Turquoise Stone description
Valued sacred by Native Americans, turquoise has long been considered a master healer said to assist the absorption of nutrients while strengthening the immune system and stimulating tissue regeneration. Its special strengths aid in healing the respiratory, waste and skeletal systems. It is also recommended by crystal healers for detoxification of alcohol, poisons or radiation. Also for infections, high blood pressure asthma and problems with the teeth and mouth. Brings its wearer good luck. Turquoise is used as a metaphysical aid in any situation where clear communication is needed and also as an aid to public speaking. Can also be used to open connections between friends, allowing love to flow whilst enabling true, selfless bonding. Turquoise is said to open all chakras, permitting love, completeness and communication to flow through the entire being and increasing spiritual bonding. It is especially with the 5th ( throat) chakra and can also assist in opening the 4th (heart) chakra.
The Apache Blue Mine turquoise mine, is a small mine with lots of potential. The mine is located near Tonopah, Nevada in the Candelaria Mountain range. In recent years the mine, (an open pit) has re-opened rendering Apache Blue turquoise with beautiful blue stones with eye popping black matrix. This high quality Apache turquoise is very rare and hard to find, even in this mine, but it's what every turquoise miner is searching for. Unfortunately only a small amount of this nice natural hard turquoise with really beautiful dark blue, webbed nuggets have been discovered. This turquoise is truly some of the nicest from Nevada.
The Blue Gem mine near Battle Mountain, Nevada produced a great variety of turquoise, from intense blues to deep green combinations with a hard, irregularly distributed matrix. While there are other mines in Nevada of the same name, the Battle Mountain Blue Gem mine& the Tonapah Blue Gem Mine, which began production in 1934 and is now closed, yielded the most valuable Blue Gem turquoise because of its rich color and its hardness. It is greatly desired by collectors. One of our favorites! This is an all time favorite and classic American Turquoise.
Extremely interesting patterns, surrounded by the host rock. Nevada has been an important source of turquoise since prehistoric time. Host rocks are lime stone, shale, or metamorphosed volcanic and sedimentary rocks. This turquoise normally forms narrow veinlets or small nodules along altered zones. The mine is located in northeast Nevada. It was originally discovered in the 1970’s by a Shoshone sheep herder who stumbled upon a vein of turquoise on the hillside while tending sheep. Production from the property has been small due to the limited amount of time allowed to mine due to the remote location and winter weather conditions. Boulder Turquoise is valued both its beauty and rarity.
The Candelaria mine(s) are claims located in the large Candelaria Open Pit Copper, Silver, and Gold Mine. The large ore company leases out the claims to a few mines infrequently. The finest turquoise is now located in a part of the mine so difficult, that it is almost unattainable. The turquoise is a good quality stone of high blue color with an intermittent black or brown, non-webbed matrix. The high-grade Candelaria is a translucent dark blue with a reddish brown spiderweb matrix. It is a hard, attractive stone. Candelaria also produces some of the most attractive Varascite, which comes in a wide spectrum of colors. Candelaria spider web varicite stone a mine with a rich history going back to the middle 1800s. This mine produces some of Nevada's best and most unusual Variscite. This is a very hard stone, high silica content. This mine produces some of the most unusual and beautiful stone patterns, no two stones are ever alike. Candelaria Because it is not frequently available and the mine is closed it is considered collectible.
Carico Lake Turquoise
Carico Lake turquoise is named after the location of its mine on a dried up lake bed in a high, cool area of Lander County, Nevada.
Its clear, iridescent, spring green color is due to its zinc content and is highly unique and collectable. Carico Lake turquoise is also found in a dark blue-green color with a black, spider web matrix. The Carico Lake mine is primarily a gold producing mine. The very limited amount of this turquoise and the limited time allowed to mine it makes this glorious turquoise a valuable addition to one's collection.
