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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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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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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Goethite

Goethite is one of the 7 minerals in the super seven stone. Goethite is a common iron oxide-hydroxide mineral that has a chemical composition of FeO(OH). It often forms as black crystal sprays on quartz druzies.   HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT GOEHITE  (From Judy Hall’s  “Crystal Bible 2”) book Goethite resonates with the #44,

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Moldavite

I would like to share an article about MOLDAVITE that I wrote at the end of December in 2014. It has reference to a New Year that we were about to embark upon. I probably should have waited another few months before posting it again. I have decided to share it now as several folks

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Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood, also known as Agatized Wood is a fossil with a hardness of 6.5 – 7. Petrified wood is real old, some placed as old as 200 million years. Something that has been around that long is going to carry a lot of wisdom and history. Petrified wood is a result of ancient forests that

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