruby is associated with the root chakra.

 Ruby Aura (Ruby Aura Quartz)
Go to fullsize imageRuby Aura Quartz is quartz that is treated by permanently bonding platinum or gold and platinum to the surface of quartz crystal. Crystal healing and metaphysical lore of Ruby Aura is as follows. Ruby aura is a stone of passion and vitality. It is also very protective, especially so in times of upheaval and turmoil, and against aggression and violence. It is helpful for overcoming survival issues of all kinds and cleansing the base or root chakra. Physically, in crystal healing and traditional folklore, ruby aura is used in healing the back, feet, hips spine, and legs.

 Ruby in Zoisite
Go to fullsize imageRuby in Zoisite is an energy amplification stone that can energize the entire field of one's body. It is used for psychic ability and empowerment, as well as altered states of consciousness. Ruby in Zoisite stimulates the crown chakra. Physically, it is beneficial for heart disorders, and physical vitality.

 
 Rutilated Quartz
Go to fullsize imageRutilated Quartz is a gemstone composed of clear quartz with inclusions of titanium oxide, or rutile. Its hardness is 7, and the greatest abundance of gem-grade specimens are found in Brazil.

Intuitive sources say that Rutilated Quartz can act as an energizer when one is fatigued, and that it promotes clarity of thought and enhanced insight. It is also said to repel negative energies and to rid one of unwanted interference. It has been recommended for stabilizing emotions, relationships & mental processes.

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Sapphire
Go to fullsize imageSapphire is the single-crystal form of aluminium oxide (Al2O3), a mineral known as corundum. It can be found naturally as gemstones or manufactured in large crystal boules for a variety of applications.

Sapphire, one of the most highly prized gems in the world, is a blue corundum, an aluminum oxide mineral with a hardness of 9. It comes in a variety of colors, though its name derives from the Greek word for blue. It is found in Africa, India, the USA and Southeast Asia.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say that Sapphire can enhance one's intuition, bringing joy and peace to the mind. It is said to bring prosperity and the fulfillment of one's dreams. It can be used to enhance psychic ability and to help one to develop increased mental powers.

Sapphire is a stone of creative expression, intuition, and meditation, and enhances all those things. Physically it is good for lowering fevers and inflammation, hearing problems, and burns. It is also beneficial for mental clarity and depression. Sapphire is associated with the brow chakra.

 Scapolite
Go to fullsize imageScapolite is known as a stone of problem solving and achievement. It is said to help find elegant solutions to problems, make changes in one's life, and bring inspiration and strength of purpose. Use scapolite mystically for bringing energies of breaking old patterns of sabotaging self and bringing acceptance of success. In this way, scapolite is a stone of success too. Spiritually, scapolite is said to bring peace of mind and calm debilitating emotions. Intuitives use scapolite on computers, TV's and other electronic equipment to absorb and negate EMF emissions. Folklore and spiritual healing says that scapolite is helpful for eyesight; mental clarity; glaucoma; cateracts; tension and pain in shoulders, neck, upper chest, and head; bone disorders; calcium assimilation; recovery from surgery; arthritis pain; and emotional chaos. Spiritual healers also use scapolite to draw out pain.

 Schorl (Black Tourmaline)
Go to fullsize imageBlack tourmaline, also known as schorl, is associated with the root or base chakra, and is excellent for grouding excess energy. It is a well known as a purifying stone that deflects and transforms negative energy, and thus is very protective. It can transform and remove negativity from an individual or an environment. It is often used as an aura cleanser, and can help one attain higher levels of awareness.

 Black tourmaline is also used for repelling and protecting one from black magick, and is often said to return the negative spell to the sender. Some claim that black tourmaline deflects all kinds of energy, but my personal experience is that it's not so. It is possible that the black tourmaline's effect of grounding excess energy gives this impression. Black tourmaline has also been used to deflect radiation energy from tv's and computer monitors. Emotionally, black tourmaline is excellent for dispelling fears, obsessions, and neuroses, bringing emotional stability. Physically, black tourmaline can strengthen the immune system, help with heart disease, arthritis, and gout.

 Selenite
Go to fullsize imageSelenite is a stone of mental clarity, enhancing mental flexibility and strengthening decisions. With it you can access past lives. It also promotes good business practices. It removes energy blocks from the physical and etheric bodies. It also aligns the spine, is good for the skeleton, and decreases epilepsy and seizures. It also has the ability to clear other stones that are placed on or near it. Selenite is associated with the crown chakra.

