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Gems By Other Names

 

Stones get their names from many sources.  Often, crystals and gems are named after the person who discovered them or the location where they were first found.  Sometimes stones are given a name based on their chemical composition or their similarity to something else. The following is a list of stones that are known by more than one name.  In some cases, a crystal may have 3 or more different names.

ACTINOLITE
► TREMOLITE

AMAZONITE
► MICROLINE, AMAZON  STONE

ANATASE
► OCTAHEDRITE

ANDRADITE
► GARNET

ANDULARIA
► MOONSTONE

ANGELITE
► BLUE ANHYDRITE

ANGEL PHANTOM QUARTZ
► AMPHIBOLE QUARTZ

APACHE TEAR
► OBSIDIAN

AZURITE
► CHESSYLITE

BASANITE
► BLACK FLINT JASPER, CHERT JASPER

BIOTITE
► MICA

BIXBITE
►   RED BERYL

BLOODSTONE
► HELIOTROPE

BLUE AVENTURINE
► QUARTZ WITH DUMORTIERITE

BOJI STONES
►  MARCASITE NODULES,  LIVING STONES / ENERGY  STONES

BORNITE
► PEACOCK BLUE

CASSITERITE
►  TINSTONE

CATLINITE
► PIPESTONE

CELESTIAL QUARTZ
►PINEAPPLE QUARTZ

CELESTITE
►  CELESTINE

CHERT
►  HORNSTONE

CHIASTOLITE
► ANDALUSITE, CROSS STONE

CHLOROCALCITE
► HYDROPHILITE

CHRYSOTILE
► CHRYSOTITE

CINNABAR
► DRAGON’S BLOOD

DECHENITE
► DICINITE

DIASPORE:
► EMPHOLITE, KAYSERITE, TANATARITE

DOGTOOTH AMETHYST
► CHEVRON AMETHYST, BANDED AMETHYST

ELESTIAL CRYSTAL
► SKELETAL CRYSTAL

EULITE
► HYPERSTHENE

FLUORITE
► FLUOR SPAR,  FELDSPAR

FUSCHITE, FUCHSITE, OR FUCHITE  (3 SPELLINGS)
► GREEN MUSCOVITE

FULGURITE
► GLASS (NATURAL)

GARNET
► KUNDALINI FIRE,  ANDRADITE

GIBBSITE
► HYDRARGILLITE

GREEN AVENTURINE
► QUARTZ WITH FUSCHITE

GREEN QUARTZ
► PRASIOLITE, VERMARINE, LIME CITRINE

GROSSULAR
► GREEN GARNET

HIDDENITE:
► GREEN KUNZITE,  GREEN SPODUMENE

HORN CORAL
► DRAGON TOOTH CORAL

HYDROPHILITE
►  CHLOROCALCITE

HYPERSTHENE
► ENSTATITE, FERROSILITE

ICELAND SPAR
► CLEAR CALCITE

IDOCRASE
►  VESUVIANITE

IOLITE
► CORDIERITE,  DICHROITE,  WATER SAPPHIRE

INFINITE STONE
► LIGHT GREEN SERPENTINE

IRIDOSMINE
► OSMIRIDIUM

JET
►LIGNITE

KUNZITE
►  PINK SPODUMENE

KYANITE
►  DISTHENE

LABRADORITE (WHITE)
►  RAINBOW MOONSTONE

LABRADORITE (WHITE TRANSPARENT)
►   BLACK MOONSTONE

LARIMAR
►   BLUE PECTOLITE,  DOLPHIN STONE

LUMERIAN CRYSTALS
►   TANGEROSE CRYSTALS

MAGNETITE
►  LODESTONE

MANGANO CALCITE
►  PINK CALCITE

MILKY QUARTZ
► SNOW QUARTZ

MOLDAVITE
►  VLTAVA

MORGANITE
►  PINK BERYL

MUSCOVITE
►   MICA

NEPHRITE
►  DARK GREEN JADE

OPAL (BLUE)
►  GIRASOL

PEACOCK ROCK
►  BORNITE

PECTOLITE
►   BLUE VARIETY OF LARIMAR

PERIDOT
►  CHRYSOLITE, OLIVINE

PHENOMENITE
►  SANDSTONE & QUARTZ MIXTURE

POTCH
►   COMMON OPAL

PRASIOLITE
►   GREEN QUARTZ, VERMARINE, LIME CITRINE

PROUSTITE
►  RUBY SILVER

PURPLE SAGE AGATE
►   LURELITE

PYRITE
►   FOOL’S GOLD

RHODOCROSITE:
► INCA ROSE

RHYOLITE
►  RAINFOREST JASPER, OCEAN JASPER

RUTILATED QUARTZ
►  ANGEL HAIR

SELENITE
►  SATIN SPAR, DESERT ROSE

SERAPHINITE
►CLINOCHLORE

SEREFINA
►  CHLORITE

SMOKEY QUARTZ
►  CAIRNGORM

SNOWFLAKE OBSIDIAN
► FLOWERING OBSIDIAN

SOAPSTONE
►  STEATITE

SPECTROLITE
►  FINNISH LABRADORITE

SPECULARITE (a form of Hematite)
► GRAY HEMATITE, IRON GLANCE, SPECULAR IRON

SPHENE
►  TITANITE

SPHALERITE
►  BLENDE,  ZINC BLENDE

STAUROLITE
►  FAIRY STONE, FAIRY CROSS

SUGILITE
► LUVILITE,  ROYAL LAVULITE,  ROYAL  AZEL

TANZANITE
►  BLUE ZOISITE

TINSTONE
►   CASSITERITE

TOURMALINE (BLACK)
►   APHRIZITE, SCHORL

TOURMALINE (BLUE)
►   INDICOLITE

TOURMALINE (BROWN)
► DRAVITE, DRAVIDE

TOURMALINE (COLORLESS)
►   ACHROITE

TOURMALINE (GREEN)
►   VERDELITE

TOURMALINE (MULTI COLORED)
►   ELBAITE

TOURMALINE (RED VIOLET)
►   RUBELLITE

TOURMALINE (YELLOW)
►   TSILASITE, PERIDOT OF CEYLON

ULEXITE
►   T-V ROCK

UVAROVITE
►   GREEN GARNET

VARISCITE
►   UTAHLITE