No announcement yet.

Lightdragon's Crystal/Stone Info Thread

This is a sticky topic.
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Re: Wolfsong's Quartz formations & Properties.

    Quartz Purity: Purity was in large part based on the clarity of the quartz, fractures within as well as inclusions. Inclusions played a big role and varied greatly. Today Quartz from Madagascar is used frequently in eastern techniques. This is in large part due to the wonderful included Quartz coming from there which lends itself perfectly to these styles of work.

    Feng Shui: This is the Chinese art of building using the natural energies of the earth to enhance the living environ. A similar system is also used in India and Japan. The first step of this is to seek out natural earth energies which lend themselves to enhancing human habitats. It is believed rivers, valleys, mountains and all other land formations play a part, both positively and negatively, in the way energies interact with human habitats. Once building is complete natural objects such as quartz can be used to farther enhance these energies.
    Feng Shui is a study unto itself and Quartz used in conjunction with this system can lead to amazing harmonizing energies within your living and working environs.

    Reiki: Reiki is the Japanese art of using pressure points to treat stress and help the body to relax which in turn promotes healing. Similar techniques are used throughout eastern countries. The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words, Rei which means "God's Wisdom or Higher Power" and Ki which means "Life Force Energy". It teaches us that all life is infused with energy and it is when this energy is low that the body is more likely to feel stress which in turn may lead to sickness. More and more today people are adding the energies of Quartz to this healing technique. Specific crystals' frequencies are used to enhance these energy flows. Although some feel that the addition of Quartz in this technique is a modern development there are hints of it in the past.

    Chakras: Chakra work and Reiki go hand in hand and some treat the two systems as one. They do however have different origins so I will address them seperately here.
    Work with Chakras has evolved tremendously in the last 40 years. Today there are more systems than than one can ever hope to learn and some differ drastically. Even the number of Chakras vary but most systems deal with seven primary Chakras while acknowledging secondary Chakras. This, like both of the systems mentioned above, is a study unto itself but like the systems mentioned above this one as well can be supplimented with the use of Quartz to enhance energy flow. Using Quartz in this system is not new and other minerals may be used as well. Once again the use of Quartz vibrations are used to enhance energy flow.

    The one commonality in the above three systems is the use of specific vibrations in Quartz to assist in the flow of specific energies within the human body as well as the environs in which we work and live.

    Tibetan Quartz Singing Bowls: These bowls are designed to vibrate at specific frequencies which in turn create specific sound waves to assist in meditation, astral travel and healing. Sound, for healing and meditation, has been used for thousands of years in the far east and its techniques are still practiced today with amazing success.

    Tibetan Singing Crystals: These are Quartz crystals which, when lightly tapped together, create a vibration which in turn creates a sound wave which has a calming/harmonizing effect on people which in turn stimulates meditation and healing. There is a picture of two of these in a prior post in this thread.

    Although I do use Quartz from the above cultures in my work and do incorporate these vibrations into my work as well I do not know enough about any of the above systems to go more deeply into them. The exception would be Feng Shui which in one form or another is used by cultures world-wide. The above information, like most information given in this thread, is here to hopefully awaken an inner guide within you. If this is the case I encourage you to seek out and delve deeper into these paths

    - - - Updated - - -- - - Updated - - -

    Cut, Tumbled, Polished and/or Treated Quartz

    Tumbled Quartz: The oceans, lakes and rivers where the first tumblers of stones and no doubt influenced our ancesters' view of the mineral world around them. Rounded stones and stones with holes in them have caught the human eye since the beginning.
    Today we have tumblers which do in weeks what it takes mother earth thousands of years to do. Tumbling stones has become a hobby for young and old alike and tumbled stones are used throughout the metaphysical community for everything from divination to healing and everything in between.
    Tumbled Quartz, for the most part, comes from rock quartz which has been broken down to a certain size and then tumbled. The process usually takes about one month to complete with the Quartz going through three to four stages of tumbling using a finer grit each time to progressively round and smooth out the Quartz.
    Tumbled Quartz carries all the energies attributed to that specific type of Quartz. (clear quartz, rose quartz, amethyst, smokey quartz, citrine and many other varieties of quartz, including included quartz, can be found tumbled). Tumbled Quartz, or any tumbled stone for that matter, is thought of by many to be more convenient to carry around and makes the perfect "pocket stone" seeing that its smooth rounded shape is not as abrasive on cloths, skin, or anything it may come into contact with during one's daily routines. Its size as well lends itself to be easily carried.
    Although tumbled Quartz does carry the same energies as its natural counterpart the energies of tumbled Quartz, and natural rock Quartz alike, are thought by many to be more defused compared to a crystal's more focused and concentrated energies. This makes them ideally suited for emotional work as well as surrounding oneself with a desired energy which, again, lends itself perfectly to the pocket stone concept. Crystals on the other hand are more suited to direct work on a specific issue at a set period of time. Crystals can however be used in the same ways as tumbled Quartz is used whereas tumbled Quartz does not lend itself easily to the type of work mentioned above for crystals.

