Gemstone of the Day for September 25th is Flint

Gemstone of the Day


(Color: Dark brown to black siliceous nodules, usually found in chalk)

Hardness: 7                        
Specific Gravity: 2.65                           
Chemistry: SiO2 silicon oxide                          
Class: Silicates                                
Crystallography: none                                        
Cleavage: None                                  
Fracture: Conchoidal                
Streak: colorless or greenish                              
Luster: Waxy, dull

Healing: Useful when severing emotional ties. Used in the treatment of kidney stones, skin lesions, lung disorders and indigestion.

Workings: Flint is also known as Elf Shot, Thunderstone and Faery Shot. It is used to keep faeries away. Flint is also used as a protection amulet. Its energy is projective. It is ruled by the planet Mars and its element is Fire. Use in protection and healing spells. Astrological sign is Scorpio. Vibrates to the number 7.

Chakra Applications: Use in connection with the Third Eye Chakra, especially during thought transfers.

Foot Notes: Flint is a granular cryptocrystalline variety of quartz, typically dark in color. It is a form of silica more opaque than chalcedony  Flint is found in many localities throughout the world. Flint and chert nodules occur typically in limestone and chalk.

Author: Crick
Website: The Whispering Woods