Clear Quartz


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Origin

The word “quartz” comes from the German “Quarz” which is a Slavic origin. Quartz is regarded as the mystical substance maban in Australian Aboriginal mythology. The crystal can be found in many passage tombs in Europe. In prehistoric Ireland it was used for stone tools, the Irish word for quartz is grian cloch meaning “stone of the sun”. Clear Quartz has been valued by many civilisations as far back as Atlantis and the Egyptians.

Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust after fieldspar.It is composed of a framework of silicon-oxygen tetrahedral with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedral.

Quartz belongs to the trigonal formation system. An ideal crystal shape is six sided prism terminating with six sided prisms at each end. Nicolas Stenos study of quartz revealed quartz crystals size and shape to have long prism faces always joined at a perfect 60 degree angle.

Well-formed crystals usually form in a bed with unconstrained growth. Doubly terminated crystals forms occur where they develop freely without attachment.

A quartz geode is such a situation where the void is approximately spherical in shape, lined with a bed of crystals pointing inward.

Quartz crystals have piezoelectric properties; they develop an electric potential upon the application of mechanical stress.

Not all varieties of quartz are naturally occurring, some can be treated used heat or gamma-irradiation to induce colour.

Quartz is a vital constituent of granite and other felsic igneous rocks. It is most common in sedimentary rocks such as sandstone, shale, carbonate rocks, schist, gneiss, quartzite and other metamorphic rocks.

A major area of mining for quartz is the Spruce Pine Gem Mine in Spruce Pine, North Carolina in the U.S.

There are many varieties of quartz which include Chalcedony, Agate, Onyx, Jasper, Aventurine, Tiger’s Eye, Rock Crystal, Amethyst, Citrine, Prasiolite, Rose Quartz, Rutilated Quartz, Milky Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Carnelian, and Dumortierite Quartz.

Physical

Enhances energy flow, reduces swelling and pain.  Helpful to stop bleeding and has a soothing and positive effect on the skin.  Clear quartz reawakens those parts of the body that have been asleep, paralysed, numb or cold.

Emotional

Emotionally clear quartz supports our limitations and boundaries.  It helps to allow our left and right brain hemispheres to work in harmony.

Attributes

Known as the master healer, clear quartz opens ones intuition and strengthens our own point of view.  It encourages development for our inner growth.  Clear quartz opens us up to the knowledge we thought we had lost.  It is also a stone for enhancement.

Native Americans to this day still place a clear quartz crystal in the crib or cradle of a new born. Clear quartz enhances the power and effect of other crystals.

Clear Quartz is a most common crystal known as “The Master Healer”. It energizes and activates your chakras. It amplifies the energy of any other gemstone it touches, making it an ideal crystal to use with others. When a cluster absorbs negative energy  there is no need to cleanse it as the crystal dissipates the negativity itself due to the different vibrations of all the crystals vibrating together which act as a natural form of cleansing.

Clear Quartz can be programmed to assist you in manifesting things you desire.

Clear Quartz strengthens all positive forces within you encouraging positive steps for personal growth. It aids in amplifying intentions, reducing stress, centring whilst protecting you by enhancing white light. It brings strength and clarity to the mind, aiding concentration and memory retention. It raises energies to the highest level while enhancing psychic ability and intuition.

It is an ideal crystal for gridding and conducive for understanding messages in dreams. It is also a respected stone for death in many cultures

 Specifications

 

Mineral : Silicate
Geometric Form : Trigonal
Formation : Primary
Family: Quartz
Colour Ray: Vary with colour
Birthstone: November Scorpio
Appearance: Clear
Aura: Vary
Colour: Colourless various to black 
Chakra: Crown

 

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Rhodochrosite


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral that is formed in low temperature ore deposits in hydrothermal veins.

 

It was first found in the Silver Mines in Romania and can materialise in a variety of pink to brown shades dependant on the type of impurities that dwell within the formation. These can consist of calcium, iron carbonate and, to a lesser extent, zinc and magnesium.

 

Even though it is commonly formed in sedimentary settlements it can also be found as stalagmites in Silver Mines located in Argentina.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Rhodochrosite crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Rhodochrosite was first referenced in 1813 in relation to a sample obtained from the Cavnic mines in Romania. This however, was debated by Dimitrescu and Radulescu in 1966 and Papp in 1997 who connected the find to Sacaramb in Romania rather than Cavnic.

 

The name derives from the Greek term for ‘rose coloured’ and is the national gemstone of Argentina where it is found in stalagmite form. It is also the state gemstone of Colorado in the U.S.

 

It is highly sought by collectors, however due to its softness and perfect cleavage is difficult to cut for faceted jewelery.

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Rhodochrosite has an uneven conchoidal fracture with a perfect cleavage. The stone has a vitreous to pearly luster and a brittle tenacity. It is a soft stone and measures 3.5-4 on the Mohs scale rating of hardness. It can sometimes present as banded.

 

The softness of the stone and the perfect cleavage allows for difficulty in cutting which makes it rarely used for the purpose of faceted jewellery. It is highly sought and popular with collectors.

 

It can also be used as an ore of manganese to form stainless steel materials and other types of aluminium alloys.

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Rhodochrosite is determined as a variety by its colour, based on the impurity type that has formed within. It is also known as Rosinca, Inca Rose or Rosa del Inca.

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Rhodochrosite crystals.

 

Mental: Rhodochrosite crystals enhance the speed of things and makes for dynamic and active thought.
 
Emotional: Rhodochrosite is an erotic enhancer that amplifies sexuality. It also aids in making a person more cheerful and joyful.
 
Physical: Rhodochrosite is an aid to migraine and abdominal pain. It helps to increase blood pressure and is used to boost circulation.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Rhodochrosite

 

Crystal: Rhodochrosite
Mineralogy: Pink to red manganese carbonate
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Secondary
Family: Carbonates
Birthstone: Rhodochrosite is associated with the Astrological signs of Scorpio and Leo.
Appearance: Perfect Cleavage with an uneven, conchoidal fracture. It has a brittle tenacity and can appear sometimes banded.
Aura: Rhodochrosite brings a selfless, loving energy and clears out any negative vibrations from the aura.
Colour: Colours range from shades of pink, brown, white and yellow. Can appear banded.
Chakra: Rhodochrosite is associated with the Root, Heart and Solar Plexus Chakras where it clears out negative vibrations and provides connections to higher frequencies to allow understanding of the purpose of this negativity.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Ruby


Ruby – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Ruby is a variety of the aluminium oxide mineral, Corundum. The mineral tpically forms within metamorphic rocks however as mining in some cases is not economically viable from these primary deposits, they can be sourced from secondary deposits where they have settled away from their primary sedimentary source.

 

Only around 1% of natural rubies found are of gem quality. They are typically picked and separated from other minerals and gravel in river sediments. The hue of the ruby colour is generally determined by the location in which the crystal is sourced as it is defined by the impurities that form within the Corundum.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Ruby crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
The name ruby is derived from the Latin, ruber, which signifies red. It is said to be one of the twelve most precious stones created by God. The Ruby has also been hailed as the King of Precious Stones. This is what the ancient language of Sanskrit calls it as referred to by the name ratnaraj.

