Prasiolite

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These gorgeous beauties are special!!! They are prasiolite, (sometimes spelled praziolite), also known as green quartz, vermarine or lime citrine. Some folks refer to prasiolite as green amethyst, however that is not “geologically correct.” The mistake probably lies within the fact that the majority of prasiolite starts off as amethyst. It can also be because

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Aquaprase

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What do you think of this attractive blue green mineral? It is called AQUAPRASE, a vibrant bluish green chalcedony that was discovered around 2 years ago at an undisclosed location in Africa by veteran gem explorer Yianni Melas. The area where it was found was believed to only have a small amount of opals here

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Sal Ammoniac

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Sal ammoniac is a rare “different” ammonium chloride mineral with a chemical composition of NH4Cl. The reason that sal ammoniac is considered “strange / oddball-ish” is because their natural crystals have an unreal or unnatural character to them. They are very small, extremely soft (1.5 – 2 hardness), delicate and intricate yet can be quite

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Scapolite

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Scapolite…. Ever heard of it? Scapolite is an extremely rare and lesser known gemstone. Its transparent, brilliant and glass like shine makes it a highly cherished mineral by gem and mineral collectors. Some scapolite can display a “cat’s eye” or chatoyanty effect. Another rare variety of scapolite is “rainbow scapolite” which usually has iridescent inclusions.

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Can Crystals Make You Sick

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Below is a question I was recently asked.  My response follows. Just wondering if some crystals can make you sick enough to vomit…I was wearing tigers eye and citrine last night at work and got very sick…didn’t know if I was purging or what…was having dizzy spells too…I have been wearing these two for many

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Turitella

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Turitella (aka turitella agate) is the name for a brown, translucent, fossiliferous* agate found in the Green River Formation of Wyoming. The Green River Formation is a group of intermountain lakes in three basins along the Green River in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. The GRF has recorded the sedimentation in this group of lakes since

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Azumar

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Would like to touch on a most powerful stone that I first heard about 2 1/2 years ago. This was around the time it was discovered in Arizona in 2013. It is called AZUMAR and it is a soft pale greenish blue mineral. Azumar is a combination of quartz, kaolinite, a clay mineral with the

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Ajoite

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Ajoite is more than a pretty face. This intense blue / green beauty emits the loving energies of Mother Gaia and all Goddesses. Yes, that includes all of us cool mujeres on this page. This highly spiritual stone elevates us to the spiritual realms, promoting loving communication with our angels and spirit guides. Quite impressively

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!! Today is aka “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”. On this day, many cultural and religious celebrations are held commemorating the death of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. To me, March 17th represents the day when EVERYONE is IRISH. On St. Patrick’s Day, it is tradition to

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Olmiite aka Poldervaarite

Here’s a name which you’re probably not familiar with… Olmiite… Yes, there are two “i”s in the middle of the word. Olmiite is a calcium, manganese, iron, silicate hydroxide with a chemical composition of CaMn[SiO3(OH)](OH) The olmiite name comes from Filippo Olmi from Florence, Italy. It is also known as Poldervaartite for Arie Poldervaart, Professor

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