Crow Springs Turquoise
Crow Springs, also known as AnnJax or Bluebird, is located near Tonopah, Nevada. For 12 years, this rare stone has not been available until 3 years ago, when Dennis and Lucy Cordova took it over and began mining it. The Smith family previously owned the mine. This family had been mining turquoise in Nevada since the 1870’s. In 1909, William Petry discovered a deposit one mile southwest of the Crow Springs claim. In 1939, Ann Cooper Hewitt, heiress to the Cooper Hewitt fortune, made from inventing the mercury-vapor lamp and the first fluorescent lighting, filed claim to the mine and built a home there, which she called AnnJax. She did little work on the property and then abandoned it. Crow Springs is known for its characteristic light green color contrasted with a bright red matrix which is the host rock, rhyolite. The mine includes a tunnel that digs 175 feet into the mountain; inside of which, Dennis Cordova discovered a bountiful deposit of commercial grade gold and silver. The current owners are also co-owners of the Pilot Mountain mine. They have been mining for 3 years and cutting the precious stone for over 35 years.
Dry Creek Sacred Buffalo Turquoise
When discovered in the Dry Creek Mine on the Shoshone Indian Reservation near Battle Mountain, Nevada in 1993, they were not sure what it was. Because of its hardness, they decided to send it to have it assayed and their suspicions proved correct; it was in fact turquoise. It was not until 1996, however, that it was finally made into jewelry. Turquoise gets its color from the heavy metals in the ground where it forms. Blue turquoise forms when there is copper present, which is the case with most Arizona turquoise. Green turquoise forms where iron is present, the case with most Nevada turquoise. Sacred Buffalo turquoise forms where there are no heavy metals present, which turns out to be a very rare occurrence. The lack of any specific color consistency makes this stone distinctive and unique from other turquoises. To date, no other vein of this turquoise has been discovered anywhere else and when this current vein runs out, that will be the last of it. Authentic Sacred Buffalo Turquoise is from the Dry Creek Mine. Sacred Buffalo Turquoise is known as white turquoise, but is not to be confused with white buffalo, aka Howlite. They are not the same. Howlite (white buffalo) is a beautiful stone but it is not a turquoise. Do not be confused or misled into believing that howlite is white turquoise. Because this unique turquoise from the Dry Creek Mine is as rare as the sacred buffalo, the Indians call it "Sacred Buffalo" Turquoise. The Shoshone Indians are not known for jewelry work and as a consequence, the Shoshone sell or trade the Sacred Buffalo turquoise to the Navajos in Arizona and New Mexico, who then work it into jewelry. So many geologic chains of events must synchronize to create just one thin vein of turquoise that the mineral can rightly be envisioned as a fluke of nature. Turquoise is a rare and improbable product of an incalculable number of chemical and physical processes that must take place in the right combination and proper environment over a time span of hundreds of thousands - if not millions - of years.
The Hachita turquoise mining activity dates from pre-historic to 1905. Hachita was also called "Azure", but also went by many other names.
Hachita turquoise is from a group of mines near Old Hachita, Grant County, New Mexico. They include the Azure, Cameo, Galilee, and Aztec claims. The name "Hachita" comes from the Spanish term for "Little Hatchet". The small town itself was located in the foothills of the Little Hatchet Mountains in the Hachita Valley.
The Kingman mine in northwestern Arizona was one of the largest turquoise mines in North America. The term high blue refer to the blue color usually displayed in this stone. The mine became famous for its rounded, bright blue nuggets with black matrix. Few turquoise mines produced nuggets, especially of this quality. The Colbaugh's own this mine and the Turquoise Mountain mine. They have recently gone back into the section of the Kingman mine and are digging and bringing our some new Natural Kingman Turquoise.
King's Manassa Turquoise
Manassa Turquoise was mined in south central Colorado. This gorgeous Turquoise is known for its blue-green to green color with a golden or brown, non-webbed matrix. It runs primarily in veins hosted by a beautiful golden brown hard rock. It takes a skilled stone cutter to get the Turquoise out of this hard rock. This stone is a favorite by gold and silversmiths of the southwest, when they can get it! The mining at Manassa at this time is at a stand still.