 

The stone was mentioned way back in the first Century AD by the philosopher and scholor Pliny who described it by its hardness and density. In ancient Hindu times the Ruby was offered to the God, Krishna in  the belief that they would then be destined to be re-born as emporers.

 

In the Western world the Ruby was considered to be a high class, Royal gem worn by the upper classes in the wish for love, wealth and wisdom.

 

One of the largest sources of rubies was Burma, now Myanmar where one of the largest rubies in the world was mined. This Burmese ruby was donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History by the philanthropist, Peter Buck, in memory of his late wife. The largest mined ruby though was the Liberty Bell Ruby which was stolen in a heist in 2011.

 

The Ruby is still a highly sought gem throughout the world, with many man-made synethtic variations in circulation.

Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
 

The ruby is one of the hardest natural gems, measuring 9 on the Mohs scale rating of hardness. Only diamond and moissanite are harder. It has a conchoidal, splintery fracture with a brittle tenacity and a subadamantine, vitreous, pearly luster.

 

The natural gem should have needle type, rutile inclusions (silk) and, if not, that indicates that the stone has been treated. The quality of the natural ruby is also defined by its colour shade with the most sought after being the brightest, pigeon blood red. Rubies can also display chatoyancy or a cats eye reflection.

 

 

Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Ruby is a variety of the mineral Conundrum, the other variety being Saphire.

 

Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Ruby crystals.

 

Mental: The Ruby is an aid to the determination to commit to something. It also enhances performance.
Emotional: The Ruby is a promoter of courage and bravery , it also strengthens virtue and enhances the passion and joie de vivre for life.
Physical: The Ruby is a stimulator of the adrenal glands, sexual organs and circulation. It increases blood pressure and fever.

 

Crystal Chart – Ruby

 

Crystal: Ruby
Mineralogy: Corundum
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Primary sometimes Tertiary
Family: Corundum
Birthstone: Ruby is associated with those born in the month of July. It is also associated with the astrological sign of Capricorn.
Appearance: Conchoidal, splintery fracture with a brittle tenacity. A hard stone that measures 9 on the Mohs Scale Rating.
Aura: Ruby shields the aura from negative and psychic attack. It is a stimulator of energy and allows for sharper energy communication.
Colour: Various hues of red.
Chakra: Ruby is primarily associated with the Root Chakra stimulating energy flow and fortifying the ability to manifest desires and dreams.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

 

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Sapphire


Sapphire – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

 
 
Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Sapphire is an aluminium oxide and is a variety of the mineral, Corundum. The crystals are mined from alluvial deposits and are found naturally by searching through sediments and rock formations as sometimes they may be difficult to mine from their primary source.

 

Though typically of a startling blue hue, the colour of the Sapphire may vary due to the impurity traces that can form within the mineral. Iron, titanium, chromium, copper and magnesium can turn a saphire blue, yellow, purple, orange and green respectively.

 

Large Sapphire deposits are mainly found in Thailand, Eastern Australia, North America, Madagascar, Eastern Africa and Sri Lanka.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Sapphire crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
The term Sapphire is said to be derived from a variety of ancient word sources. Some say it comes from Sanskrit where it is reffered to as Shanipriya. Shani means Saturn and Priya means dear. Hence the meaning ‘dear to Saturn’.

 

Others say the word derives from the Hebrew Sappir, the Greek, Sappheiros or the Latin, Sapphirus.

 

It is known to be one of the twelve precious stones featured in the High Priest of Israel’s breastplate whilst serving in the Holy Temple.

 

The ancient Persians were convinced that the world lay against a giant crystal of Sapphire hence the reflective blue in the colour of the sky. The Royalty of ancient Rome and Greece wore the Sapphire as a protection from evil and jealousy whilst the religious elders of the Middle Ages wore the Sapphire as a symbol of heaven.

 

In recent jtimes, the Sapphire has consistently been popular with Royalty. In England, both Princess Anne and Diana received engagement rings of Sapphire and cite it as a representation of wise and pure leadership.

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Sapphire crystals have a conchoidal, splintery fracture with a vitreous luster. They are the third hardest mineral, after diamond and moissanite, and measures a resounding 9.0 on the Mohs scale rating of hardness.

 

Some Sapphires (typically known as Star Sapphires) can project a star like reflection when viewed from overhead light which is known as asterism and can be caused by rutile trace inclusions of titanium dioxide.

 

The colour types of Sapphires are determined by the trace impurities formed within, usually signified by the geographical location of the deposits.

 

Sapphires are widely used in jewellery from the past to the present day and are also used in a variety of infrared optical components.

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
There are many different varieties of Saphire mainly determined by colour, these include and are not limited to;

 

  • Padparadscha
  • Star Sapphire
  • Yellow Sapphire
  • Green Sapphire
  • Pink Sapphire

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Sapphire crystals.

 

Mental: Sapphire is a stone of wisdom that fortifies the ability to focus the thoughts on collective life goals.
 
Emotional: Sapphire brings an inner focus and calm that remains strong. It is a spiritual stone that brings the power of wisdom and astuteness.
 
Physical: Sapphire crystals reduce blood pressure and the onslaught of fever. It is also used to strengthen the nerves and provides relief from pain.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Sapphire

 

Crystal: Sapphire
Mineralogy: Aluminium Oxide | Corundum
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Primary | Tertiary
Family: Corundum
Birthstone: Sapphire is the Birthstone of September and is primarily associated with the astrological sign of Virgo.
Appearance: Conchoidal, splintery fracture with a vitreous luster. The Saphire is the third hardest stone with a Mohs scale rating of 9.0.
Aura: Sapphire is used as a channel facilitator, channelling energies from the higher realms. It is used to boost spiritual and psychic energy and power.
Colour: Mainly a deep blue, vibrant hue, Sapphires can also be found in many other colours determined by the trace impurity within.
Chakra: Sapphires are primarily associated with the Throat Chakra and is also associated with the Third Eye and Crown Chakras. It is widely used for Chakra healing.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Smokey Quartz


Smoky Quartz – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

 
 
Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Smoky Quartz is a variety of  Quartz which is a silicate mineral. It is a crystal of primary formation which means it was formed from molten magma. This usually happens in cavities in volcanoes where the combination of chemistry and structural arrangements of mineral deposits, atoms and substances pass from gas or liquid into a solid state or by means of going out of solution by precipitation or evaporation.

 

Smoky Quartz is a type of quartz distinctive by its transluscency which ranges from a transparent to a smoky opaque. It is formed through natural irradiation from free silicon from the silicon dioxide.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Smoky Quartz crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Smoky Quartz has been considered a revered stone in Scotland dating back to the Druids. It is the Country’s national gem. It was also used in China for making snuff bottles and, in the 12th Century, flat panes of smoky quartz were used to form early sunglasses.

 

It’s structure and formation made it a useful stone for carving and it was used by the Romans and Greeks profusely for this. The Romans used the stone to carve intaglio seals where the design was cut into the flat, stone background.