 Seraphinite (Serafinite, Serafina, Serefina Chlorite, Chlinochlore)
Go to fullsize imageSeraphinite (serafina, chlinochlore) is often referred to an an angel stone because of its higher energies and relationship with angels. Seraphinite is said to help contact angels and communicate with them. Psychically, seraphinite is beneficial for intuition and psychic awareness. This stone can be very protective of the heart chakra when used over this chakra, and is helpful for sending unconditional love. Seraphinite is a purifying stone that helps one find one's higher purpose and will. Seraphinite is also extremely helpful for all forms of transformation and transmutation, including the magickal kind. Physically, seraphinite is healing for nerves, brain cells, purification of the blood and organs and eliminating toxins, kidneys, liver.

 Serpentine
Go to fullsize imageSerpentine is a group of common rock-forming hydrous magnesium iron phyllosilicate ((Mg, Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4) minerals; it is also often rich in other metal ores, including chromium, manganese, cobalt and nickel. In mineralogy, serpentine may refer to any of 20 minerals belonging to the serpentine group. Owing to admixture, these minerals are not always easy to individualize, and distinctions are not usually made. There are three important aggregate structures of serpentine: antigorite, chrysotile and lizardite.

Serpentine is said to owe its name either to its serpent-like colours and patterns or from an old belief that the stones were effective protection from snake bites. They have their origins in metamorphic alterations of peridotite, amphibolite and pyroxene. Serpentines may also pseudomorphously replace other magnesium silicates. Alterations may be incomplete, causing physical properties of serpentines to vary widely. Where they form a significant part of the land surface, the soil is unusually high in clay.
Soils derived from serpentine are toxic to many plants due to their high mineral content, and the flora is generally very distinctive, with specialised, slow-growing species. Areas of serpentine-derived soil will show as strips of shrubland and open, scattered small trees (often conifers) within otherwise forested areas

Serpentine, which is also called New Jade, is a beneficial and versatile stone. It is said by mystics to help with emotional cleansing, psychic powers, and attract love and money. It is also used in the rise of the kundalini, facilitating the rise by opening a path that lessens discomfort. In addition, serpentine is considered a metaphysically protective stone that is especially protective against snakebite, poison, and venom. Serpentine is an excellent stone for meditation. Physically, traditional and mystical lore says that serpentine eliminates parasite infections and removes venom and other poisons.

 Shattuckite
Go to fullsize imageShattuckite is often called a stone of reconciliation. It is reputed to have properties of assisting with reconcilation and renewal. Shattuckite is also used to channel information, particularly from extra-terrestrials; and it is used for automatic writing. It is said to calm the mind and create harmony. Crystal healing lore reputs that shattuckite is helpful for healing diabetes, calcium absorption problems, parathyroid, mites and other infestations, and tonsilitis. Shattuckite is primarily associated with the throat chakra.

 Silver
Go to fullsize imageSilver is a chemical element with the symbol Ag (from the traditional abbreviation for the Latin argentum). A soft white lustrous transition metal, it has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal and occurs in minerals and in free form. This metal is used in coins, jewelry, tableware, and photography

Silver is a mineral that is said to mirror the soul, strengthen the connection between astral and physical bodies, and enhance intuitive and psychic energies. Silver is mystically considered to improve speech, bring eloquence. It is also purported to attract, enhance and store the energies of gemstones, as well as draw out negative energies. Silver is related to the moon, and moon energies. Physically, crystal healing lore indicates that silver is has been traditionally used to aid heptatitis treatments, eliminate toxins, expel toxins through the pores, headache, rheumatic pain, nausea and gastritis, obesity, diabetes, and increase assimilation of vitamins A and E.

 Silver Topaz
Go to fullsize imageSilver topaz is a stone of success and manifestion when directed toward the highest good of all. It promotes creativity and individuality. It replaces negativity with love and joy. It enhances healing and visualization, and aids in the healing of depression, wounds, and skin problems. It helps communication with animals and plants. Silver topaz is associated with the crown chakra, but will work with all chakras. Topaz is associated with the astrological signs Scorpio and Saggitarius

 Smithsonite
Go to fullsize imageSmithsonite, or zinc spar, is zinc carbonate ZnCO3, a mineral ore of zinc. Historically, smithsonite was identified with hemimorphite before it was realised that they were two distinct minerals. The two minerals are very similar in appearance and the term calamine has been used for both, leading to some confusion.
Smithsonite is a zinc carbonate mineral with a hardness of 4.3 to 4.5. It comes in various colors, including pink, lavender and blue-green, and often shows a pearly luster. It is found in Mexico, Spain, Greece, Namibia and the USA.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say Smithsonite can soothe the emotions and help to nurture the child within. It is said to be useful for relieving stress and instilling a sense of self worth. It can help one to accept love, to give love and to love oneself. It can help to achieve a sense of comfort & joy.