Lander Area Turquoise
Lander Area Turquoise, Nevada
The beautiful Turquoise cabs are from several turquoise prospects near the old town site of Lander in Lander County, Nevada. The stones are all natural and untreated gem quality American Turquoise. The old Lander ghost town site, roughly the center of this very productive turquoise area. There are many different turquoise mines here, the most famous being the Lander Blue. This turquoise comes from a number of prospects through out that area, some of which have no known name. All of the turquoise offered here is completely natural, un-backed gem turquoise that has not been treated, and does not need treatment.
Pilot Mountain Turquoise
Pilot Mountain Turquoise mine is located in Northern Nevada and considered one of the highest quality due to its hardness, deep color, matrix and zat (the absolute gorgeous eye appeal). The mine is still producing and is worked by one family. They conduct their mining two to three times a year with very minimal tools. The stone is highly admired for its deep colors, it can show light blue to dark green colors on the same stone. The graduation and formations are unusual and makes it very collectible. Matrix is black to golden brown.
Number 8 Turquoise
Number 8 Turquoise is a highly prized turquoise stone used in all types of traditional, contemporary and Native American jewelry. It's valued for its trademark spider-web matrix of various shades of gold, black and brown that lace through its unique powder blue stone. With the Number 8 Turquoise mine depleted since 1961 and with limited reserves of this stone in existence, Number 8 turquoise jewelry is one of the most valuable and appreciated stones by collectors. Formed within its host rocks of quartz, chert, and shale, the Number 8 Turquoise Mine provided a consistent amount of valuable large nuggets in its years of production. Located west of the Tuscarora Range in the Lynn Mining District in Nevada, the turquoise from the Number 8 mine consistently displays a light blue color with an attractive spider-web matrix of various shades of black, brown, and gold. From 1925-1929, the Number 8 mine churned out a vast amount of nodular formed turquoise. While this particular deposit's turquoise depleted, the owners of the mine, the Edgar brothers, discovered another deposit of beautiful turquoise containing a spider-web matrix. The Number 8 Turquoise Mine yielded possibly one of the largest nodules known to man, a 150-pound behemoth of turquoise. With less than 10% of the Number 8 turquoise in quality form, a high value is placed on quality stones.
Unbelievably beautiful! The mine located near Tonopah Nevada. Royston turquoise is known for its beautiful deep green to rich light blue colors. These unique color ranges are what make this stone so special. Royston stones are often two-tone, displaying both dark and light green and blue. Royston has a heavy matrix ranging from dark brown to gold in color. This matrix makes for beautiful combinations with the color variations of the stone. Royston turquoise is considered very collectible and a good investment.
The mine is no longer in operation as it has become part of a gold mining operation and a privately owned ranch. The mine was operating in the 70’s. You won’t find much of this great turquoise around, except for old stashes. It was shipped from this property for several years in the 70’s to Arizona and New Mexico where it was incorporated into collections sold by the local Indian tribes. A spider web matrix of colors ranging from golden brown to black set off the unique color of this stone. Beautiful green and blue/green colors were found. Turquoise from this mine presents some peculiar features: good color and extreme hardness, great matrix marking in spider web patterns and wafers. Turquoise from this mine is rarely seen today and of the best grade.
Tortoise is green, blue/green and brown. It is in the host where you will find webbing - veins - swirls and shades of wonderful coloration. As you come into the center of the deposit/formation you will find multiple types of water marking that give the clear area of the stone its own characteristic as well, some forms a birds eye look. It’s solid 6-7 in hardness and delightful to cut. Sawing the rock is a stone cutters dream as it cuts smooth. The mine sits above 5,000 feet elevation in a secluded part of Midwestern Nevada. The climate hot! In the winter there is a reasonable amount of snow. We are sorry to not give out more info as to the location of the mine, but we are not letting out too much info about this mine, due to the overwhelming piracy accruing in Nevada right now. When we hire a few hermits to guard the mine, then we will let more info out. We have had to back filling every time we mine to ensure that nobody steals. We have barely tapped into this mineral resource, and are already liking what we see AA and AAA already here.