 

The stone is widely used throughout the world for ornamentation and jewellery crafting.

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Smoky quartz has a conchoidal fracture with an indistinct cleavage and a brittle tenacity. The stone has a vitreous luster and measures a 7 on the Mohs scale rating of hardness.

 

The stone is ideal for engraving due to the hardness and the ability to cut into designs. It is widely used to craft jewellery and ornamentation.

 

 

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Smoky Quartz is a variety of Quartz, varieties of Smoky Quartz include;

 

  • Morion
  • Cairngorm

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Smoky Quartz crystals.

 

Mental: Smoky Quartz strengthens the rational thought process, enhancing from a realistic and pragmatic perspective.
 
Emotional: Smoky Quartz is an aid to relaxation. It acts as a tension release and helps to manage stress.
 
Physical: Smoky Quartz fortifies the nerves and provides relief from pain. It helps to relive pressure and tenseness from the shoulders, back and neck.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Smoky Quartz

 

Crystal: Smoky Quartz
Mineralogy: Brown Crystal Quartz
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Primary
Family: Quartz
Birthstone: Smoky Quartz is associated with the Astrological signs of Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn.
Appearance: Conchoidal fracture with an indistinct cleavage and vitreous luster. Smoky Quartz has a Mohs Scale rating of 7.
Aura: Smoky Quartz is a powerful stone in working with energies as it methodically absorbs negative energy and draws higher level energy into the realms of reality.
Colour: Brown, gray smoky hues.
Chakra: Smoky Quartz is associated primariliy with the Root Chakra as it channels higher level energies into manifestations of reality. It is also associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Tiger Eye


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Blue Tiger’s Eye also known as Falcon’s Eye or Hawks Eye is a member of the Quartz family of minerals of the silicates class.It is a crystal of primary formation which means it was formed from molten magma. This usualy happens in cavities in volcanoes where the combination of chemistry and structural arrangements of mineral deposits, atoms and substances pass from gas or liquid into a solid state or by means of going out of solution by precipitation or evaporation.

 

Blue Tiger’s Eye is formed when crocidolite (blue asbestos) parrallel veins are pseudomorphously replaced with silica acid.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Blue Tiger’s Eye crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Cannot find history of blue tigers eye

 

Mined in Australia with othere deposits found in south africa, east asia and the US states of Arizona and California

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Blue Tiger’s Eye is known for its chatoyancy as it’s fibrous structure emits a silky lustre that appears changeable in shape/pattern as the light reflects on the fibrous bands.

 

The stone is on the harder side of the Mohs scale with a rating of 6.5-7 and has a fibrous fracture with opaque transaparency. The stones are ususally cut en cabochon so that their reflective chatoyancy is exhibited to its best.

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Blue Tiger’s Eye is a variety of Tiger’s Eye and is associated with the names;

 

  • Hawk’s Eye
  • Falcon’s Eye
  • Pietersite

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Blue Tiger’s Eye crystals.

 

Mental: Blue Tiger’s Eye is a fantastic aid to ensure clarity in decision making. It allows you to assume a full, clear overview of a difficult situation.
 
Emotional: The crystal is a help for nervousness and inner restlessness. It allows you to let go of inner stress. It is a stone of balance that calms and relieves negativity.
 
Physical: Blue Tiger’s Eye is an aid to reducing hormonal hyperactivity as it is known to slow down the metabolism. It can relieve pain and help to calm shivering.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Blue Tiger’s Eye

 

Crystal: Blue Tiger’s Eye
Mineralogy: Bluish Black Fibrous Quartz
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Primary (moltan magma)
Family: Quartz | Silicates
Birthstone: Blue Tiger’s Eye is associated with the Astrological signs of Capricorn and Leo.
Apperance:  Fibrous fracture with opaque transaparency. Strong chatoyancy and a Mohs scale rating of 6.5 -7.
Aura: Blue Tiger’s Eye helps to open the channels of clarity around the aura that brings calmness and balance to the energies.
Colour: Blue Tiger’s Eye appears as a striking blueish black colour.
Chakra: The crystal is associated primarily with the Third Eye Chakra and also the throat chakra. It brings clarity and alignment for balance and allows for clear communication.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Falcons Eye


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Blue Tiger’s Eye also known as Falcon’s Eye or Hawks Eye is a member of the Quartz family of minerals of the silicates class.It is a crystal of primary formation which means it was formed from molten magma. This usualy happens in cavities in volcanoes where the combination of chemistry and structural arrangements of mineral deposits, atoms and substances pass from gas or liquid into a solid state or by means of going out of solution by precipitation or evaporation.

 

Blue Tiger’s Eye is formed when crocidolite (blue asbestos) parrallel veins are pseudomorphously replaced with silica acid.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Blue Tiger’s Eye crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or something, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
 

Mined in Australia with othere deposits found in south africa, east asia and the US states of Arizona and California

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Blue Tiger’s Eye is known for its chatoyancy as it’s fibrous structure emits a silky lustre that appears changeable in shape/pattern as the light reflects on the fibrous bands.

 

The stone is on the harder side of the Mohs scale with a rating of 6.5-7 and has a fibrous fracture with opaque transaparency. The stones are ususally cut en cabochon so that their reflective chatoyancy is exhibited to its best.

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Blue Tiger’s Eye is a variety of Tiger’s Eye and is associated with the names;

 

  • Hawk’s Eye
  • Falcon’s Eye
  • Pietersite

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Blue Tiger’s Eye crystals.

 

Mental: Blue Tiger’s Eye is a fantastic aid to ensure clarity in decision making. It allows you to assume a full, clear overview of a difficult situation.
 
Emotional: The crystal is a help for nervousness and inner restlessness. It allows you to let go of inner stress. It is a stone of balance that calms and relieves negativity.
 
Physical: Blue Tiger’s Eye is an aid to reducing hormonal hyperactivity as it is known to slow down the metabolism. It can relieve pain and help to calm shivering.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Blue Tiger’s Eye

 

Crystal: Blue Tiger’s Eye
Mineralogy: Bluish Black Fibrous Quartz
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Primary (moltan magma)
Family: Quartz | Silicates
Birthstone: Blue Tiger’s Eye is associated with the Astrological signs of Capricorn and Leo.
Apperance:  Fibrous fracture with opaque transaparency. Strong chatoyancy and a Mohs scale rating of 6.5 -7.
Aura: Blue Tiger’s Eye helps to open the channels of clarity around the aura that brings calmness and balance to the energies.
Colour: Blue Tiger’s Eye appears as a striking blueish black colour.
Chakra: The crystal is associated primarily with the Third Eye Chakra and also the throat chakra. It brings clarity and alignment for balance and allows for clear communication.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Hawks Eye


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Origin

Falcon’s eye is a blue black to blue green opaque gemstone variety of fibrous quartz. All Tiger Eye is chatoyant which derives from the French language for “cat’s eye”. In the middle ages, the Falcons Eye was worn for protection as an amulet against witchcraft, demons and the evil eye.