Smithsonite is a stone of charm, kindness and positive happenings. It is auspicious for new beginnings. It can activate each chakra (energy center) of the body and can be used as a "replacement stone" in crystal healing. It reputedly helps with immune system problems, alcoholism, sinus problems and digestive ailments. It also helps attract new friends.

 Smoky Quartz
Go to fullsize imageSmokey Quartz: This variety of quartz is characterized by rich hues of brown, ranging from light tan to almost black. It can be found on every continent. The Scottish variety of Smokey Quartz is called 'cairngorm'.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say that Smokey Quartz is one of the premier stones for clearing the aura of negative energies and providing psychic protection from negative energies in one's environment. It is also believed to help with grounding, or coming 'down to earth' after meditation, etc.

Smoky (or smokey) quartz is a grounding and stabilizing stone. It brings calm and centering, lifts depression, enhances practicality, and generally removes negative energies, bringing happiness. Smoky quartz is also a good luck stone. It can also assist in tapping subconscious wisdom. Smoky quartz is a protective stone, particularly for physical protection, protection from negativity, and psychic protection. Physically, smoky quartz is helpful for kidneys, abdomen, pancreas, reproductive organs, menstrual cramps, fertility issues, water retention. Smoky quartz is associated with the root chakra.

 Snowflake Obsidian
Go to fullsize imageSnowflake Obsidian is a volcanic glass that is created from the lava flows that accompany eruptions. It is primarily black, with grayish white 'snowflakes' of hardened ash.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say Snowflake Obsidian is a powerful stone of psychic protectionÐÐa stone which can purify the auric field of negative influences from within and without. It is said to dispel bad dreams & anxieties, and to help one align with the Divine Light. It is said to help one stay safe by being more aware of dangers.

Snowflake obsidian has the property of bringing things to the surface. The things brought to the surface could be positive or negative, love, anger, secrets; but with snowflake obsidian, these things are brought to the surface more gently that they might be otherwise. Snowflake obsidian can provide balance during times of change. It aids in seeing patterns in life and recreating them in a more beneficial way. It is a stone of serenity and purity, and can shield against negativity. It is associated with the root chakra and is beneficial for the veins, skeleton, and smooth skin. Snowflake obsidian gives protection from physical and emotional harm.

 Sodalite
Go to fullsize imageSodalite is a rare, rich royal blue mineral widely enjoyed as an ornamental stone. Although massive sodalite samples are opaque, crystals are usually transparent to translucent. Sodalite is a member of the sodalite group and together with hauyne, nosean and lazurite is a common constituent of lapis lazuli.

Discovered in 1806 in Greenland, sodalite did not become important as an ornamental stone until 1891 when vast deposits of fine material were discovered in Ontario, Canada. It has since been named Princess Blue after Princess Patricia who, upon visiting Ontario some time after its discovery, chose sodalite as interior decoration for Marlborough House in England.

Sodalite is a stone of logic, rationality, and efficiency. It is helpful for work in groups and stimulates thought. Sodalite is a stone that is good for healing breaches in communication. It is a stone of truth, and brings this to all communications. It can help end arguments or other disagreements. It is particularly useful for honesty of emotions. It increases intelligence, knowledge and learning, and can unite the logical with the spiritual. Physically it is beneficial for the glands, digestive system, relieving insomnia, and decreasing calcium deficiency. It can also be useful for quicker healing of head colds. Sodalite is associated with the throat and brow chakras.

 Spirit Quartz (Porcupine Quartz, Cactus Quartz, Spirit Crystals)
Go to fullsize imageSpirit Quartz was known as porcupine quartz or cactus quartz until it settled into its "real" name. Spirit quartz is reputed in the metaphysical lore to bring qualities of energy, peace, and positive energy to all realms. It is said to transform negative energy into positive energy, thereby being a very protective stone, and excellent for auric shielding as well as mental and physical types of protection. Spirit quartz is also excellent and often used for astral projection, dreamwork, shamanic journeying, and rebirthing. Emotionally it is said to remove fear, bringing emotional peace and happiness. Spirit quartz works very well with other minerals and can boost their energy as well as cleanse and activate them. Physically spirit quartz is used in traditional folklore and crystal healing lore for skin disorders, allergic reactions, colon disorders, detoxification, obsessive disorders, familial abuse related stress disorders. Spirit quartz is associated primarily with the crown chakra, but will work to align and balance all chakras together.