Turquoise Mountain and Birdseye
This turquoise come from the same mine in northwestern Arizona near the Kingman mine. The mine was closed in the 1980s. It is light to high blue, with both webbed and non-webbed matrix. "Birdseye" describes stones from this mine that show areas of light blue circled with dark blue matrix, resembling the eye of a bird. It is a beautiful addition to one's collection. Today, the Kingman Mine is operating again, specifically within the Turquoise Mountain peak. The Turquoise Mountain turquoise that is being excavated from this site looks significantly different from the 1970's stones, being lighter blue to green in color, with primarily non-webbed matrix. Turquoise Mountain remains highly collectible and is easily distinguished from other stones coming from the Kingman mine.
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Amber comes in many different colors. Green, golden, cherry, butterscotch to mention a few. golden. It is a beautiful golden color stone once thought to be pieces of the Sun which had fallen to Earth. Amber is actually fossilized resin from extinct pine trees, some pieces of Amber have insects or plants encased. Most of the world's amber is 30-90 million years old. Amber is a natural purifier, esteemed for its ability to draw pain and disease from the physical body, as well as the mind and spirit, by absorbing negative or stagnant energies and transforming them into clear, positive energy. Amber is ideal for cleansing and reactivating the chakras. Amber also provides a protective shield against negative energies and may be called upon to remove toxicity from one’s life or relationships
Amethyst is one of the many crystals belonging to the Quartz family. It can range in color from light lavender to a rich deep purple. Amethyst is a widely available crystal. It can be found in Brazil, Mexico, Canada, and USA. Amethyst has been revered since ancient times for its great healing and meditative powers. It is known as the stone of tranquility and strength. It can change negative energy into positive energy. It calms and soothes the body, mind, and spirit on all levels. Due to its soothing qualities it is helpful for people trying to overcome addiction. It helps alleviate stress and anxiety. It has been known to help with sleeplessness and protect against nightmares. It has the capability of enhancing and awakening spirituality, which is essential for spiritual healing. It has the ability to clear blockages and align all the Chakras and balances the energy centers within all the Chakras. Using an Amethyst as a meditation focus will increase the positive spiritual feelings.
Ammolite, also called The Buffalo Stone is a Canadian Gemstone. Extremely rare and beautiful, Ammolite's iridescent colors glow with the beauty of the rainbow. Millions of years of tectonic pressure created this beautiful gem from the fossilized remains of the ammonite shell. A glittering addition to any jewelry collection, Ammolite's luminous qualities rival the famous black opal for colour and fire. Each Ammolite gem is unique in brilliance, colour and pattern. Ammolite, like all gem stones, should be cared for in a gentle manner. One of Nature’s Rarest Gems!
The legend of Ammolite goes back to the Blackfoot tribe of North America. Blackfoot Indian legend has it that the Ammolite sacred stone was a gift received from the gods. The story begins amidst a severely harsh winter with a blizzard wiping out all the Blackfoot Indian's food reserves. All the buffalo herds had moved on, and the crops had frozen up from the snow. A great famine besieged the people, and they were on the brink of starvation. Upon seeing the devastation that befell the Blackfoot people, the Great Goddess sent forth a message to the Indian princess in the form of a dream. In the dream, the Goddess directed the princess to a brilliantly colored gemstone, and told her: “Take this stone back to your tribe, for its magic will bring with it a huge herd of buffalo that will sustain you through the winter.”
The princess followed the instructions given to her in the dream. After days of intrepid and perilous travel, she found the stone hidden in a cave. She removed it and marveled at its brilliance. It was truly magnificent. The sunlight jumped and danced off of its rainbow colored skin, as the snow melted away from its smooth shiny surface. The princess hastily took the stone back to her people. The next day everyone was woken up by the earth quaking sound of stomping hooves. When coming out to see what had happened, the tribe found that a herd of over twenty buffalo had returned to pasture nearby. The people rejoiced at their salvation, and thanked the Goddess for her gift of the stone. Through the aid of Ammolite, the Blackfoot were able to survive that particularly harsh winter. And ever since, Ammolite has been commonly referred to as the “buffalo stone”, as it signifies wealth and abundance.