    Quartz Cabochons: This is a type of Quartz which has been cut, ground and polished to a shape which lends itself to be mounted in some sort of frame and then used as jewelry. The same information given above for tumbled Quartz holds true for cabochons as well. Cabochons are ideally suited for people who have felt a natural long term attraction to a certain mineral which one wishes to carry with them at all times. Birthstones, charm braclets, and family stone bracelets all come to mind. This same concept when implimented using a metaphysical mindset is used by many to create powerful tools.

    Cut & Polished Points and Wands: These crystals are highly prized by some on frowned on by others. To understand these mindsets one must understand the process taking place when they are made. These points and wands are created at times from rock Quartz and at times from Quartz crystals. To know from which a particular point or wand was created goes a long way in revealing its energies. Simply put all Quartz grows and as it does it creates a crystaline structure which influences its energy patterns in regards to all aspects of frequency. When rock Quartz is cut commercially into points and/or wands the crystaline structure does not come into play. This will at times mean that even though the crystaline structure of it may run horizontally the point or wand shape may well be cut vertically. The odds of the cut and the structure matching is very slim and as such the point or wand becomes very difficult, if not impossible, to use when trying to direct energies.
    At other times points and wands are cut from crystals which are highly damaged or in cases where the manufacturer wants to highlight interior structures within the crystal if the crystal is unusually cloudy or again, excessively damaged. These polished points or wands often highlight amazing phantoms and/or inclusions. In the vast magority of cases these crystals exhibit the same energies as other crystals of thier kind.
    If one is able to determine from which source the point or wand was manufactured one can easily determine for what uses that particular point or wand is best suited. Both have thier places within the metaphysical community if one takes the time to study thier energies and apply them correctly. An obvious example of this would be Rose Quartz obolisks, points and wands. Rose Quartz cut into these forms comes from massive Rose Quartz (massive referring to its structure having formed into a mass and not into a crystal structure). These manufactured formations, when used properly, can add to an environment's energy in a very constructive way. They also lend themselves well to emotional work and some find them very useful for working with the chakras.
    Before starting any work with these formations take the time to aquaint yourself with its energies and find out as much as you can about its manufacturing process. If this is done these manufactured formations can become trusted helpers in your work.

    Heat Treated Amethyst (Citrine): Natural Citrine gets its coloration due to small amounts of Iron impurities within the crystal structure (approximately 40 parts per million). The difference between Citrine and Amethyst is only the state at which the Iron impurities within the Quartz exist. If one subjects Amethyst to heat it will reduce the oxidation state of the Iron impurities thereby changing the coloration from purple (Amethyst) to a yellow reddish-orange (Citrine) all the way to green or colorless depending on the original oxidation state as well as the amount and duration of the heat applied. The process can also be reversed by irradiation. The heating process explained above can take place both naturally and synthetically. Once the process has taken place it cannot be determined if it was achieved through a natural or synthetic process.
    Synthetic Citrine contains all the properties of natural Citrine. Some will argue however that synthetic Citrine's energies are much more unstable to work with and not as clearly defined. Some feel this can be addressed by spending time to program the Citrine as well as helping the energies stablize themselves. Others feel that the energies of natural Citrine are more refined, purified and harmonized due to the millions of years it took to create. Although opinions differ most agree that with the rarity of natural Citrine, synthetic Citrine is a good substitute if the natural material is not available. Most also agree that although the synthetic product is readily available, investing in a natural Citrine specimen is well worth it if one becomes available.

    Aura Quartz: This type of Quartz can be divided into several types including Aqua Aura (gold and quartz), Aurora (titanium and quartz), Opal Aura (platinum and quartz), Colalt Aura (cobalt and quartz) and others. In all cases molecules of one mineral are fused on to Quartz using an electrical charge to permanently fuse the two together. Since only electricity is used very little if any heat is produced thus maintaining the integrity of the Quartz. In all cases the Quartz takes on the properties of the molecules which have been fused to it as well as maintaining its own properties. For some this process forms very powerful tools for thier work. Others feel, much like in the case of synthetic Citrine, that altering Quartz in this manner makes its energies unstable and clouded at times. As with synthetic Citrine most however feel that if natural combinations of the above are not available and if proper proceedures are followed to stablize and harmonize the energies this process makes for suitable alternatives which are much more readily available.