 Stichtite
Go to fullsize imageStichtite is a stone that brings emotional awareness and expansion. It is a very calming stone that brings tranquility and peace to individuals and to one's environment. It help one to be gentle with self and others, and promotes keeping promises, openly sharing opinions, and considering all thoughts with love. It engenders loving companionship of all kinds. For family life, stichtite can help children behave positively. Physically, stichtite helps heal teeth, gums, skin elasticity, skin regeneration, mucous membrane problems. Stichtite is associated with the heart chakra, which it helps the passage of kundalini through.

 Stilbite
Go to fullsize imageStilbite is a tectosilicate mineral of the zeolite group consisting of hydrated calcium aluminium silicate, NaCa2Al5Si13O36䞊H2O.

Stilbite from Kiui Island, Alaska, USA
Usually a small proportion of the calcium is replaced by sodium. Crystals are monoclinic, and are commonly twinned, giving rise to complex groups and characteristic sheaf-like aggregates. The color is usually white, sometimes red, and on the perfect cleavage (parallel to the plane of symmetry) the lustre is markedly pearly; hence the name stilbite, from Greek, "to shine".

Stilbite is a powerful mineral. It helps with psychic knowing and intuition. It is also used for psychic direction and guidance from guides, guardian angels, and totem animals. Stilbite is also a powerful stone of creativity that enhances creative energy. It heightens many physical senses, particularly taste (but as Mr Volunteer Man reminds me, the stone itself should not be eaten!) Stilbite can also help with acceptance and letting go. It is also used for manifestation. Physically, stilbite is used to remove toxins, and for laryngitis. Stilbite is associated with the heart, crown, and throat chakras.

 Sugilite
Go to fullsize imageSugilite is sometimes known as "the healer's stone" because of its great ability to enhance healing. It is associated with the third eye and crown chakras. It lessens effects of shock and disappointment. In addition to its well known enhancement of healing ability, it also strengthens spirituality, psychic ability and channelling. Sugilite is a stone that helps perfect spiritual love and open the heart chakra to unconditional love. It can help manifest one's natural gifts and protect against harsh realities. It lowers hostility, anger, jealousy and prejudice and gives a sense of freedom. Psychically, it is excellent for all kinds of psychic protection. It has been used for headaches and to decrease all types of discomfort. Sugilite is associated with the brow chakra. It is also called Luvulite or Lavulite.

 Sulphur (Sulfur, Sulfer)
Go to fullsize imageSulphur is said in the crystal healing world to be a stone of energy and vitality which can help remove negative thoughts and feelings. Mystically, this is said to help decrease illness by taking away the mental/emotional component. The vitality properties of sulphur are said to bring protection and purification. It is used in metaphysics to purify and detoxify environments, thoughts, and even the energy fields of people. Traditional and mystical lore repute that sulphur is helpful for the skin, digestion, arthritis, recuperation, muscles, back-aches, feet, chemotherapy related discomforts and detoxification of substances or toxins. Sulphur is considered to be related primarily to the solar plexus chakra

 Sunstone
Go to fullsize imageSunstone, a felspar exhibiting in certain directions a brilliant spangled appearance, which has led to its use as an ornamental stone.
The effect appears to be due to reflections from enclosures of red haematite, in the form of minute scales, which are hexagonal, rhombic or irregular in shape, and are disposed parallel to the principal cleavage-plane. These enclosures give the stone an appearance something like that of aventurine, whence sunstone is known also as "aventurine-felspar."

Sunstone is a powerful stone for dispelling fears and phobias of all kinds. It is also a leadership stone, and brings leadership qualities to its wearer. In addition to dispelling fears and phobias, sunstone also decreases stress and lifts depression. Sunstone also brings good luck and abundance, and turns negative energies and psychic attacks into positive energies. This stone increases personal power and will, as well as life force energy. Sunstone is also said to be helpful in contacting animal or spirit guides. Physically, sunstone is beneficial for general health, physical energy, sexual dysfunction, increasing sexual energy. Sunstone is associated with the sacral chakra.

 Super Seven
Go to fullsize imageSuper Seven, also known as Melody's Stone or Sacred 7, is a very spiritual stone. It is one of the few stones that retain their energy and clarity and never needs cleansing or energizing. Also, a piece of Super Seven retains the properties of all the stones in the combination of amethyst, smoky quartz, clear quartz, rutile, goethite, lepidochrosite and cacoxenite, even if the piece does not visibly show all 7 minerals. Super Seven is excellent for enhancing all types of psychic abilities and psychic skills including telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, channeling, telekinesis, and others. It is a powerful stone for crystal healing, and is excellent for healing mind, body, and spirit dis-ease. Super Seven is not associated with any one chakra, but is reportedly fantastic at healing, balancing and energizing all seven chakras.