In 1908 a member of the National Geological Survey team found mineralized fossils of ammonite along the St. Mary's River in Alberta. It was not until 1981 that enough high quality Ammolite was discovered to make mining commercially viable.
Chalcedony's energies are soothing and stabilizing. They enhance mental stability, promoting inner peace and emotional honesty. Chalcedony is also said to dispel the negative energies that manifest as anger. Chalcedony is said to make you more reflective while maintaining an objective, constructive perspective. This combination will allow you to be more self assured and better able to find the confidence to make positive changes in your life. This stone is also an aid to openness in communications. It can help you to verbalize your feelings and express your needs. Chalcedony is a cleansing stone. Promotes the rapid healing of open sores. It absorbs and dissipates negative energies so they are not passed on. Healers include chalcedony in their kits because of this strong protective property. Chalcedony's healing energies are said to benefit the eyes, gall bladder, blood, bones, spleen, and circulatory system.
Chalcedony the stone of friendship, good luck and inspiration. Helps to overcome ailments of old age. Chalcedony was used as a sacred stone by the Native Americas, promoting stability within the ceremonial activities. It has a waxy luster and appears in a great variety of colors -usually blue-white.
Charoite - A Versatile & Exotic Design Stone with Character. Discovered in Siberia’s Murun Mountains, Russia and named after the nearby Charo River, introduced 1976. Opaque bright purple, with wild swirls of fibrous material, one of the strangest looking natural gemstones. In particular it transforms negative emotions such as anger and fear into positive feelings. Charoite is a great stone to wear for those that suffer from phobias & nightmares. Charoite strengthens its wearers self confidence & enhances concentration. This stone strengthens its wearer's work spirit & love of work, will power & endurance. On the physical level Charoite is a very strong healing stone, lessens rheumatic pains & strengthens the muscles. Charoite can enhance courage, inner strength, and appropriate assertiveness. Physically, Charoite is helpful for speeding up healing of all kinds, headaches, liver problems, alcohol detoxification, cramps, heart problems, & nerves. Charoite lessens pain, especially head aches and this wonder stone absorbs negative radiation. Charoite makes striking pieces of jewelry with its full range of character from solid color to zones of swirly mixtures of silky purple and sprays of black zones.
It’s peaceful beauty of its turquoise-blue and green color discharges negative energies, calms, and allows truth and inner wisdom to surface. It is known as a peaceful healing stone among Native American Indian cultures where it was used for strengthening the body's resistance and bringing about calm feelings where there is an upset. It emphasizes the power of our words and actions around us, and encourages compassion and strengthening of character. Chrysocolla is a copper stone. It stimulates the mind and relaxes emotions at the same time. Chrysocolla is a stone of empowerment of the feminine energies, teaching that genuine power is best expressed through gentleness. It is a Goddess stone, and those who resonate with it will likely feel her ancient and enduring energies rising within. It is the stone of forgiveness, peace, and the strengthening of emotional bonds. It encourages compassion, and helps us recover our natural spontaneity.
Gaspeite is a recently discovered stone in the western hemisphere, found in 1966. It comes in shades of almost neon green to pale green, often with black or brown veining. Emotionally, it reduces distress and brings assurance. It reduces ignorance, particularly emotional ignorance. It also helps attracts friends and friendship. Aboriginals use Gaspeite to bring visions and grant success. Metaphysically, gaspeite is best known for helping to bring spirituality into every day life. It brings good fortune and helps prevent loss. Physically Gaspeite has been used for heart problems, lungs, and gallbladder. Gaspeite is primarily related to the heart chakra.
Hematite Qualities “Stone of the Mind” Is a calming stone, helps with high blood pressure, transforms negativity, muscle cramping nervous disorders and insomnia. Used for mental attunement, memory enhancement, original thinking, and technical knowledge. It assist in the focusing of energy and emotions for balance between body, mind and spirit. Hematite can be used to stimulate the desire for, and to facilitate the attainment of , peace, self-control, and inner happiness. It helps one to attain a soft meditative state, providing for smooth grounding and bringing tranquility and emotion clarity. It eliminates negativity and has been said to attract kind love. It is also capable of helping the body to remain cool, or of dispelling heat at the physical level, one could use it on the forehead to draw-out the heat from a fever, or one could take it as an elixir internally.