Some stones with a higher oxidized iron are more bluish brown colour. It is typically multi-coloured with golden stripes or wavy patterns. It is an opaque fibrous aggregate, variety of microcrystalline quartz.  It displays an iridescence that enhances its silky luster.It is a pseudo morph of quartz meaning it changed from one mineral to another over time. Falcon’s eye was once crocidolite and changed to quartz. Crocidolite is a fibrous blue mineral; from the riebeckite family of amphibole silicates. It has a distinct composition, colour and chatoyancy with a silicon dioxide composition. It has a good hardness and durability. It has lower iron content than Tigers Eye.It is always cut to maximise its chatoyancy and associated closely with Tigers Eye and Pietersite.

It is quite rare and therefore not seen in much jewellery only interesting pendants or beaded necklaces. It is often carved for ornamental purposes. Its colour makes it a popular gemstone for men’s jewellery as cuff links or tie racks.

It can be found in many locations around the world like Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Kora, Burma, Namibia, South Africa Spain and the US.

Physical

This crystal helps with eye related problems, relief of spinal problems and neck problems; it is also helpful to sinus blockages. Falcons eye helps relieve pain, shivering and hormonal hyperactivity Falcon’s eye crystal helps soothe fears related to travelling; it protects one when travelling in remote areas.

Emotional

Falcon’s eye has grounding and warming energy. It helps banish the winter blues. It helps with nervousness and inner restlessness. It makes it easy to retain overview in complex situations. It helps us to understand our own life –plan. It encourages understanding of complex and seemingly random events. It strengthens the decision making process, willpower and courage. It helps to speak more and gain more confidence.

 Attributes

It is a Shamanic stone, helpful to anyone undertaking a magical journey, astral trip or spiritual challenge. It helps deepen meditation, see the truth in order to grow and attune the third eye.

Specifications

Mineral : Silicon Dioxide
Geometric Form : Trigonal
Formation : Primary
Family: Quartz
Colour Ray: Brown gold
Birthstone: Gemini
Appearance: Opaque silky lustre
Aura: Brown gold
Colour: Blue grey black
Chakra: Base

 

 

 

 

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Hematite


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Hematite is the mineral form of one of the types of iron oxides. It is determined as iron (III) oxide which has the chemical formula Fe2O3.

 

Hematite, found in banded iron formations, can occur from volcanic activity though it is often found due to the precipitation of water where it can form in layers in standing water like springs or lakes.

 

When weathering processes occur in soil then clay sized hematite crystals can occur. This can bring our the redish streak of colour often found in older , weathered soils.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Hematite crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
The name Hematite derives from the Greek word blood which is a reference to the reddish streak that forms through weathering. The ancient Greek name for Hematite termed it as a blood red stone and this name was transposed to the latin Lapis Haematites which in turn was taken up by Middle French which used the term Hématite Pierre.

 

Hematite was used as a pigment where it was taken from the hematite covered ochre clay. It was one of the earliest forms of writing pigment, used as red chalk over 164,000 years ago in South Africa by the Pinnacle Point man. Chalk mines were found in poland dating back to 5000 BC and also in old graveyards from up to 80,000 years ago. The mineral has also been referenced with the Linear Pottery Culture in the BC age, located at the Upper Rhine.

 

It was widely used in jewellery in the Victorian era and also in the craft of gilding as well as in other creative crafts.

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Hematite has penetration and tamellar twinning with no cleavage. It has an uneven or sub-conchoidal fracture with a brittle tenacity. The mineral is opaque with a metallic to splendant luster. Hematite has magnetic qualities which weakens according to the size of the item.

 

The mineral is used in arts and for the purposes of adornment and jewellery.

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
There are different varieties of Hematite, these include and are not limited to;

 

  • Kidney Ore
  • Iron Rose
  • Martite
  • Specularite

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Hematite crystals.

 

Mental: Hematite crystals bring determination and resolve in the pursuance of aims and a resolve to stand up for them if neccessary.
 
Emotional: Hematite brings the resolve to pursue life goals and improvement of life situations. It stimulates the determination to progress.
 
Physical: Hematite is an aid to the stimulation of the gall bladder, liver and glands. It also helps to assimilate iron and the building of blood.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Hematite

 

Crystal: Hematite
Mineralogy: Iron Oxide
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Tertiary
Family: Oxides
Birthstone: Hematite is associated with the Astrological Signs of Aries and Aquarius.
Appearance: Brittle with an uneven to sub-conchoidal fracture The mineral is opaque with a metallic to splendant luster with a Mohs scale rating of 5.5-6.5.
Aura: Hematite brings balance to the energy whilst absorbing the negative energies that arise. It is a protective stone that eases stress and brings calm.
Colour: Hematite appears in the colours red, black and gray and can carry a red streak.
Chakra: Hematite is associated with and brings positive vibrations to the Root Chakra where it promotes co-operativeness and calm.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Jasper


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Jasper is a amalgam of micro quartz with other mineral phases that can include chalcedony. It is an opaque variety of silica that contains impurities which allows for the various colour forms dependant on the sediment or ash. 

The common red coloured Jasper is caused bytraces of iron (lll) or hematite inclusions. Patterns can occur when the silica rich sediment or volcanic ash forms through flow and depositional occurance.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Agate crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
The term ‘Jasper’ refers to the spotting or speckled patterns on the stone and is used to denote a number of stones that are blessed with these pattern types. The documentation in history of picture jasper is unclear, as a result of this, as it is difficult to establish which Jasper type is being referenced through the ages. 

There are some noted stories regarding red jasper. One story is that a segment of Red Jasper was embedded on the hilt of Balmung, the legendary sword of the Norse legend Siegfried. Another details how in 1636 the Gemmarum et Lapidum Historia noted that a woman wearing red jasper was cured from the painful chronic hemmoraging that she was inflicted with.

 

Red Jasper is commonly found and is used for gemstones and ornamentation.

 

 

Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Jasper is an opaque rock that depicts a banding or pattern based on the flow or depositional settlement of where it is mined. It can appear orbicular or brecciated and has a gravity of 2.5 to 2.9. 

The crystal has an earthy luster with a splintery conchoidal fracture and a Mohs Hardness scale rating of 6.5-7.

 

The stone is widely used as a gem and for ornamental purposes. When polished it is a fantastic stone for use on snuff boxes, vases and seals.

 

Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
As well as Red Jasper, there are many different varieties of Jasper, these include and are not limited to; 

  • Poppy Jasper
  • Rainbow Jasper
  • Picture Jasper
  • Iron Jasper
  • Vulcan jasper
  • Green Jasper
  • Turitella Jasper
  • Landscape Jasper
  • Yellow Jasper

 

 

Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world. 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Red Jasper crystals.

 

Mental: Red Jasper is a crystal of honour and courage that allows us to work well through unpleasant chores. It creates a spiritual alertness as well as strengthening the qualities of discipline and methodical leanings.
Emotional: Red Jasper creates energy and enables us to have the courage of conviction. This courage can define honest and strong relationships where the stone helps to dissipate any shame or guilt that may be had about sexual issues.
Physical: Red Jasper is a warming stone that increases blood flow and blood circulation. It is used to stabilise pregnancy and to protect healthy fetuses.

