Green Apophyllite

Green apophyllite has all of the properties that its sibling clear apophyllite has…. plus it has its own. Since this mineral is green, what are three things that come to your mind regarding an association with the color “green” ? Our heart / heart chakra, nature and money, right? Exactly!!! This stone of growth enhances

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Hemimorphite and Pyromorphite

This blue and green Earthly beauty is HEMIMORPHITE and PYROMORPHITE, a rare and unique combo.     HEMIMORPHITE Hemimorphite is a hydrous zinc silicate with the chemical formula of Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O This zinc silicate mineral is most commonly white, clear, beige, yellow, light brown and blue. It is seldom green or yellow. One thing that makes

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Clinoclase

It comes almost exclusively from a small hill top called “Stichtite Hill” in Tasmania, an island state of Australia. Atlantisite is a combination of two minerals: green yellow serpentine along with inclusions of pink or purple stichtite. This “guardian” crystal protects us and our loved ones. LOTS OF HEART HEALING Strong association with out heart

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Black Coral

I often receive interesting private messages on my Facebook page   www.facebook.com/gemsheal A few days ago, Bess writes… “I would like to see what the oldest living organism looks like – off New Zealand – 4265 years old.” She goes on to say… “I play Trivia about 6 times a year and one of the

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Mercury Retrograde

Mercury and Mercury Retrograde….. Over the last 10 or so years, there has been much talk about Mercury Retrograde and how it affects us. The main reason for this is because we now live in a high tech and communicative world. Computers, internet, cyber radio, hand held devices, etc. are key components in today’s world.

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The Varied Coloring of Amethyst

The Many Hues of Amethyst….  What Gives? Amethyst, the violet to purple quartz, is one of the most popular gemstones among gem appreciators. Many years ago, amethyst was classified as a precious stone, like ruby, sapphire and emerald. Since the 1800s, its high perceived status began to dwindle as more amethyst deposits were discovered causing

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Jeremejevite

Jeremejevite is a gorgeous and rare aluminium borate mineral which contains varying amounts of fluorite and hydroxide ions. Its chemical formula is Al6B5O15(F,OH)3. It was first discovered in 1883 in the Adun-Chilon Mountains in Siberia. It has since been found in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan, as well as in Namibia, Africa and the Eifel

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Bastnasite

Say hello to BASTNASITE also spelled Bastnaesite. Bastnasite is a rare carbonate fluoride mineral (fluorocarbonate). Bastnäsite was first described by the Swedish chemist Wilhelm Hisinger in 1838 Bastnäsite. Its name comes from the Bastnäs Mine in Riddarhyttan, Sweden. Even though there are 3 different chemical types / compositions of bastnasite, its primary chemical composition is

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Painite

Yes, there is a mineral named “PAINITE” and as you might surmise, it is an extremely rare stone.  Matter of fact, in 2005, The Guinness Book of World Records called painite the world’s rarest gemstone mineral. Painite got its name from British mineralogist and gem dealer Arthur C.D. Pain in the 1950s when it was

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