    Massive Quartz

    This type of Quartz normaly forms as Quartz veins with no crystal structuring visible to the naked eye. This type of Quartz is most often used for tumbling. Massive Quartz finds its form in all varieties of Quartz and may also be included with any other type of mineral. As such the properties listed for each of the different types of Quartz apply to massive Quartz as well.
    This type of Quartz lends itself best for working with emotions as well as for helping to create certain energies for living and working environments. They are especially well suited for Aura and Chakra work. It tends to help create a harmonizing atmosphere as its energies are a lot more subtle that Quartz crystals.

    I have found that when using these stones in the same manner as the Japanese use Suiseki the energies they create are unmatched by any other Quartz or mineral if the energies are properly matched.

    Suiseki means sui - water, seki - stone and is the art of using naturally shaped stones to enhance the energies of particular environs. These saught after energies may differ from area to area depending on the function of a particular area. Suiseki may be classified by one or a combination of the following: shape, place of origin, surface patterns, texture or color. Three more basic groupings would be object stones (stones which look like man-made objects or resemble animals, humans, birds or fish), pattern stones (stones with distinctive patterns, textures, coloration or mineral inclusions) or Scenic stones (stones resembling mountains, caves, islands or other natural topography).

    Massive Quartz which can be looked at from the above perspective and its energies applied using the art of Suiseki are truely one of nature's most profound energies to work with. Having just one such piece in your home can have a truely harmonizing effect for everyone within it.

    Massive Quartz, either natural or tumbled, arranged and crafted in a way to create a fountain for your home can as well have a great harmonizing effect. The combination of both Quartz and water may create a very peaceful atmosphere. Add to this the sound of flowing water and any environ's energies will be enhanced.

    Massive Quartz of any type truely is a gift from nature. Not confined to a crystalized structure its subtle energies flow freely from it in all directions ready to enhance the aura of any being or the energy of any environ.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Faden Quartz: These are crystals which contain a clearly visible milky line within. They normally occur within tabby crystals but do on rare occasions appear in normal crystals.

    They assist one in astral travel or dream work as well as help provide physical, mental and emotional stability. They promote flexibility and can also assist one in finding a partner on the physical plane. It is believed that the line represents growth and can assist in helping one activate or start new growth within themselves or within others. They tell us that growth can happen in any direction and one need not follow what others consider to be the practical avenue. They are ideally suited for past life regression work as well as work involving looking into the future.

    Chakra: All

    Fenster Quartz: "Fenster" is German for window and this type of quartz contains "windows" into the crystal. These are areas where the crystal seems to have stopped forming creating a cavity "window" in one or more faces or at times on the shaft.

    These crystals are ideal for meditation, dream-work, spirit journeys, astral travel, past life regression work, and out of body travel in any form. A fenster crystal teaches us that time is no linear. Past, present and future all exist in the now. These crystals open windows for us to seek out knowledge from any time or dimension. These truely are powerful tools for anyone who practices journeying in any form.

    Chakra: All

    Scanner Crystal: These crystals have one or more flat sides and they truely live up to thier name of scanner.

    These crystals when properly worked with are wonderful healing tools. They allow one to scan the body to seek out what is wrong. They then store the information for later retrieval. Thier flat point allows for amazing vibrational healing to take place when used to project healing energies. These crystals are also considered to be female whereas pointed crystals are considered to be male.

    Chakra: All

    Amethyst Flowers: Originally these were crystals which grew in a radiating patter laying almost flat to create a flower pattern. Later some called slices of Amethyst geodes with a cavity in the middle and crystals encircling the cavity flowers as well. Today, most Amethyst formations resembling a flower go by this name. Pictured below is an original Amethyst flower and it is the properties of this formation which I will address here.

    Along with all the properties of Amethyst this formation truely is a stone of love, healing and blessings. It aids one in forgiveness of both oneself and others and is also used to discover one's life purpose. This is a wonderful formation to use in harmonizing one's chakras and bringing peace to every level of consciousness. Earth meditations are greatly enhanced when using this formation as is any work involving restoring peace to any living being.

    Chakra: All
    Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Dragons, For You Are Crunchy And Good With Kethup.


      Re: Wolfsong's Quartz formations & Properties.

      Fairy Clusters: These are Quartz clusters comprised of very fine, delicate, bright crystals.

      The closeness of these crystals creates an energy which assists one in understanding others when working with them closely or when one shares living space with others. It teaches us understanding. This is a great cluster to have at work if your work space is confined with little or no space and/or no windows. They help create a harmonizing atmosphere under all of these conditions as well as within large families. Due to thier small and delicate structure the energies emitted are delicate and refined creating a "fairy" energy. When used with chakras these crystals cleanse and dissipate unwanted energies.

      Chakra: All

      Citrine: Citrine ranges in color from golden yellow to amber, to reddish brown.