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Tanzanite
Go to fullsize imageTanzanite is the blue/purple variety of the mineral zoisite discovered in the Meralani Hills of northern Tanzania in 1967, near the city of Arusha. It is a popular and valuable gemstone when cut, although its durability is somewhat lacking. Tanzanite is noted for its remarkably strong trichroism, appearing alternately sapphire blue, violet, and sage-green depending on crystal orientation. However, most tanzanite is subjected to artificial heat treatment to improve its colour: this significantly subdues its trichroism.

Tanzanite is sometimes called the "workaholic's stone". This is because it helps you slow down and take it easy. This in turn, brings success in more areas of life. It relieves stress and enhances composure, poise, and harmony. Physically it is beneficial for stress related illnesses and high blood pressure in particular.

 Tektite
Tektites (from Greek tektos, molten) are natural glass objects, up to a few centimeters in size, which — according to most scientists — have been formed by the impact of large meteorites on Earth's surface, although a few researchers favor an origin from the Moon as volcanic ejecta

Tektites are used for wisdom, knowledge, and to help withstand mental or emotional "stumbling." They are also used to dimish or overcome challenges with mental processes. Psychically they are used for extraterrestrial communication, astral travel, and lucid dreaming. Tektites are also used to strengthen one's energy field.

 Thulite
Go to fullsize imageThulite (sometimes called rosaline) is an opaque, massive pink variety of the mineral zoisite. Thulite is often mottled with white calcite and occurs as veins and fracture fillings transecting many types of rock. Its colour is said to be attributed to manganese. In mineralogical literature, thulite may sometimes refer to any pink zoisite.
Thulite was first discovered in Lom, Norway in 1820. It is named after the mythical island of Thule in the belief that the island is Norway. Thulite is used as a carving material in the manufacture of ornamental objects.
Thulite is also found in the Austrian Tyrol, in Mitchell County, North Carolina, and in Western Australia.

Thulite, sometimes called unionite or pink zoisite is a stone of nurturing in a deep and full way. It aids understanding and healing the pains and illnesses caused by a lack of nurturing, even abuse. Crystal healers and psychic healers will find thulite helpful when working with survivors of incest, physical abuse, emotional abuse, abandonment, and neglect. Survivors themselves often find thulite comforting and helpful in combating self-sabotage, low self-esteem, and other life-long symptoms of abuse and neglect.

Others will find that thulite can help them too, by helping them nurture themselves and those they love. Thulite is helpful for bringing healing of eating disorders including anorexia and bulemia, loneliness. Thulite helps bring nurturing love and understanding of love to one's life, and can help bring harmony in relationships or communities. In addition, thulite is a stone for the central nervous system that enhances coordination, concentradion, and dexterity by bringing the mind and body into alignment together to work together at their highest capacity. Artists, craftspeople and others who work with their hands can find thulite extremely helpful. Athletes can also find thulite very helpful because of its boost of these qualities, which can improve their athletic performance. Thulite is usually related to the root chakra, particularly the darker shades, although it is also related to the heart chakra by many.



 Tibetan "Black" Quartz
Go to fullsize imageTibetan "Black" Quartz is a powerful stone with purifying energies and the vibration of the "OM". It is called "Black" quartz because it often has black inclusions, although clear examples exist too. It can be used for balancing all chakras and meridians. It can also be used for very powerful energy grids and deep spiritual meditation. Tibetan "Black" Quartz is also excellent for dissolving energy blockages and purifying energies. This makes it superb for protection of the aura or an environment and will also purify the aura or environment. Tibetan "Black" Quartz is often used in the corners of a room for purifying energies and protecting the space from negative energies. Wearing or carrying this type of quartz will cleanse the aura and protect it from negative influences, as well as helping ground the wearer. Physically, Tibetan "Black" Quartz is used in crystal healing for powerful healing of any type, removal of toxins and other impurities, and moving illness energies out of the body.

 Tibetan Scepter Quartz
Go to fullsize imageScepter crystals are popularly believed to have been used by the priests/priestesses of Atlantis and Lemuria. They remind you of who you are and why you are here, and give courage, particularly to take action. Scepter crystals help one establish a firm connection to the "true self".


 Tiffany Stone (Opalized Fluorite, Opal Fluorite, Bertrandite, Ice Cream Opalite, Purple Opal)
Go to fullsize imageTiffany Stone (aka Opalized Fluorite, Opal Fluorite, Bertrandite, Ice Cream Opalite, Purple Opal) is a highly energetic but subtle stone. Psychically it helps with communication and interpretation of psychically received information of all kinds, including telepathic, channeled, clairaudience, clairvoyance, and others. Energetically it is excellent for removing energy blockages of the meridians and chakras. Tiffany Stone is helpful emotionally by assisting transitions during changes of all kinds, engendering persistence and emotional strength, and verbalizing hidden or secret feelings. Tiffany Stone is also beneficial for business and business success. Physically, Tiffany Stone boosts the sex drive and can enhance sexual experience, and is an all-around healing stone. Tiffany Stone is associated primarily with the third eye chakra.