 

Crystal Chart – Red Jasper

 

Crystal: Red Jasper
Mineralogy: Jasper containing Hematite
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Secondary
Family: Silicates Quartz
Birthstone: Red Jasper is associated with the Astrological signs of Scorpio and Aries.
Appearance: Opaque with an earthy luster. Red Jasper has a splintery conchoidal fracture and a Mohs Hardness rating of 6.5-7.
Aura: Red Jasper is used as a grounding mechanism for the aura. It allows stability and connects to the earth energy and vibrations.
Colour: Red Jasper is distinctive due to its red hue.
Chakra: Red Jasper is associated primarily with the Root Chakra as it is used for stimulation of that Chakra.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

Mineral : Oxide mineral
Geometric Form : Trigonal Monoclinic
Formation : Secondary
Family: Microcrystalline Quartz
Colour Ray: Vary
Birthstone: March
Appearance: Opaque earthy massive
Aura: Vary
Colour: Brown white grey blue orange yellow red pinkish green purple
Chakra: All
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Leopard Skin


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Origin

Leopard skin derives its name from old French word jasper meaning “spotted or speckled stone”. It is one of the oldest gemstones and is mentioned several times in the bible.

Leopard skin Jasper is an aggregate of micro quartz or chalcedony.  Chalcedony is a fibrous variety of cryptocrystalline quartz and contains a monoclinic polymorph of quartz called moganite.  Chalcedony is more soluble than quartz and finely grained. It is an impure variety of silica.

Jasper is an opaque stone and originates from the content of the original sediments or ash. During the consolidation process patterns like scenes or images form in the volcanic ash. Diffusion from a centre produces orbicular appearance form leopard skin jasper.

It comes in colours of red, yellow, brown, green and rarely blue. The common red colour is due to iron inclusions.

It is commonly used as a gemstone and for ornamentation purposes.

Physical

Leopard skin jasper is known for its healing energies and is of immense benefit for those experiencing chronic health conditions. It eliminates toxins and decreases body odour. It is very good for self-healing.

Emotional

Jasper is a strong securing, stability stone. It is a powerful protection stone. It is known as the supreme nurturer as it sustains ad supports during times of stress and brings tranquillity and wholeness. Jasper unifies all aspects of your life. It reminds people to help each other. It eases emotional stresses making it a wonderful gemstone to have in your home or workplace.

It is connected with Shamanism. Leopard skin jasper helps connect and communicate with your spiritual animal totem

It enhances ones total vibration and aids in service to others and makes it easier for one to take responsibility. It aids in self-healing. It enhances creative visualisation. It helps find and achieve ones goals. It is associated with strength and stability and brings stability to those who may be experiencing chaotic energies. It helps attract harmonious vibrations including certain circumstances and people that are conducive to one’s own personal growth.

It is said to bring energies of success in work or business. It helps with creative visualization

Attributes

 

Specifications

 

Mineral : Oxide mineral
Geometric Form : Trigonal Monoclinic
Formation : Secondary
Family: Silicates
Colour Ray:  Vary
Birthstone: March Gemini Scorpio
Appearance: Opaque
Aura: Vary
Colour: Black brown red tan yellow
Chakra: Root

 

 

 

 

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Mookaite


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Mookaite is a formation mix of Jasper and Opalite that is sourced from the Australian, Mooka Creek in the Western Kennedy Ranges. It is a locally named term for a mineral that is geologically classed as a Windalia Radiolarite.

 

Radiolarite is a siliceous sedimantary rock that is classed as chert like, fine grained and homogeneous. It was always asserted that radiolarite was found in pelagic, deep water conditions yet they have been found to occur in sedimentary shallow limestone conditions. The sinking of the sedimentation is quite rapid and, in that process, dissolution occurs that affects the skelton formation of the mineral which can develop to chalcedony and cryptocrystalline quartz dependant on the temperature at sinking phase.

 

Mookaite refers to the formational pattern of the type of Radiolarite found in the Western Australian location which contains radiolara, foraminifera and calcareous nanoplankton fossils. It contains vari-coloured opaline which gives it an attractive quality for the crafting of gem stones.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Mookaite crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Mookaite is a popular gem stone in Australia. It is said that the area where sourced was once part of an ocean long receded. That ocean left an inland sea, which, when that dried, left millions of organisms of skeletal remains that absorbed iron rich minerals. This formation left this type of stone unique to the area and is around 120 million years old.

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Mookaite has an opaque transparency and a vitreous to dull luster. The stone measures 7 on the Mohs Scale of hardness rating and has a splintery, conchoidal fracture.

 

It is fully natural, only enhanced by tumbing, cutting and polishing processes.

 

 

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Mookaite is unique for the type of stone formed from its location. It is associated with radiolarite minerals.

 

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Mookaite crystals.

 

Mental: Mookaite allows for choice as it opens up all the paths of possibility and guides you to the most suitable one. It enhances the flexibility of choice in these situations.
 
Emotional: The stone is fun! It promotes variety and joyfulness and increases the intensity of experience.
 
Physical: Mookaite is an aid to the healing of wounds and enhances the purification of blood. It strengthens the immune system, liver and spleen.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Mookaite

 

Crystal: Mookaite
Mineralogy: Mixture of Jasper and Opalite
Geometric form: Trigonal/Amphorous
Formation: Secondary
Family: Silicates
Birthstone: Mookaite is associated with the Astrological Signs of Scorpio and Virgo.
Appearance: Splintery, conchoidal fracture, opaque transparency and a vitreous to dull luster.
Aura: Mookaite provides connections to the earth energies and is a powerful healing stone that gives intuitive understanding on a deeper level.
Colour: Colours range from red, purple, yellow and white.
Chakra: Mookaite is associated primarily with the Root Chakra allowing the deeper alignment of energy balance between this and the Third Eye and Solar Plexus Chakras.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Dioptase


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Dioptase is a relatively uncommon copper cyclosilicate that forms as a secondary mineral within copper sulfide mineral deposits that occur with an oxidized zone.

 

It is uncommon as it only occurs in dry climates where acids are buffered by carbonate and, over time, tiny, minute particles of silica reacts with dissolved copper to form the crystal.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Dioptase crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Dioptase has a documentated history that stretches back to around 7200 BC. This is known due to the discovery at Ain Ghazal of three pre-neolithic B lime plaster statues known as Noah, Heifa and Micah. The statues’ eyes were highlighted at the edges with the green Dioptase.

 

Khazakstan deposits were discovered in the late 18th Century in copper mines that contained veins of emerald green, transparent crystals. It was orignally thought to be emeralds but on analysis it was determined that it was too soft.

 

The crystal was eventually named by the French mineralogist, Fr Rene Just Hauy, after the Greek terms dia and optos. These terms mean through and visible and refer to the duo of cleavage directions that can be seen in unbroken types of Dioptase.