      It has been called the "merchant's stone" because it is said to increase and maintain wealth. It helps one overcome emotional problems and helps to cleanse the aura. It helps create solid relationships both on the personal and professional level. It is one of few stones which can hold no negative energies and for that reason never needs cleansing. It helps to stimulate endurance and focus and dispells anger. It also helps overcome intellectual problems. Citrine stimulates the crown chakra and activates, opens and energizes the naval and solare plexus chakras.

      Cathedral Lightbrary: This citrine cluster also has the formation of a cathedral which means a main point surrounded by smaller, upright castling terminations as well as lightbrary which means the crystals shows "gateways" which allow you inside.

      These crystals are said to carry the sacred Akashic records in the "language of Light". They are energy conduits for communication with the universe and allow us through thier doorways to access this universal wisdom. They are the crystals of evolution. They help us understand depression, anxiety and teach us patience and trust. They are bringers of abundance, prosperity and good luck.

      Kundalini Quartz: Citrine from the Congo is sometimes referred to as Kundalini Quartz. It is said to activate the Kundalini energy upwards in a snake like or DNA Helix like pattern. Working from the base chakra it rises to the 8 chakra above the crown. It opens and then helps one to move forward from any previously blocked chakras.

      The piece pictured below is from the Congo.

      Chakra: All

      Lodolite (Garden/Scenic) Quartz: This is a type of quartz which contains inclusions of many possible types and colors creating the look of gardens, landscapes or watery scenes.

      These crystals enhance communication with different realms and hieghten one's spiritual energies. It is also commonly used to bring the proper energies into play to help bring into effect the manifestations of one's desires. It brings love, peace and gentleness into one's life. It is primarily used with the crown chakra.

      Chakra: Throat, Heart, Sacral, Solar Plexus

      Angel Quartz: White, pink and/or light red amphibole, limonite, kaolinite and/or hematite inclusions are what gave this Quartz its name.

      These crystals are rare and considered to be "stones of power". They bring the strength, virtility and exuberance of youth into one's life as well as tranquility and emotional clarity. This crystal is all about bringing peace, grounding and harmony into your life so that your energies are always at thier peek when needed. The one pictured below has a beautiful white phantom and is filled with calming pastel colors.

      Chakra: Crown, Third Eye

      Anthraxolite Quartz: These are unique cystals which contain decomposed organic matter (carbon).

      Although not widely used they do provide us with unique energies. These crystals are wonderful tools for past life regression. Along with this they remind us that death is not the end but only a transition. They help with easing the pain of loss when one looses a close friend or family member. For healing these make great tools for any blood disorders.

      Chakra: Base, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart

      Curved Crystals: These are crystals with bends in them. At times they can be very pronounced and at times they are subtle.

      Some feel this curve is caused by uneven energy streams within the crystal during its growth causing one side to grow faster than the other. This curving provides for the aligning of all bodies of existance both singularly as well as with one another. This is an extremely powerful healing tool allowing one to balance energy flows throughout the body to establish a healthy and balanced system. This extends to the meridians and nervous system as well. This crystal teaches us that anything is possible if one doesnt limit oneself to what is "accepted" and is willing to explore and venture down paths not commonly travelled by others. It is within these boundry areas and these forks in the road where true insight and wisdom can be found if one is willing to explore beyond what is commonly accepted.

      Chakra: All

      I've heard of Gwindel Quartz as well. Its absolutely beautiful but, like you, I have never worked with it or even seen a piece up close. I have seen pictures on the web though. One person I know who has a piece says its abilities are the same as curved quartz which makes sense. Alpine quartz however does seem to have some unique qualities.

      Girasol Quartz: Girasol Quartz has a vitreous translucency which looks like light passing through a thin veil.

      This is a stone of gentle yet powerful energies considered to be a feminine lunar energy. It can enhance and mirror feelings which makes it ideal for visualization, dreamwork, or any spirit journeys. Girasol enhances all aspects of creativity as well as communication skills including helping one express thoughts which you have been holding back. It allows on to look at things and gain clarity in regards to situations thereby allowing us to make wise choices. If carved into a ball shape or even if using a large natural chunk this makes for a great scrying tool. For healing it is helpful for metabolic disorders and fatigue.

      Chakra: Crown, Thid Eye, Heart

      Lemurian Seed Crystals: These crystals are recognized by the horizontal markings on one or more sides and/or faces of the crystal which usually leads to a tapering of the crystal.

      These are crystals for opening the heart. They assist in putting one in touch with the purity of innocent emotions and to enhance intuitive gifts. They are used to remove energy blockages as well as to help circulation of energies. Used for communication to gain access to universal truths as well as wisdom from higher beings these crystals help in meditation and dreamwork.

      The one pictured below comes from the original pocket found and has the pink hue. It is also accompanied by a small Lemurian remote meaning the main crystal is a hub. The markings on the side are referred to as feather keys. These are places where other Lemurian Seed Crystals grew and came into contact with the Crystal.