 Tiger's Eye
Go to fullsize imageTiger Eye: This popular gold and brown gemstone is named for the iridescent flicker of its colored bands, which bring to mind the yellow eyes of the tiger. It is found in South Africa, Australia, India & the USA. Tiger Eye is a quartz mineral with a hardness of 7.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say Tiger Eye is a stone for increasing one's physical energy, stamina, mental clarity, will power, strength and decisiveness. It is said to activate the third chakra, and to increase one's personal power & ability to manifest one's desires.

Tiger's Eye (Tiger Eye) is a stone of protection that is also very grounding. It enhances integrity, willpower, practicality and correct use of power. It is a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money. Tiger's eye is also a very protective stone which is especially protective during travel. It can also help one see clearly without illusion. Tiger's eye brings a special boost to the solar plexus chakra and to one's personal power.

 Tiger Iron
Go to fullsize imageTiger iron helps with creative endeavors and all types of artistic abilities. It is a stone of balance and particularly helps maintain the balance of white and red blood cells. It can increase the production of natural steroids in the body and is beneficial for the muscular structure.
 
Topaz
Go to fullsize imageTopaz is the designation of a French sounding rocket. The Topaze built by the manufacturer SEREB was the first guidable French elevator research rocket. The Topaze was started between 1962 and 1965 14mal von Hammaguir. There were two versions of the Topaze.

Topaz is a powerful stone in the way that quartz is. It is a balancing and calming stone that balances emotions, releases tension, balances emotions, and can bring joy. Topaz is also believed to bring success and good fortune, and synchronicity. It is also used for protection, particularly protection from the evil eye and greed. It also is said to bring creativity, individuality, true love, and hope. Spiritually it brings in spiritual love and peace. Physically, topaz aids with gout, blood disorders, hemorrhages, poor appetite, tissue regeneration, tuberculosis, aging (reverses), endocrine system.

 Topaz, Blue
Go to fullsize imageBlue topaz brings leadership ability to anyone who wears or carries it. It also enhances and improves psychic knowledge, spiritual growth, and psychic insight. It also lends and air of tranquility in those endeavors.

 Tourmaline
Go to fullsize imageThe tourmaline mineral group is chemically one of the most complicated groups of silicate minerals. It is a complex silicate of aluminium and boron, but because of isomorphous replacement (solid solution), its composition varies widely with sodium, calcium, iron, magnesium, lithium and other elements entering into the structure

Tourmaline is an aluminum borate silicate with a hardness of about 7. It is found on every continent and has the richest color variation of any gemstone, including, pink, green, red, blue, violet and black.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say that Tourmaline strengthens the heart and soothes the emotions. It is believed to be a stone which can help one to overcome sorrow or traumatic memories, and it is also said to emanate the energies of love, joy and inner harmony.

Tourmaline increases flexibility, happiness, objectivity, compassion and serenity. It also enhances tolerance and understanding. It is a stone that is very helpful for channeling. Tourmaline is also a very protecting stone. Tourmaline is often associated with the heart chakra, particularly watermelon tourmaline, where it opens one to accept love. Other colors of tourmaline are associated with the chakra of the same color.

 Tourmalated Quartz
Go to fullsize imageTourmalated quartz, also known as tourmaline in quartz, is an excellent protective stone, and brings balance and inner strength. It deflects and grounds negativity, and reduces anxiety and depression.

 Tree Agate (Dendritic Agate)
Go to fullsize imageTree (Dendritic) Agate is said to assist with introspection and self-discovery. It can give a wider viewpoint of the world. Tree agate relives tension, fever, and skin eruptions. It also brings plentiful crops.

 Turritella
Go to fullsize imageTurritella (Turritella agate) is a protective stone. It is especially good protection against spells. As with all fossils, it can help increase accomplishments in the area of business and add excellence to one's environment. They also aid one in being open to change and new ideas. Traditionally, fossils have been used to aid in curing diseases and ailments of the skeletal system, bones, hands, and feet.