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Dioptase has a cleavage that is perfect in three directions. It is transparent to transluscent with a vitreous luster. The stone has a conchoidal fracture and is very brittle with a mid hardness on the Mohs scale of 5.

 

The stone is popular with collectors and is sometimes used to create small gems that are emerald like in appearance. It is not used extensively in jewellery due to its brittleness and fragility. It can also be ground into a pigment for painting.

 

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Dioptase is a unique stone that is likened to an emerald due to its colour and is also associated with the Chrysocolla crystal.

 

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Dioptase crystals.

 

Mental: Dioptase is a creative stone that opens up unlimited ideas for creativity. It unleashes the hidden potential of a person.
 
Emotional: Dioptase brings on intensive dreams and hidden depths of feelings and emotion. It is an aid to projecting self-perception and outward perception in the right way.
 
Physical: Dioptase is an aid to the alleviation of cramps and pains. The stone is also used to fortify the liver.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Dioptase

 

Crystal: Dioptase
Mineralogy: Hydrous Copper Ring Silicate
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Secondary
Family: Silicate
Birthstone: Dioptase is associated with the Astrological signs of Scorpio and Sagittarius.
Apperance: Vitreous luster with a conchoidal fracture. Dioptase has a three direction, perfect cleavage and is transluscent to transparent with a brittle, fragile tenacity.
Aura: Dioptase brings balance to the Aura providing enhancement to the meditative state and smoothing the channels for the energy flow within.
Colour: Dioptase appears with a vibrant green colour, similar to that of the emerald..
Chakra: Dioptase is associated with the Heart Chakra. It is used to clear and enhance all the Chakras to a higher awareness level.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Aventurine


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Aventurine is a crystal of primary formation which means it was formed from molten magma. This usualy happens in cavities in volcanoes where the combination of chemistary and structural arrangements of mineral deposits, atoms and substances pass from gas or liquid into a solid state or by means of going out of solution by precipitation or evaporation.

 

Aventurine is a type of Quartz which is a Silicate mineral. It is classified as a macrocrystalline crystal which means that it is large enough to be viewed without a microscope. The Aventurine is known for its shimmering or glistening effect which is caused by mineral trace inclusions of fuschite which allows for a silvery blue| green sheen. Aventurine is also found in the colours of pink, red and white.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Aventurine crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
The crystal derives its name from the italian term a ventura which means by chance. This is attributed to the discovery of aventurine glass or goldstone at a time within the 18th Century.

 

The crystal is also said to honour the Irish Goddess of fertility, Brigit and the Phoenician Earth Goddess, Dione.

 

Aventurine is found largely in India and also in Spain, Russia and Chile. It is primarily used to be crafted into figurines and beads though some of the finer stones are used in jewellery.

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
 

As a stone, the physical aspects of Aventurine vary and its hardness is lower than the single crystal quartz. Aventurine is often banded and can in cases be viiewed as opaque when an over infusion of fuschite is prevelant.

 

The stone is mainly carved into figurines with the fine stone used to craft cabochons and later set into jewellery.

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
The Aventurine stnes are mainly classed as colour varieties. These include

 

  • Aventurine Red
  • Aventurine Pink
  • Aventurine Brown
  • Aventurine Green
  • Aventurine Blue
  • Aventurine Orange
  • Aventurine Yellow
  • Aventurine White

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Agate crystals.

 

Mental: Aventurine can assist with sleep disorders and alleviate stress and nervousness. It prevents the mind from being disturbed by constantly racing thoughts.
 
Emotional: As well as aiding stress and providing relieving calm, Aventurine also helps promote an easy going nature.
 
Physical: Aventurine helps to alleviate sunburn and rashes. It also alleviates inflammation and sun stroke. The stone is a strong protection against arteriosclerosis and heart attacks.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Aventurine

 

Crystal: Aventurine
Mineralogy: Glittering Quartz, Silicate SiO2
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Primary (moltan magma)
Family: Quartz
Birthstone: Aventurine is associated with the Astrological Sign of Aries. (One site says Taurus)
Appearance: Opaque to glistening due to the prescence of fucshite within the quartz. Banded and transluscent.
Aura: Aventurine helps the aura to be protected and stable. It brings strong earth energy in meditation which enables clarity of the vision of life offering.
Colour: Colours range from shimmering greens to variations of red, brown, yellow, blue, orange and white.
Chakra: Aventurines connection to Chakras vary by colour with all Chakras benefitting in some form from the stone.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Bloodstone


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Origin

Heliotrope (Bloodstone, Jasper) derives its name from the Greek word “Helios” meaning “to turn” conveying the various ancient notions about the manner in which the mineral reflects light. It has been used in carved signet rings for the traditional birthstone for March.

It was also believed that by touching the stone it could stop bleeding. Legend denotes that the bloodstone was formed from the blood of Christ dripping on the green earth and solidifying. It was thought to bring change and use as an amulet to protect against the evil eye. It is a symbol of justice. Medieval Christians used bloodstone to carve scenes of the crucifixion and martyrs. A beautiful example is the seal of the German Emperor Rudolf II which can be seen in Louvre in Paris. Finely pulverised bloodstone is still used as a medicine and aphrodisiac in India.

Bloodstone can be found in Brazil, India, China, Australia and the United States.

Heliotrope is the mineral most commonly known as bloodstone. It is a form of chalcedony which is cryptocrystalline mixture of quartz meaning it cannot be distinguished by the naked eye as the crystals are too small. It is monoclinic polymorph morganite. Bloodstone commonly appears in green chalcedony with red inclusions of iron oxide or red jasper. The inclusions cans sometimes be yellow or plasma. Heliotrope is transparent with red in it while plasma is deep green, opaque with little or no red inclusions. It appears glassy to waxy with an inconsistent colour of green derived from chlorite particles while the red inclusions are caused by iron oxide.

A good quality of bloodstone is one which has solid dark green colour and visible veins of red. The most common shapes bloodstone occurs in are cabochon, cushion cut, emerald cut, octagonal, oval and round.

Physical

It improves physical strength, health and well-being. It is used to protect the immune system .it assists with blood and energy circulation in the body and helps remove blocks. It fortifies the lymph and bladder as well as with flu, colds, infections, inflammation and pus formation. It also helps fortify the liver, spleen and intestine.

Emotional

It enhances self-esteem and self-appreciation and calms anxiety. T promotes love for family and enhances wealth by improving the business. It aids setting boundaries and helps maintain control. It helps you to feel stronger sense of determination and help you regain your personal power. It helps build courage and strength of mind. It also raises self-esteem and was believed in ancient times to help avoid dangerous situations by becoming red in colour. The vibrations help you to dissipate confusion and become more peaceful and serene.

 

Attributes

Specifications

 

Mineral : Chalcedony
Geometric Form : Monoclinic
Formation : Secondary
Family: Quartz
Colour Ray: Red orange
Birthstone: March
Appearance: Red inclusions
Aura: Red & white
Colour: Green quartz with Red spots
Chakra: Heart/Root

 

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Calcite


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
 

Calcite is a carbonate mineral of secondary formation that is common to sedimentary rocks, including limestone, yet much of which is formed from the shells of long dead marine organisms.