      Chakra: All

      Lithium Quartz: This has become one of the most talked about included Quartz in recent times. It has a very high healing and balancing energy and is said to be self-clearing and self-cleansing. Lithium Quartz is a heart healing crystal which is said to help relieve stress, anxiety, and tension while binging balance, calmness, and peace. Excellent for children, and adults alike, to use at the end of the day in order to become calm and centered before dreamtime. It works in a gentle yet powerfully methodical way which does not cause discomfort due to sudden change. Along with being a great meditative tool it is also said to purify water. A crystal of release, it allows us to let go of a desired outcome when it is clear it wont manifest. This is one of the best crystals for dealing with mental or emotional disorders. Lithium is capable of activiating and balancing all chakras and is useful for working with individual chakras as well. This crystal's true abilities shine through over the long term and as such, in most cases, is not a stone of instant results but is instead a partner in one's life.

      The piece pictured below is larger and as such I use it as a hub. I have a smaller single crystal which I carry with me as needed which is constantly linked to the larger hub. The hub holds a place beside my bed at all times allowing it to be in touch with my emotional and spiritual bodies. When needed, when I travel, the remote creates a link to the hub and the two together work constantly to keep certain aspects of myself in balance.

      Chakra: Thrid Eye, Throat, Heart

      Lightning Quartz: Lightning Quartz is Quartz which has been struck by lightning as some point during its growth. These can be identified by unique irregular zigzag markings on the crystal caused by the the heat as well as impact of the lightening strike. At times the strike is concentrated enough to actually chip off part of the crystal. These markings should not be confused with etching on crystals. Encountering a crystal which has been struck by lightning is very rare.

      These crystals are considered grand formations and as such can be used to overcome any form of drastic change or trama which may occur in one's life. It is excellent for people who wish to modify or change thier life's path by supplying energy to cut through or break down barriers. Lightning Quartz is amoung the best stones for instilling "burst" energy into any work one needs to accomplish. This is a crystal for action in the here and now by supplying an energy that is focused and concentrated. This is by no means a subtle energy and care needs to be taken when working with it. Although its uses are limited due to its energies it is one crystal no one should be without. Many search for years before finding one.

      Chakra: All

      Quartz Arrangements and Placements:

      When most people talk about Quartz, or any mineral for that matter, within a metaphysical context in western culture most of the emphysis is placed on working with these tools in a "direct" way at "specific" times. What I would like to touch on here is allowing Quartz, or any mineral, to work with you indirectly or subliminally at all times. This can be broken down into several groups as outlined below.

      Jewelry: Any Quartz which is specifically included into a ring, earring, lecklace, or bracelet to assist in one's life on any level. This is probably the most common method of allowing the Quartz's energy to influence your life on a daily basis. Its simple and straight forward and as such not much needs to be said. One suggestion would be to make the specific piece of jewelry yourself using ritual as you do so to instill into the jewelry the energies you are specifically looking for. If this isnt possible or if the piece you would like is too complicated many people I know have searched out specific cut stones and then taken them to a jeweler to have them mounted into a specific setting which may be enhanced with etching or anything one can possibly imagine. After the jewelry is complete it's always a good idea to cleanse it before wearing it.

      Pocket Crystals: This can be any crystal or combination of crystals one wishes to carry on him/herself at any given time for whatever reason. These are usually small crystals or tumbled Quartz which easily fit into one's pocket. The convinience of this method is ideal for those people who are constantly on the go and the flexibility allows one to change what one carries on a day to day basis depending on what energies one wants accompying them at that particular time.

      Medicine Pouches: In this case one creates a small pouch which may be carried around the neck, around the waste or anywhere on the body. The size and shape will vary depending on the individual. They can be made from any material ranging from cotton to felt to leather. These pouches allow one to easily carry with them what they feel thier body needs for that day, week, month or year(s). Many carry small personal totems, some of which may be Quartz, in thier pouches at all times and then add or take away other items as needed. Items can include anything one feels will help on their path including but not limited to crystals, feathers, bones, stones, and herbs. These truely become one's medicine pouch on several levels of consciousness.

      Staves: I personally have a walking stick which travels with me most of the time when I travel. It is more of a fuctional thing than a spiritual thing as it assists in long hikes in more than one way. I do however incorporate items into it which I collect on my journeys. Some of these items are Quartz. These items are indead added on a spiritual level and are placed there for thier specific metaphysical properties which in most cases reflect nature and enhance my strength, confidence, morality and understanding.

