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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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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Peridot

Will the real peridot please make yourself known? Oh, you’re olivine and chrysolite? Can’t fool me. I know that peridot is the gem form of you two beauties. 😉 Peridot, just between you and me, I think you are the most incredible mineral that ever set foot in this solar system… and probably others too.

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Sanidine

Who turned the lights on this morning? Eydie Gorme would have blamed it on the Bossa Nova. I say let’s blame it on SANIDINE cause practically no one has ever heard of it. Sanidine, which originally came from Itrongay, Madagascar, is a high temperature potassium dominant feldspar. This glassy mineral of the alkali feldspar group

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Fire Agate

There are many diverse types of agates and agates are associated with Geminis (my astrological sign).  That being said, I have to say that agates have never been high on my “gotta have them” list. There is one exception and that agate is “FIRE AGATE”. Fire agates (like other agates) are a form of chalcedony

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Malachite after Azurite

Do you ever wonder why azurite turns into malachite or why some minerals are referred to as “malachite after azurite”? What does “malachite after azurite” mean? Azurite and malachite are the two most common copper carbonate minerals. The chemical composition that we might expect to be associated with these two minerals would be (CuCO3), however

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