 Turquonite
Go to fullsize imageTurquonite is howlite that is dyed blue to resemble turquoise, and is often falsely sold as turquoise. It balances and evens out mood fluctuations and brings inner peace. Because the stone is actually howlite, it has the properties of howlite of decreasing an overly critical state of mind, selfishness, stress, pain, and rudeness; increases sublety and tact. It helps bones, teeth, calcium levels and leg cramps. It also heightens creativity
 
Turquoise
Go to fullsize imageTurquoise (or turquois) is opaque, blue-to-green hydrated copper aluminium phosphate mineral according to the chemical formula CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8ܫH2O. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been enjoyed as a gem and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. In recent times turquoise—like most other opaque gems—has had its popularity undermined by the introduction of treatments, imitations, and synthetics onto the market, some difficult to detect even by experts.

The word turquoise is very old and likely is derived from the French pierre turquoise, meaning Turkish stone. This is thought to have arisen from a misconception: turquoise does not occur in Turkey but was traded there, and the gem became associated with the country in the West.
Turquoise is a copper aluminum phosphate mineral with a hardness of 5 to 6. Its name means 'Turkish stone', because early trade routes brought it to Europe via Turkey. It has been used in amulets & jewelry in Europe/Asia for thousands of years & is important in Native American jewelry.

Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say Turquoise is a stone of wholeness, promoting the sense of unity of the self and oneness with all that surrounds us. It is said to make one feel at home in both the physical and spiritual worlds.


Turquoise is one of the oldest known gem materials. The Egyptians were mining turquoise in 3,200 BC in the Sinai. The blue of turquoise was thought to have powerful metaphysical properties by many ancient cultures.  In ancient Mexico, turquoise was reserved for the gods, it would not be worn by mere mortals.  Turquoise is sacred to both Native American and oriental traditions. It is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.

A stone very close to the basics of the earth; imparts wisdom, serenity, honesty and friendship.

 

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Unakite (aka Unikite)

Go to fullsize imageFirst discovered in America, in the Unakas mountains of North Carolina, unakite is a granite composed of pink feldspar, green epidote, and quartz. It exists in various shades of green and pink and is usually mottled in appearance. In good quality Unakite is considered a semiprecious stone, will take a good polish and is often used in Jewelry and other Lapidary work such as Eggs, Spheres, and Carvings. It is also referred to as epidotized granite.

Unakite can be found in the beach rock on the shores of Lake Superior. It is the state stone of Virginia, where it is found in the river valleys after having been washed down from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Unakite is not limited to America, and is mainly mined in South Africa, Brazil, and China as well as the U.S.A.
Unakite (sometimes spelled Unikite) is a stone with gentle but powerful energy. It can assist one in finding one's animal guide. It is also a stone that is helpful for gardening. Unakite is also a good protection stone. Unakite brings unconditional love of humanity, connection and reunion. Unakite is considered to be very helpful for pregnancy and childbirth. It can help with healing of abandonment and separation issues. Unakite is said to benefit the heart, circulatory system, female reproductive system, male reproductive system (to a lesser extent), and ease pregnancy.

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Variscite
Go to fullsize imageVariscite AlPO4·2H2O, hydrated aluminium phosphate, is a relatively rare phosphate mineral. It is sometimes confused with turquoise, however, variscite is usually greener in colour.
Variscite is formed by direct deposition from phosphate bearing water that has reacted with aluminium rich rocks in a near-surface environment. It occurs as fine-grained masses in nodules, cavity fillings, and crusts. Variscite often contains veins of the mineral crandallite.
Variscite is sometimes used as a semi-precious stone, and is popular for carvings and ornamental use. It is named after Variscia, the historical name of Vogtland in Germany.
A notable locality is Fairfield, Utah in the United States. It is also found in Germany, Australia, and Brazil.

Variscite is a soothing stone. It is sometimes called a "true worry stone" because it eases fear, tension, anxiety, worry, and impatience. It also relieves stress and depression, and can give courage and inner strength. Variscite can help calm the mind and help it be still, which makes it an excellent stone for meditaiton. Variscite can be a benefit for intuition and psychic perceptions, and is excellent for past-life recall. Physically, variscite is used for helping strengthen cells and tissues, blood problems, nervous system, kidneys, muscles and bones. It is also used for male reproductive healing, including impotence.
 Verdite
Go to fullsize imageVerdite is a stone that stimulates the energy centers/chakras. It can assist the movement of Kundalini. Often, verdite is used to access and assimilate ancient knowledge. Emotionally, verdite brings consistency, stability, and fortitude. Physically verdite is used for cleansing the blood, removing toxins, and genital disorders.
 

 Vermeil
Vermeil is sterling silver coated with a heavy, more durable gold electroplating. The metaphysical properties lore combines the lore of both gold and silver including wealth, happiness, good feelings, intuition, removing negative energies, moon energies, and more.

