Crystals/Gems

Gemstone of the Day for July 28th is Meteorite

Gemstone of the Day

 Meteorite

 

Usually solid, dull, mottled, brownish to black. Noniron varieties amplify thoughts/telepathic sending/receiving, greater awareness, some connection to extraterrestrial life. Odd/unusual energy, best used by those drawn to them. Some believe that since Meteorites are in tune with the energies of the cosmos and therefore more capable of raising our energies to a universal level. Others believe that that since they have no connection to Earth, Meteorites can in no way influence our lives. Perhaps a reasonable way to approach this stone is to try and tune into its energy on an intuitive level and decide whether or not it would play a good role in your life. (This is a good rule for all stones or gems of the Earth as well).

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Gemstone of the Day for July 26th is Simpsonite

Gemstone of the Day

Simpsonite

      
                                                     
Simpsonite is named after Edward Sydney Simpson (1875-1939), government mineralogist and
analyst of Western Australia.

Hardness: 7 – 71/2               
Specific Gravity:                   
Chemistry: Al4(Ta,Nb)3O13(OH,F) 
Class: Oxides                     
Crystallography: Trigonal                    
Cleavage: none
Fracture: vitreous                  
Streak: white                               
Luster: adamantine, dull


Healing: Simpsonite is used to treat the lymph glands. It is also used to enhance resistance to infections and the flu. 

Magical Workings: When worn, Simpsonite is a stone of charm, kindness and positive happenings. Simpsonite is associated with the asrological sign of libra and vibrates to the number 4.

Chakra Applications: Simpsonite is used to activate all of the chakras. It is particulary used to stimulate the Crown chakra and to cleanse the aura.

Foot Notes: Simpsonite is found as an accessory mineral in some tantalum-rich granite pegmatites. It is found in a few locations around the world, notably in the Onca and Paraiba mines of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil and at Tabba Tabba, Western Australia.
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Crystal of the Day for July 23 is Xonotlite

Crystal of the Day

  Xonotlite

 
                              Xonotlite is named for its occurrence in Tetela de Xonotla, Puebla, Mexico.

Hardness: 6.5              
Specific Gravity:             
Chemistry: Ca6Si6O17(OH)2, Calcium Silicate Hydroxide
Class: Silicates           
Crystallography: Monoclinic                     
Cleavage: good
Fracture: tough                    
Streak: white                         
Luster: vitreous to silky        


Healing: Xonotlite is used to treat tumors, growths and intestinal issues. It is used to keep cholesterol levels within balance. Xonotlite is als used to treat issues related to vericose veins.

Workings: Xonotlite is said to create an atmosphere of unconditional love. It is a good stone to carry by those in the artistic fields as it enhances creative abilities.
Xonotlite is associated with the astrological sign of Leo and vibrates to the Master Number 44.

Chakra applications: Xonotlite is associated with the Sacral chakra. An elixir from this stone is used to enhance sexual abilities.

Foot Notes: Xonotlite crystallizes in the monoclinic – prismatic crystal system with typically an acicular crystal form or habit. It occurs as veins in serpentinite and contact metamorphism aureoles.

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Crystal of the Day for July 19th is Benitoite

Crystal of the Day

 

Benitoite

Benitoite is named for its occurrence near the headwaters of the San Benito River in San Benito County, California.


Hardness: 6 – 6.5        
Specific Gravity: 3.6        
Chemistry: BaTiSi3O9, Barium Titanium Silicate                
Class: Silicates                
Crystallography: Hexagonal; bar 6 m 2           
Cleavage: poor       
Fracture: irregular                     
Streak: white                    
Luster: vitreous


Healing: Benitoite is used to treat disorders of the blood and to ameliorate excessive bleeding. It is also used to expedite the healing process.

Workings: Benitoite is used for astral traveling and connecting with other-world beings. Benitoit is worn to enhance feelings of emotional sensitivity, empathy and understanding. It aids in instances of telepathy. Benitoite is used to help one overcome one’s fear of water. 
Benitoite is associated with the astrological sign of Virgo and vibrates to the number 9.

Chakra Applications: Benitoite is associated with all of the chakras.

Foot Notes: Benitoite is a rare blue barium titanium silicate mineral, found in hydrothermally altered serpentinite. Benitoite is thought to have been derived during a phase of low temperature and high-pressure metamorphism which relates to a blueschist metamorphic facies. The elements that comprise benitoite are thought to have been mobilized from the host rock and deposited in a late stage cooling of hydrothermal fluids in veins fracturing the wall rock of serpentine.
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Crystal of the Day for July 16th is Alexandrite

Crystal of the Day

   Alexandrite

Hardness: 8.5                    
Specific gravity:    3.68 – 3.75         
Chemistry: Beryllium Aluminum Oxide, BeAl2 O4                    
Class: oxides              
Crystallography: orthorhombic               
Cleavage: good in one direction, imperfect in another       
Fracture: conchoidal, brittle                           
Streak: White                                    
Luster: vitreous to greasy


Healings: Alexandrite is used to align and center the three states of our being (mental, emotional and etheric bodies) thus creating a more harmonious state of being. It is also used to re-enforce ones self-esteem. It has been used to address ailments of the nervous system as well as complaints of the testicles, pancreas and spleen. it is thought to be excellent for tissue regeneration.

