Barite

BARITE Chakras: Third Eye (6th) and Crown (7th) Hardness: 3 – 3.5 Element: Storm Vibrates to the #1. So, if you were born on the 1st, 10th, 19th or 28th (all the numbers that add up to a 1), you resonate with this very special stone. Barite, also spelled baryte, is a relatively heavy barium sulfate

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Halite

The largest Halite crystal in the world was found in the Merkers Potash Mine in Thuringia, Germany. Halite, more commonly known as “rock salt”, is the mineral (or crystalline) form of SALT (NaCl) Halite is most commonly clear or white, however it can also be light blue, dark blue, green, purple, pink, red, orange, yellow

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy is an area located in a remote outback area of Australia. The different sounding name comes from the local Aboriginal term “kupa-piti” which means “white man’s hole”. Coober Pedy has often be referred to as the “opal capital of the world” because of the numerous precious opals that are mined there. The first

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Trapiche Emeralds

There is something about trapiche emeralds that just do it for me. Trapiche emeralds form when emeralds grow with lutite, an impurity of sedimentary rock composed of small grains of sand or clay or both. Trapiche emeralds are found only in Colombia in a region known as Trapiche. The name trapiche comes from the grinding

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Fordite

Say hello to Fordite aka Detroit agate. Yes, fordite… Hmmm. Is it named after the Ford automobile maybe? Well, it does kinda resemble a Pinto, a Pinto bean, not the Ford Pinto.   😉  You are not going to believe what comprises fordite. You sittin’ down? Fordite comes from old automotive paint which has hardened

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Recharge and Energize Yourself

There is a simple and effective trick for re-charging and energizing us. Select a single terminated point crystal that fits comfortably in your open palm. Place a crystal in each hand. I would tend to suggest quartz, calcite or even fluorite. However, please feel free to experiment. In your left hand, place the crystal with

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Topazolite

Topazolite… Sounds like some form of topaz, right? Actually, topazolite is a type of andradite garnet. A quick blurb on andradite garnets… There are 3 types… Melanites, aka titanian andradite, are black in color. Demantoids, a rare and valuable stone, are brilliant green. Topazolites, which are less common than demantoids, are yellowish green in color.

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