      Individual Formations Around the Home or at Work: This is an area which I dont think we in western society take enough advantage of. Throughout the world people have used Quartz and other materials to enhance one's environ. With Quartz this is as simple as taking a piece of Quartz and placing it in a particular environment to help enhance the energies within that area. Examples would be using a grounding Quartz formation in a room which needs grounding energies. A calming/relaxing Quartz energy in a room needing those energies. A Crystal which promotes teamwork, co-operation and intellectual thinking in your workplace and so on. Crystals and stones have been used in this way for thousands of years around the world and with good reason... they work! The Quartz need not be physically big. The energies they possess just need to be capable of enhancing the environment around them.

      Fountains: Fountains which contain Quartz or are entirely made of Quartz create amazing energies within any environ. The combination of water and Quartz enhance one-another leaving any environment with peaceful grounding energies. Anyone who has ever been in a room with a Quartz fountain in it can attest to this. Although not commonly found for sale they are easy enough to make. Fountain comonents are readily available on the internet as well as most hobby stores.
      Quartz Gardens: I'll be summing up several ideas in this segment. The idea behind a Quartz garden is any arrangement of quartz in a given area. By using different types of Quartz placed in different combinations and in different areas one can effectively enhance the energy patterns of any given area. Formations are only limited to one's imagination and are endless. A few ideas to help you get started would be:

      Gardens: random formations left to the individual arranged mostly for the appearence of the Quartz/stones but taking into account the energy combinations from the individual specimens.

      Spiritual: Arrangements layed out to represent one's spiritual beliefs. This unto itself could be a massive topic but I feel that as with all spirituality its practice should be left to the individual as how to best express it. Here I will just mention some basic arrangements. Cross, Celtic Cross, Fairy Cross, mandela, pentagram, sun. moon, god, goddess, medicine wheel... you get the idea. Quartz or any stone arranged in such personal ways creates unique harmonizing energies which for some enhance the home in ways nothing else can.

      Environmental: These would be arrangements layed out with the environment in mind to bring that energy into your environ. These arrangements can help bring nature's energies into your home. They should never be underestimated. It is a very simple way for one to never loose touch with nature's energies which most of humanity is in danger of doing more times than not.

      Quartz Alters: Like the Quartz garden idea this one as well is a very personal endevour. As such I will only say that using Quartz as your alter or part of your alter enhances all spiritual/ritual work.

      Arranging Quartz really is a personal thing and could be a book in itself. As said above however, with it being so personal it is much better to leave it to the individual's imagination than give exacting directions for creation of a "grand formation". These arrangements, like Native American medicine wheels, should be felt to the individual (tribe) to create. No one individual holds another's truths and as such I leave this aspect of Quartz to your inner self. I encourage you to create your own "garden" in a way that speaks to you. If you do this you cannot go wrong.

      There is much more to be said on this topic of indirect use of Quartz. I will probably add to it as I think more about it

      Tangerine Quartz: This Quartz gets its name from its orange color which comes from a light covering of Hematite. The Hematite covers the surface of the Quartz only and because of this it falls into the catagory of Aura Quartz.

      This is a crystal for the second chakra and as such helps to maintain a healthy yin-yang balance as well as helping to resolve control issues and express creativity. It may enhance one's strength and balance emotions which in turn may help one through trying or stressful times.Tangerine Quartz can enhance evolution of the inner self. It can be helpful for issues concerning reproductive system disorders, lower back pains, weight loss and AIDS.

      Chakra: All

      Originally it was coming out of Brazil.. then they found some in Madagascar and now I'm seeing some coming out of Arkansas as well as Africa. Iron Oxides, in this case hematite, are not that rare world wide so I would imagine these crystals can be found in lots of areas.

      Also, the suggestion/lore about the river turning it this color makes sense seeing that iron-oxides are carried regularly in water as are many other minerals. Iron-oxides however tend to latch on to other objects more easily than most other minerals.

      As people define tangerine quartz more and more it seems that it is no longer limited to a hematite coating on a crystal but has now grown to include other iron-oxides. I know hematite specifically requires just a very light coating to give the orange color whereas other oxides need a thicker coating to give an orange coloration. Brazilian tangerine quartz as well as madagascar tangerine quartz both are light coverings of hematite. I know the stuff coming out of arkansas is a combination of oxides one of which being hematite. The african stuff I am not too sure about but I'm sure hematite is involved in it to some extent.
      Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Dragons, For You Are Crunchy And Good With Kethup.



        Avalonite is another newly discovered stone. This stone is found in the state of Washington,USA.

        It is a form of zoisite and closely related to Thulite. Some of the minerials found in it are feldspar, hornblende, mica, calcium, silica .

        This stone deals with issues with the fear of love. anything that you are afraid of loving this stone will help you overcome it. as well as fear of being wrong or failing in something. Avalonite is useful in calming and aiding meditation and visualization. Also useful in aiding psychic awareness and delving into the mythical past and collective consciousness. It helps with addictions eating problems, alcholism and incest recovery.

        vibrates to a number 9.
        Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Dragons, For You Are Crunchy And Good With Kethup.