Workings: Orientals use Alexandrite to bring Good Fortune. Alexandrite can be used to enhance love spells.
Alexandrite is associated with the astrologicals sign of both Scorpio and Virgo. It vibrates to the number 5.

Chakra Applications: Alexandrite is applied to the Heart, Third-Eye, and Base chakras. This is done to enhance astral travel and to generate past life regression.

Foot Notes: Alexandrite is named for the former czar of Russia, Alexander II, and was first discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia, allegedly on the day of his birth. Chromium gives alexandrite its color and while, in most minerals, a trace element like chromium would provide only one color to the mineral, in alexandrite it gives it two. Alexandrite  occurs in granite pegmatite’s and mica schist’s. Alexandrite is found in Brazil, Madagascar, Myanmar, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and New Mexico USA.
Alexandrite is the birthstone for the month of June. Alexandrite is also the anniversary gemstone for the 45th and 55th year of marriage.
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Crystal of the Day for July 15th is Opal

Crystal of the Day

Opal

 
(Color: White, colorless, light yellow or red, or gray)

Hardness: 6                            
Specific Gravity: 2                        
Chemistry: SiO2∙n(H2O)       
Class: Silicates                
Crystallography: Amorphous                       
Cleavage: None                
Fracture: Conchoidal                        
Streak: White                               
Luster: Vitreous – pearly

Healing: Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances the imagination and creativity as well. It helps one release inhibitions and enhances the memory. Opal is said to be helpful for eyesight and Parkinson’s disease. Fire opals (ranging from orange to red) have also been associated with improving circulation. Green opals help give an energy boost.

Workings: Opal is also said to be a very spiritual stone, and can help one be “invisible” in situations where they don’t care to be noticed. It has been known to bring happy dreams, and also to ease the process of change. Opals are also helpful for enhancing dreamwork or assisting spiritual journeys.
Opal can be a very creative stone, especially for writers and those who need to get their thoughts down on paper.
Fire Opal is said to be energizing, giving strength and endurance in stressful times. It is also a great meditation stone.

Chakra Applications: Blue opals can help open up the third eye, soothe the throat chakra, and encourage telepathic communications. Pink opals address emotional issues, offering nourishment and support to the heart chakra.

Foot Notes: Opal is a gemstone and the birthstone for October. Opals can form anywhere but are mostly found in places where there are hot springs. Opal color depends on how pure the stone is.  Most stones look white but have an iridescent shining of other colors, too.  If they show colors, they are called precious opals.
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Gemstone of the Day for July 14th is Tenorite

Gemstone of the Day

 

Tenorite

 
                                                                              
Tenorite was named for the Italian botanist Michele Tenore (1780-1861 CE) Professor of Botany, University of Naples.

Hardness: 3.5                     
Specific Gravity: 6.5                    
Chemistry: CuO
Class: Oxides                             
Crystallography: Monoclinic                         
Cleavage: none
Fracture: conchoidal                      
Streak: black                        
Luster: metallic


Healing: Tenorite is used to treat the spleen. It is also used to enhance the release of endorphins. Tenorite is used to assimilate zinc within the body and to ameliorate hair loss.

Magical Workings: Tenorite is used to stimulate the healing energies of the earth. It is a very calming stone. And as such is very useful in group endeavors. It is also said to help with relationships on the physical plane.
Tenorite is associated with the astrological sign  of Capricorn and vibrates to the number 7.

Chakra Applications: Tenorite is used to stimulate and ground the Base chakra.

Foot Notes: Tenorite occurs in the weathered or oxidized zone associated with deeper primary copper sulfide ore bodies. It is an ore of copper and cupric oxide. Melaconite, the massive variety, is common as earthy deposits in the oxidized zone of copper lodes.
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Crystal of the Day for July 11th is Tarbuttite

Crystal of the Day

Tarbuttite

 
 

Tarbuttite is named after Percy Coventry Tarbutt, a Director of the Broken Hill Exploration Company who collected some of the first specimens at Broken Hill (now Kabwe), Zambia.

Hardness: 3.5          
Specific Gravity: 4.2   
Chemistry: Zn2(PO4)(OH) Zinc Phosphate Hydroxide
Class: Phosphates                  
Crystallography: Triclinic                      
Cleavage: perfect in one direction
Fracture: brittle, uneven                               
Streak: white                        
Luster: vitreous, pearly


Healing: Tarbuttite is used to draw out infections. It is also used to treat zinc deficiencies and to develop proper bone structure.

Magical Workings: Tarbuttite is utilized in automatic writing and for enhancing ones ESP abilities.
Tarbuttite is associated with the astrological sign of Cancer and vibrates to the number of 2.

Chakra Applications: Tarbuttite is associated with the Third Eye chakra. 

Foot Notes: Tarbuttite is found in the oxidized zone of zinc deposits which has been subjected to phosphate rich solutions.
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