Healing properties of Kyanite. A brilliant tranquilizer. It helps keep oneself calm & serene. Kyanite helps to relieve stress and helps bring calmness and joy into your life. Either meditate with it or keep a piece close by. It stimulates flow of energy, concentration power, communication abilities & metal exercises. Associated with serenity, loyalty, honesty, it helps dispelling anger, frustration & temper. There is blue kyanite, green kyanite and black kyanite. Kyanite is found in mountainous regions in the United States (Montana and North Carolina), Switzerland, Brazil and Myanmar.
Labradorite brings out the best qualities in you, to be all that you can be. It’s a powerful self esteem building stone and has a very balancing harmonious energy. It protects ones aura and helps purge negative thought patterns. It gives great insight and vision and allows one to communicate these gifts in a beneficial way for the self and others. It helps you integrate the new energies coming in and helps ones intuition, especially the timing of things. Labradorite can open up psychic awareness is in dream state. It will often tell you things which you aren't aware in the waking state. From Labrador, Canada.
LARIMAR the blue beauty found in a mountain region overlooking the Caribbean Sea
Larimar is an extremely rare gemstone that has been found in only one location relatively inaccessible region of the Dominican Republic. This gemstone surfaced in 1974, although the inhabitants of the region and their ancestors have long been aware of the stone. The stone is also called the Atlantis Stone, since a wise prophet once claimed that the Dominican Republic was part of the lost continent of Atlantis, an association that has been affirmed by various spiritual and metaphysical authorities. Larimar enables the flow of energy within a person and helps promote an open mind to changes and improvement. It softens the stress and tension that problems bring. Today, there are thousands of people who practice alternative and holistic healing methods who use Larimar to reinforce the healing process. Larimar increases speech and communication skills, The power of the gemstone is perfectly expressed whenever the person wears Larimar - perhaps in the form of jewellery or placed near the person, like in the pocket or under the pillow. Larimar supports dissolving different kind of energy blockages that cause physical problems or mental diseases. Mineralogical Characteristics, The material is of volcanic origin. Some needle growth within the blue areas has high aluminium content, which is suggestive of natrolite. The deposit where it is found is clearly volcanic, and gas pockets are filled with various minerals, with Larimar being most abundant filler. It exists in several shades of blue and green, from translucent to dark. Much of the highest-quality Larimar appears to fill pockets created by the volatization of trees burned by volcanic activity. Hardness varies, but most is from 5 to 7 on the Mohs scale. The color sometimes produces reticulate patterns of blue and white and there is often a pronounced silky area.
Malachite, with its beautiful, rich green color, leaves no doubt of its importance as a jewel. Its opaque strength and power demands respect, mesmerizing the viewer. Yet the movement, flow and energy in its lines, circles and designs soothe and welcome. It is spiritually inviting.
Malachite personifies the deep healing green of nature and represents the innate beauty of flowers, trees, roots and plants. It manifests a deep . It is a stone of transformation, assisting one in changing situations and providing for spiritual growth. It heals on physical and emotional levels, drawing out impurities and stimulating the life force throughout the aura and body. It helps with optimism, recovery, rheumatism, asthma, menstrual, eyesight, prosperity, stimulates healing properties, emotional balance. Raises the spirits, clarifies problems and gives fresh optimism. It is also reputed to bring prosperity in business and trade and helps to 'turn things round' when all is not well.
is a translucent green extremely rare meteoric gem found only in the Czech Republic. It is classed and it is believed to have fallen from the sky only once, about 15 million years ago. Moldavite fell in the form of a large meteor, entering the atmosphere with such force that it melted before impact with the mysterious group of glassy objects called tektites. Moldavites are rare stones and much sought after by collectors.
The coloration of good quality moldavites are from an olive green to a forest green.
