Zektzerite

Are you taken by the  light blue ice coloring of Zektzerite like I am? Zektzerite was first discovered in 1966 by Seattle Mineralogist Benjamin Bartlett “Bart” Cannon. It is named after Jack Zektzer, a mathematician and mineral collector from Seattle. It was found in a creek basin below Silver Star Mountain in Okanogan County, Washington.

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Archangels

“Archangels” refer to “angels of a higher kind.” Archangels, aka celestial angelic beings oversee the responsibilities of guardian angels and other celestial light beings who act as our guardians and guides. Archangels have been acknowledged in the bible, possibly as far back as 300 BCE. Archangels are not associated with and do not believe in

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Pink Aura Quartz

Pink aura quartz is aka rose aura quartz When the word “aura” precedes the word quartz, it indicates that the quartz has been man / woman created. Pink aura quartz goes through a similar process as angel aura. The quartz has been mixed with platinum powder and minute amounts of other metals and is then

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Azurite Turning to Malachite

THIS IS AZURITE CHANGING TO MALACHITE Azurite and malachite are close kissin’ 1st cousin copper carbonates. Alright, they are more like siblings. smile emoticon Azurite’s chemical formula is Cu3 (CO3)2(OH)2 Malachite’s chemical formula is Cu2(CO3)(OH)2 So, what causes azurite to become malachite? For starters, azurite is more unstable in the open air which allows the

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Merkabahs

The merkabah is believed to be the fundamental pattern that created all of the universes and everything in them, both visible and invisible. The most widely accepted definition of a merkabah is that it is a vehicle of ascension, an ascension that involves a process where the human body is transformed into light and then

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Ethiopan Welo Opals

Many opals come from Australia, however there is a fairly recent discovery of opals in Ethiopia. Whereas Australian opals are sedimentary in nature (forming in ancient sea beds) Ethiopian opals originate from volcanic activity and are referred to as “hydrophane opals.” The word “hydrophane” comes from Greek words meaning “water-loving.” It describes their ability to

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Barite

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a BEARITE… Yep, this is Gail’s attention seeking attempt at humor this morning. Actually, there has been an ongoing controversy regarding the spelling of this pretty mineral. For the past 100 or so years, the U.S. spelling has been “barite”, however Great Britain spells it “baryite.” Recently, the IMA (International Mineralogical Association)

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