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Witches Fingers (Witch's Finger Quartz)
Go to fullsize imageWitches Fingers are excellent tools that are quartz crystal with actinolite, mica, and/or rutile inclusions. They are excellent for crystal grids for healing and protection. They are also great protection against chaotic energy, and can be placed around a room or house to guard against chaotic energy. In addition, they are excellent for aura shielding. Witches Fingers are also good for meditation, channeling information regarding spiritual growth and attracing spiritual partners to help you down your spiritual path. Physically, they are good for general healing, and healing dis-ease caused by chaotic physical conditions, such as cancer.
 Wonderstone
Go to fullsize imageWonderstone is a type of rhyolite that grows with gorgeous patterns of creams, yellows, pinks and reds. As with all rhyolite, it is an excellent meditation stone, and enhances creativity. It brings energies of tranqulity and helps eliminate worries. It also helps reduce or eliminate depression and anxiety, giving an overall sense of wellbeing. Wonderstond can also bring mental clarity and give insigh into the right course of action. Physically, wonderstone has been used to help with back pain, and abdominal pain. Wonderstone is associated with the sacral chakra, particularly in connection to the heart chakra.

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Yellow Calcite
Go to fullsize imageYellow calcite stimulates the intellect. It can help one organize intellectual thoughts and information. It is also good for psychic abilities. In the physical realm, yellow calcite benefits the stomach, upper intestines, upper back and upper spine.
 
Yellow Jasper
Go to fullsize imageYellow jasper has characteristics of helping one be strong and balanced in the social arenas and protects one's social welfare. It is associated with the solar plexus (belly) chakra. Yellow jasper is a protective stone that particularly gives protection during travel, both physical and spiritual. It also shields one from negativity, and can protect from depression.
 
Yttrian Fluorite
Go to fullsize imageYttrian Fluorite is an unusual, rare form of purple fluorite. It is a stone of manifestation that helps ground the ideas of philosophers, thinkers, and dreamers by manifesting their plans. It has the effect of making ideas come to life, and is a stone of self-fulfillment and self-actualization. It helps with increase of weath and mental prowess.

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Zebra Stone
Go to fullsize imageZebra stone is a stone that can help us connect to mother earth and to the infinite energy and love in the universe. Zebra stone, by these connections, can show us our own true natures and help us see past illusion. Zebra stone is particularly effective at protecting one's aura. Physically, zebra stone stimulates energy, and is beneficial for stamina, endurance, bone disorders, osteoporosis, teeth, gums, muscle spasms, and heart palpitations.

 Zeolites
Zeolites (Greek, zein,"to boil"lithos,"a stone") are minerals that have a porous structure. The term was originally coined in the 18th century by a Swedish mineralogist named Axel Fredrick Cronstedt who observed, upon rapidly heating a natural mineral, that the stones began to dance about as the water evaporated. Using the Greek words which mean "stone that boils," he called this material zeolite.

Zeolites are a family of minerals and related minerals, including apophyllite, chabazite, stilbite, heulandite, goosecreekite, laumonite, natrolite and others. Technically, zeolites are framework silicates with exchangeable cations and some of the minerals considered zeolites metaphysically do not strictly fit the technical criteria, but are like "cousins" with some metaphysical properties that are the same. In particular, zeolites are said to be extraordinarily helpful for absorbing and removing toxins, whether it be in the environment or in a person.

 In a person, this metaphysical aspect would make zeolites excellent healing stones, and they are often used in conjunction with Reiki. Zeolites are also said to be useful for agriculture or gardening, especially when they are buried in the field or garden. Zeolites are said to remove negative energy and bring in happiness where the negative energy was. Mystical healing lore says that zeolites are helpful for goiter, addictions, detoxification, and bloating. Each individual type of zeolite also has its own unique metaphysical properties.

 Zoisite (Green)
Go to fullsize imageZoisite is a calcium aluminium hydroxy sorosilicate belonging to the epidote group of minerals. Zoisite is named after Austrian scientist Baron Sigmund Zois von Edelstein (Baron von Zois), whom discovered the mineral in the Sau-Alp mountains of Austria in 1805. Zoisite was first known as saualpite, after its type locality. Transparent material is fashioned into gemstones while translucent-to-opaque material is usually carved into sculptural works.

Zoisite brings trust in general as well as releases fears, which can bring a depth of happiness to one's life. Zoisite is also said to bring energy and dispel laziness. Crystal healing lore purports that zoisite is good for vitality, adrenal glands, reproductive organs, and strengthening the heart. Zoisite is associated primarily with the heart chakra, but is sometimes associated with the root and sacral chakras

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