It is among the most powerful gemstone tools for spiritual development and expansion of consciousness. They seem to accelerate one's inner growth and evolution. Moldavite is capable of activating any and all of the chakras, though it most commonly resonates with the heart, third eye and crown chakras. Moldavite's energy tends first to move wherever it is most needed in the physical and etheric bodies.
Moldavite can be worn in jewelry and are also useful placed on the body or held during meditation. Moldavite stands out as the premier transformational gemstone of the mineral kingdom, and these gems will carry its beneficial energies to all those who are ready to receive them.
Moonstone's energies are soothing and nurturing to the mind, emotions and body. Prevents over-reactions to personal situations that involve the emotions. Moonstone's energies are feminine in nature. They can help us all become more sensitive and loving. The subtle energies of moonstone can help to open and cleanse your heart. It helps to balance the menstrual & hormonal cycles, while melting away the anxiety and stress that may occur at this time of the month.
Use Moonstone for problem solving and decision making. Simply hold it in your left hand or place it under your pillow for guidance to life's questions. Although moonstone is seen as a feminine influence, it can also help balance the male and female aspects of yourself. This makes moonstone a good choice for men too because many men could benefit from being more sensitive & better at expressing love. In India, moonstone is considered sacred. It is said to bring good fortune, but, more importantly, it is seen as a tool to promote spiritual enlightenment. Moonstone can help you become more intuitive. It can also boost psychic ability. Moonstone comes in colorless, white, yellow, orange, and gray, translucent to opaque white. In some moonstones you may also see a rainbow, then called a Rainbow Moonstone. Moonstone has a hardness of 6.
Onyx is an excellent stone for releasing negative emotions such as sorrow and grief, and therefore brings good fortune and helps in recognizing personal strength. This black colored stone helps in relaxation, and in facing various challenges in life, especially if one suffers from a lack of life energy and exhaustion. Onyx is often recommended to athletes as it increases strength, endurance and perseverance. It boosts general endurance and self-control. This stone is very good in grounding, as well as in elimination and/or control of excess energy. It harmonizes the physical with the spiritual and helps alleviate fears and worries as well as during periods of strong overwhelming emotions.
Quartz is a most common stone. It comes in an large range of colors and varieties. Many colors of quartz such as amethyst for purple quartz. My favorite is Rainbow Quartz. It comes from the Greek word "krystallos" which means ice. It is an excellent all purpose crystal healing stone. It is said to amplify healing energy and is used to perform diagnostic healing. It is extremely beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation, protection, and channeling. It is also beneficial for storing and retrieving information of all types, as information is a form of energy pattern also. Quartz is very useful on the third eye chakra for clarity of psychic vision, and can be used to communicate with spirits and other worlds. Quartz is a stone that can access ancient wisdom and bring it into the present. It is a very good stone for astral travel, manifestation, channeling and dream work. Very effective for chronic fatigue, arthritis, bone injuries, depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, intestinal troubles. It also is said to improve mental and physical energy, stamina, and physical strength.
Rhodochrosite is a self-confidence booster owing to bringing a sense of realistic balance to life. It is also used to help cope with problems in life in a graceful, balanced manner without avoidance or denial.
Rhodochrosite balances and enhances love on all levels. It allows fuller love to enter one's life, in part by calming excessive passions. It balances the mental and emotional processes. It is also said to be a stone of freedom because of this helping to balance inner conflicts. This can bring a deep sense of happiness and relief from ongoing stress. Traditionally in crystal healing rhodochrosite has been considered good for the digestion, the heart, the kidneys, spleen, pancreas, the pulse rate, and the thyroid. It is also used for stress related illness by transforming the energy of the illness with a balanced love of self and the universe. Rhodochrosite energizes and cleanses the base, sacral and heart chakras
While rhodochrosite is often better known for love, it's sometimes significantly more important for its metaphysical energy of balance. I believe the balancing of energies is what makes it a good love stone, as well as the other life issues it eases and resolves. Protects against worries.