          Re: Wolfsong's Quartz formations & Properties.

          Growth Interference Quartz: Although they are found in several places around the world the ones from Russia are unique and these are the ones I address here. These were created when layers of Calcite grew together with Quartz and as time passed the Calcite melted away leaving deep cuts and shaping the Quartz.

          These are the ultimate crystals for times of transition, transformation and change and help to guide us through these in a positive way. They are also guardian crystals and incredible protectors. This being said they are very powerful and need to be used with care and respect. They are by no means passive and if you don't listen or if you use them incorrectly they will let you know in no subtle way. This is a crystal of introspection. Just as winter is a time for peace and searching within. A time, when one listens, the quiet is so deep one can hear one's own heartbeat. A time which is ripe to search inside and tap into your creativeness this crystal allows us to look within and access these deep meditative states. And just as the seasons change to bring forth new life, awakening from meditation with this crystal awakens a new side of yourself. One ready to adapt to the change ahead.

          These crystals really need to be worked with one on one as they truely are unique individuals and have unique things to teach each of us. Working with them is by no means easy but those willing to commit the time and energy find great rewards.

          Chakra: All

          Star Quartz (Hollandite Included): This is a type of Quartz which comes out of Madagascar.

          It helps us in “reaching for the stars” and reminds us that nothing is out of our reach. It teaches us not to get too hung up on the little things in life and to focus more on the big picture and that no matter what happens it is what was meant to happen. It reminds us that we are connected to the stars and in this way helps us connect to them. We are, after-all, all star stuff!

          Chakra: Crown

          Rutilated Quartz: This form of Quartz is included with fibers of Rutile varying in color from black to silver to gold. The specimen pictured below comes from a unique pocket in Brazil where the specimens were extremely clear and most all contained manifestation crystals as well as can be seen.

          Rutile in Quartz helps to intensify the power of the crystal. It affects both the etheric and astral bodies and helps us in discovering the meaning behind the scenes we encounter during out-of-body experiences. It has been described as “the hair of Venus” and strengthens our love. It can be used for stabilizing relationships and helps with growth in all areas of life. It promotes logic and has a calming effect. Keywords for it include power, uplift, energy, connection, protection, vitality.

          Chakra: Third Eye, Throat, Heart

          Prasem (Prazym) Quartz: There are two types of this quartz, one coming out of Russia and the other coming out of Greece. Both are green but with very distinct properties. Here I will discuss the Russian variety as I have yet to work with the ones coming out of Greece.

          This is a type of Quartz which helps us connect to nature. It shows us how fragile she really is and that we must do everything within our power to help preserve it. It shows us that beauty comes from within and that everything has its place and belongs. It teaches us that the ultimate law is nature’s law. This Quartz allows us to “travel” to and “connect” with threatened areas in nature around the world. It helps us in learning about these areas and teaches us what we can do to help.

          Chakra: Base, Sacral

          Black Quartz: This is different from Morion Quartz (which will be discussed later) in the fact that Black Quartz is totally filled with carbon inclusions making to completely black whereas Morion Quartz is a dark Smokey Quartz which gets its colour from being close to natural radiation deposits (more on this later).

          Black Quartz comes out of Italy and is a stone of connection with the past. It is very useful in regression work as well as for working with and discovering ancestors. It is a stone of transition, protection and strength. It assists one well in underworld travels and helps in bringing one back. A great grounding/anchor stone.

          Chakra: Base

          Candle Quartz (variety 2): This is a second type of candle quartz which has all the properties associated with the first. This form comes out of Hallelujah Junction and is recognized by the dark base and the clear tip giving it the look of a candle flame. See Candle Quartz for properties.

          They do have one differing ability which is to bring light to the darkest of moments in one's life and to help guide one out of this darkness.

          Chakra: All

          Chlorite Quartz: As with all Quartz which is included with other minerals the Quartz amplifies the properties of the included mineral(s). In this case Chlorite is one of the best stones for healing purposes. Used in any way its effects are overwhelmingly positive. It can be used to cleanse both the Aura and the Chakras and is a tremendously powerful calming crystal helping to dissipate anger, hostility and frustration. It fills one with Earth energy.

          Chakra: All

          - - - Updated - - -

          The Quartz specimens which will follow will, for the most part, be more obscure or rarer specimens. Although not much is written about many of them they can be some of the most powerful formations available. What is exciting about this is that for the most part you will be starting with a clean slate which allows you to bond with the stone without any preconceived thoughts. This truely is the best way to approach work with any stone but it is somewhat more difficult with all the written information available to us. I will, for the most part, keep my information to the minimum on these specimens. Enough to hopefully strike an interest while at the same time leaving enough room for you to explore them with an open mind.