 

Calcite forms in two stages. The particles from amorphous calcium carbonate dehydrate and crystallize to appear as individual particles of vaterite in the first stage. The second stage is slower where the vaterite transforms through a dissolution and reprecipitation mechanism, into calcite.

 

Calcite can also be found in volcanic rocks such as kimberlites, carbonatites and rarely in peridotites.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Calcite crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Calcite comes from the Greek word Chalix which means lime. This could be linked to its common appearance in limestone rocks.

 

The formation is one of the most common minerals on planet earth and is estimated to make up about 4% in weight of the planet earth’s crust.

 

Calcite is found in many cave formations of which the majority, including stalagmites and stalactites are made from Calcite.

 

The crystal is found all over the world. Notable deposits include Palm Wash, California, Iceland, Mexico, Germany, Brazil, England, India and Africa.

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Calcites come in many different shapes and colours. They can form obtuse to acute, tabular, prismatic and as various scalenohedra.

 

Single calcite can stand out for its refraction where the optical property birefringence appears and causes objects viewed through the crystal to appear doubled.

 

As it is a soft crystal with a Moh hardness of 3 it is rarely used as jewellery, instead it is more a collectors stone.

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
There are many different varieties of Calcite, these include and are not limited to;

 

  • Angel Wing Calcite
  • Blue Calcite
  • Cobalto Calcite
  • Green Calcite
  • Honey Calcite
  • Mangano Calcite
  • Optical Calcite
  • Red Calcite

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Calcite crystals.

 

Mental: Calcite is known for the stone of the mind and is associated with students and academics. It promotes confidence in thinking and improves the memory. It allows for increased power of discernment and gives the ability to react quickly in mental situations.
 
Emotional: Calcite is a calming, centering stone that aids in inward strength and stability.  It improves development and confidence in the outward appearance.
 
Physical: Calcite aids in the fortification of bones, teeth mucous membrane, connective tissue and intestine. It also promotes healthy growth in children.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Calcite

 

Crystal: Calcite
Mineralogy: Calcium Carbonate
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Secondary
Family: Carbonate
Birthstone: Calcite is associated with the Astrological sign of Cancer.
Apperance: Glass like, waxy lustre, white streak, translucent, striped, banded.
Aura: Calcite is a strong cleanser of energy allowing for greater amplification of the energy within the Aura. It clears negative and old energies to open channels for greater energies to pass through.
Colour: Colours range from blue, black, clear, golden, pink, red, yellow and white among others.
Chakra: Calcite aligns with a variety of Chakras dependent on the colour of the crystal.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Carnelian


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Origin

The Carnelian crystal is a perfect pick-me-up stone. It is largely found in India and derives from a mineral of the Quartz family known as Chalcedony (Cryptocrystalline). Its name descends from the Latin word meaning flesh coloured. The stone is an agate class of chalcedony bearing protection energies. This second chakra stone varies from deep brown red to red orange hues.

Carnelian was once considered strictly the property of the noble class. People who held high social statuses were buried with this stone. Carnelian is one of the oldest stones used for jewellery dating back to 3000 BCE and was found in Egyptian tombs. It is one of the oldest protection stones acting as a guardian from negative forces and activates the first three chakras to bring a surge of life force and creative energies.

Carnelian is found primarily in India as well as various sites in South America, Brazil, India, Siberia and Germany. It is a variety of chalcedony. The most favourable are deep red to red orange hue in colour.

Carnelian is very similar to Sard which is harder and darker but are both varieties of the silica mineral chalcedony and coloured by impurities of iron oxide. Carnelian is formed by silica-rich water percolating through cavities and fissures in volcanic rock. It does not have a typical lattice, usually found in quartz, it is formed from the dissolving of other minerals containing silicates. The packed fibres form in concentric circles or parallel bands,

Physical

Physically Carnelian increases blood circulation, aids sexual anxieties and alleviates problems with the liver, spleen, kidneys and bladder. It improves the quality of blood, stimulates the small intestines, metabolism, circulation and blood flow.

Emotional

It is a crystal of courage, vitality, sexuality, action and confidence. The stone promotes positive life choices, increases self-esteem, creativity and acts as a motivation for success. It enhances the energies for creating your dreams into a reality.

It promotes idealism, a sense of community and pragmatism. It encourages vigour, courage, stability and good moods.

Mentally Carnelian aids mediation, analytical skills and concentration. It aids memory including recalling past lives. It is one of the most healing crystals for healing trauma, stress and emotional wounds which have accumulated in the etheric body and are manifesting as physical properties

Attributes

Specifications

Mineral : Chalcedony
Geometric Form : Secondary
Formation : Cryptocrystalline
Family: Quartz
Colour Ray: Orange
Birthstone: July / Virgo
Appearance: Dull greasy silky waxy orange
Aura: Orange
Colour: Orange red yellow brown black
Chakra: Sacral

 

 

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Chalcedony


Chalcedony – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

 
 
Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Chalcedony is composed of very fine intercations of the quartz and moganite minerals which makes Chacedony a cryptocrystalline form of Silica. Quartz and Moganite both come from the Silica mineral however they have varients in structure, quartz being trigonal and moganite being monoclinic.

 

Chalcedony forms in masses and can also be found in the Geode formation.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Chalcedony crystals, as a result of the intertwining of Quartz and Moganite, belong to both the Trigonal and Monoclinic systems.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
There are many accounts of how Chalcedony was given the name. Some say it derived from the town of Chalcedon in Asia Minor and others associate it with the Greek word Khalkedon which is found in the Book of Revelation.

It is a hapax legmemon which means that the word appears only once and is not found anywhere else so it is unclear whether the stone is actually the same stone we know today.

 

The actual name, Chalcedony, derives from the Latin chalcedonius and it is found in Pliny the Elder’s Naturalis Historia where it is referred to as a term for a translucid form of Jaspis. Jaspis is an opaque, impure type of silica.

 

The Mediterranean region used Chalcedony as early as the Bronze Age and it was widely used along the Central Asian trading routes. It was popular  as hot wax would not stick to it so it was often used to make impressions for seals.

 

In the 19th Century the area of Idar Oberstein in Germany became the largest global chalcedony processing centre, receiving agates from as far as Latin America.

 

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Chalcedony can be found as a translucent or semi-transparent stone with a somewhat waxy or vitreous lustre.

 

It is a hard stone, with a Mohs scale rating of 6-7 yet it is more soluble than Quartz due to its fine grain structure (cryptocrystalline) and its high surface area to volume ratio.

 

Chalcedony can be found in a number of semi-precious stones and is widely available.

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
There are many different varieties of Chalcedony as it appears in some form in most semi-precious gemstones. The main types include and are not limited to;

 

  • Agate
  • Aventurine
  • Carnelian
  • Crysoprase
  • Heliotrope
  • Moss Agate
  • Mtorolite
  • Onyx

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Chalcedony crystals.