Stone of Love & Warmth. Very good for expressing and soothing emotions. Rose quartz is a very loving stone, and enhances all forms of love: self-love, mother love, caring, kindness, platonic and romantic live. Gently energizes and creates warmth. It is also said to stimulate the imagination and the intellect and to open up the heart to inner peace, self love and self recognition. It is a very healing stone for internal wounds, bitterness and sorrows.
It makes one more receptive to beauty, hastens recovery and gladdens the heart. Lifts depression, creates confidence and peace. Helps the heart and circulatory system. This lovely stone is claimed to be one of the best stones to use in the treatment of migraines and headaches of all types.
Said to be the PREMIER HEALING
STONE OF THIS AGE! It is strongly recommended for the strengthening and activating of all chakras. This stone is also believed to cause old patterns of disease or imbalance to fall away. This creates a space for new patterns of well-being to form. Seraphinite is healing for nerves and brain cells.
Seraphinite is a lovely dark-green stone that changes sparkle and light as you view it from different positions. It comes from mine “Korshunovskaia” which is situated not far from Baikal Lake in Eastern Siberia, Russia. Seraphinite which is the gem variety of clinochlore has silvery chatoyant fibers much like charoite. It is difficult to say who gave this “Angel” name to the stone, but they say that it helps to contact angels and communicate with them.
Spiny Oyster (Spondylus Princeps)
This shell is found in only one area along the Baja coast, California. The shell comes in three colors Red, Orange & Purple. After 90ft of water the reds and oranges appear. Purple is found in water from 0-60 ft.
The shell of this oyster has been found in archeological excavations of the Anasazi and other native peoples of the desert southwest. Spiny oyster shells have been found in the same excavations in which turquoise was also found, showing that ancient people appreciated the same beautiful combination of colors and materials we enjoy today. These finds not only demonstrate early people's interest in jewelry, it also shows the existence of long-distance trading.
It is widely held by Metaphysicians that Sugilite has just been recently discovered to help us into the "New Age". Sugilite can help to clear the mind,
making the way open for the rising of consciousness. It is also beneficial in opening and centering of the Heart Chakra. These two inevitable enhancements are not mutually exclusive but are in fact the essence of the next evolutionary step for mankind.
Variscite is a soothing stone. It is sometimes called a "true worry stone" because it eases fear, tension, anxiety, worry, and impatience. It also relieves stress and depression, and can give courage and inner strength. Variscite can help calm the mind and help it be still, which makes it an excellent stone for meditation. Variscite can be a benefit for intuition and psychic perceptions, and is excellent for past-life recall. Physically, variscite is used for helping strengthen cells and tissues, blood problems, nervous system, kidneys, muscles and bones. It is also used for male reproductive healing.
White Buffalo mined near Tonopah, Nevada. Armed with his tools, his character and his love for the hunt of treasure, Lynn Otteson is the last of a rare breed. A generous man, he needs only the necessities. Otteson wears a cowboy hat, a handkerchief around his neck, a canteen slung over his shoulder and a pickax in his hand. Lying in the ground deep in the desert another legend waits. Rare and beautiful, like the white buffalo, this white rock waits to be discovered. The location only known by him, the two legends meet. Otteson was schooled in turquoise by one of the most ingenious prospectors of our time. He has covered the desert on foot, scouting for turquoise for decades. Even after losing half his foot in a courageous gun battle, he walks the desert. Lynn unearthed the rare and beautiful treasure. White Buffalo is a Magnesite and creates very interesting jewelry with its stunning black and white patterns. White Buffalo lies in veins like turquoise surrounded by black chert a black rock similar to flint. It cuts and polishes like turquoise and IT HAS GEOLOGISTS baffled.
Wild Horse Magnasite
(Aka Red Thunder) This unique formation of veins running white in color with a reddish hematite web has similar characteristics of the White Buffalo Turquoise. It is similar in fact that it is hard enough to take a brilliant shine. It forms along with major copper deposits in the southwest. Wild Horse are being set in both sterling silver and 14 k Gold and are fast becoming very popular due to its unique characteristics and color.