 

Mental: Chalcedony crystals have a calming influence and aids in the inward radiation of that calmness. It also helps to relax attention.
 
Emotional: Chalcedony is a great aid to the acceptance of change and new situations. The crystal gives strength in overcoming resistance.
 
Physical: Chalcedony is a great strength in the healing of diabetes. It also alleviates the sensitivity sometimes felt as the weather changes. For new mothers, Chalcedony can help to stimulate milk production.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Chalcedony

 

Crystal: Chalcedony
Mineralogy: Fibrous Quartz – Silcon dioxide, SiO2
Geometric form: Trigonal & Monoclinic
Formation: Primary | Secondary
Family: Silicate
Birthstone: Chalcedony is associated with the Astrological signs of Cancer and Sagittarius.
Appearance: Translucent and semi-transparent with a waxy or vitreous lustre.
Aura: Chalcedony Crystals soak up all negativity and releases positive harmony to provide balance across the mind and spirit. It stimulates the channels of communication and telepathy with the spirit world.
Colour: Colours range from blue, pink red and white.
Chakra: Chalcedony is an aid to a variety of Chakras dependant on the colour of the crystal.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Chrysoprase


Chrysoprase – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

 
 
Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Crysoprase is a nickel infiltrated variety of Chalcedony which is a cryptocrystalline form of silica. A cryptocrystalline crystal refers to the super fine composition of crystals that cannot be seen as distinct particles under normal magnification.

 

The crystal occurs due to the lateritization or deep weathering of ultramafic ophiolite rocks including nickeliferous serpentines. In some Australian formations, it can be found as nodules or veins with iron oxides, like brown geothite, below an iron and silica cap in the magnesite rich saprolite.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Chrysoprase crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
In ancient times the Chrysoprase stone was associated with the Goddess Venus and was a representation of the divinity of truth and love. It has been mentioned as far back as 2000 years ago when the Roman Scholar, Pliny, wrote about its ‘inner glow’

 

The stone has been popularly worn throughout the ages by the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians. Popular stories tell of Cleopatra wearing Chrysoprase to keep her youth and Alexander the Great’s eleven year triumph being due to the fact he wore a Chrysoprase on his belt. In fact, when he lost it, it was said that he never won another battle and the crystal was reffered to as the victory stone.

 

The finest Chrysoprase is mined in Australia and other major deposits are found in Zimbabwe, India, Brazil, Russia among others.

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Chrysoprase can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes and is glassy, vitreous, transparent to opaque with a rough, brittle fracture.

 

The clear, apple green type is the most sought however it can be found with irregular colours such as a white streak, and contain other fissures and impurities.

 

Chrysoprase is enhanced only through the cutting, tumbling and polishing process and is found widely in jewellery.

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
There are no significant varieties of Chrysoprase however it can be compared to Chrome Chalcedony which contains chromium, rather than nickel, to produce it’s colour.

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Chrysoprase crystals.

 

Mental: Chrysoprase is said to help in the resolution of relationship issues. It is an aid in the breakdown of negative cycles.
 
Emotional: The crystal is known to dispel bitterness and fear. It gives rise to a sense of safety and trust. It also helps heartache, nightmares and jealousy.
 
Physical: Chrysoprase is known to help rheumatism, skin disease, epilepsy, fungal infections and allergies. It is a purifyer and used for detoxification purposes.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Chrysoprase

 

Crystal: Chrysoprase
Mineralogy: Chalcedony containing Nickel
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Secondary
Family: Silicate
Birthstone: Chrysoprase is associated with the Astrological signs of Taurus and Libra.
Apperance: Transluscent to Opaque with a vitreous glassy appearance. The stone has a hardness on the Mohs Scale of 6-7 and a flint like conchoidal fracture.
Aura: Chyrsoprase promotes uplifting vibrations that bring joy and promote forgiveness. It is known to induce deep states of meditation that channels the energy of divinity. It is recommended that you keep this stone within the aura to obtain the best benefits from it.
Colour: Mainly apple green, yet can be found in a range of green and yellow hues dependant on the volumes of nickel trace within.
Chakra: Chyroprase is associated with the Heart, Sacral, Solar Plexus and Throat Chakras. Importantly, the crystal can open the Heart Chakra to a strong flow of Chi and allow it to receive a divine energy flow that is filled with universal love.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Citrine


Citrine – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

 
 
Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Citrine is a yellow variety of Quartz which belongs to one of the largest family of minerals; silicates.

Citrine is a crystal of primary formation which means it was formed from molten magma. This usualy happens in cavities in volcanoes where the combination of chemistary and structural arrangements of mineral deposits, atoms and substances pass from gas or liquid into a solid state or by means of going out of solution by precipitation or evaporation. This process creates silica acid which in turn cools to Quartz crystals which, when trace particles of iron infiltrate, turns into Citrine.

 

Though Citrine occurs naturally, it is widely man made when amethysts or smoky quartz are heat treated at high temperatures so that the colour appears similar to citrine. These burnt citrines may contain indiscernable stripes, whereas natural Citrine gives a more cloudy appearance.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Citrine crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
The Citrine name was assigned to yellow quartz in 1546. The name is derived from the Latin Citrina, which means yellow. It was known as a merchent stone and was said to attract prosperity for their owner.

 

The history of the stone being documented is unclear as throughout it has been mistaken and traded as other stones such as gold and smoky topaz.

 

The natural stones are widely sought and are quite rare. They are mostly found around amethyst mines with the most important natural deposits sourced within the US, Madagascar and Brazil.

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Natural Citrine appears cloudy or smoky. It is vitreous and transparent with a very brittle conchoidal fracture. It can sometimes have a white streak.

 

Citrine made from heat treated smoky quartz or amethyst can appear to have slight bands running through the stone. It is very hard to tell the difference and is ususally only discernable by gem specialists.

 

 

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Citrine is a type of Quartz of the yellow variety. It can sometimes be associated with Ametrine, Amethyst, Smoky Quartz and Gold Quartz.

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Citrine crystals.

 

Mental: Citrine is a joyful, positive crystal that helps to deal with and gives understanding to absorbed impressions.
 
Emotional: Citrine uplifts the emotions and gives a positivity and courage to deal with everyday life. It helps to lift depression and aids self-expression.
 
Physical: Citrine can aid with bed wetting. It strengthens the nerves, pancreas, spleen and stomach.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Citrine

 

Crystal: Citrine
Mineralogy: Yellow Crystal Quartz
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Primary
Family: Silicates
Birthstone: Citrine is associated with the Astrological signs of Libra, Leo, Gemini and Aries.
Appearance: Vitreous, transparent with a brittle conchoidal fracture. Natural crystals will have a smoky, cloudy hue.
Aura: Citrine is a powerful cleanser that is an Aura protector. It grounds negative energy and acts as an early warning system so the protection process can begin to deal with situations as they begin to arise.
Colour: Colours range from yellows, browns and golds. It may sometimes have a white streak.
Chakra: Citrine is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra and is a cleanser of all Chakras.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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