          Some specimens mentioned earlier would fall within this category as well such as Lightning Strike Quartz, Black Quartz, Beta Quartz, Girasol Quartz and Prasem Quartz.

          Chocolate Window Quartz: This is a new find out of Guandong, China which first appeared on the market about 2 or 3 years ago and is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful and intricate forms of Quartz. It gets its colour from Hematite and seems to grow in unique layers giving it a many faceted windowed appearance.

          They allow us to see illusions and get to the root of problems. The windows open worlds and times to us that are nearly impossible for us to reach in other ways. They are one of the best, if not the best, journeying crystals and as such must be treated with respect. The layers of growth and regrowth teach us that even if we loose our paths to our dreams, with work, we can regain these paths. These are crystals of transmutation and power. For this reason it may be a good idea, when first working with them, to have a strong grounding stone nearby. DO NOT rush your work with these. They truly are ancient spirits and have a tendency of overwhelming us. Their energies are fast and if not controlled can lead to rapid uncontrollable change so work should progress slowly to ensure a pace you are comfortable with. These are crystals for experienced keepers and should not be taken lightly. It will take time to create a bond but I assure you it will be time well spent. Until you are comfortable with this crystal it is recommended to not keep them in your bedroom while you sleep. Its energies are that powerful.

          A note on this Quartz: Chocolate Window Quartz can be very expensive. One thing to look for to keep the price down is to get a specimen which has not been cleaned.On totally cleaned specimens most of these areas have been cleaned revieling the Quartz below. Although time consuming this is easily done and if you are like me you may want to keep some of these white areas intact to keep some of this character of the crystal. You can get uncleaned specimens for as little as half the price of totally cleaned specimens.

          Chakra: All

          Gwindel Quartz: This is a formation of Quartz which typically forms a stack of crystals which also have a twist to them. They are found mainly in the French and Swiss Alps with some coming out of Russia.

          They hold all the properties of Curved Quartz but also make for great journeying stones. Along with this they are great purifiers and allow us to journey easily to the upper realms. Gwindels from the Alps are some of the clearest and cleanest Quartz you can find. This holds true for regular Quartz from the Alps as well.

          Chakra: All

          Master Healed Quartz: These are crystals which at some time have been completely broken and re-healed.

          These truly are master healers and should be treated as such. If you are lucky enough to encounter one of these your healing abilities will reach a new level. Working with these should not be taken lightly and they should only be used with respect and reverence.

          Chakra: All

          Solution Quartz: This is a relatively obscure form of Quartz which was mined for about 15 years from one location which is now closed, the Jeffrey Quarry located in North Little Rock, Arkansas. What makes this Quartz unique is that literally millions of needle crystals were recovered from pockets of gel-like rectorite-filled vugs in fractured Quartz veins. The vast majority of these crystals are small, water clear and complete floaters.

          Many people who have worked with this quartz consider it to be the most powerful healers available. Once a crystal has been programmed with a holder it is felt that the bond which is formed will grow stronger with each use of the crystal. As this connection grows its healing powers grow as well assisting the mind in overcoming disease. The formation is renowned for its holistic healing.

          Chakra: All

          Cross Quartz: The Solution Quartz pictured below also shows a configuration referred to as Cross Quartz. It assists in the removal of unwanted energies and helps us learn from and appreciate the creative forces of nature. It is an excellent stone for those studying spirituality, the arts and science.

          Chakra: Crown, Third Eye
          This really is a unique and special formation.. not only for its rareness but also for its beauty and usefulness.

          Fluorite Included Quartz: These crystals come from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar and were found in 2004. They first appeared for sale in Tucson in 2005. To date it has been a one time find with no more being found since. The Fluorites are blue/purple with mostly an octahedral habit some showing cubic modifications. The crystals themselves are mostly cloudy which makes the Fluorite hard to see at times. . For this reason specimens can be found which are polished which truly show the Fluorite in an incredible light. I prefer working with the natural specimens however. The picture below includes three closeups of the Fluorite inclusions.

          This Quartz holds all the properties of Fluorite and Quartz combined. It represents mental achievement and helps facilitate exploration. It helps one concentrate and helps one see past illusions or deceptions. It brings order to chaos and encourages ideal health as well as emotional and intellectual well-being. It helps with soul retrieval work as well as out-of-body work. It becomes a partner for your spiritual journey and helps in keeping you on the path through meditations.

          Chakra: Crown, Third Eye, Throat, Heart

          Tessin or Tessiner Habit Quartz: Tessin habit resembles a kind of merlin tip but without true faces. All the sides come together in a common termination but the sides and faces blend together imperceptibly giving the appearance of one continuous angle from base to tip. They were originally found in Tessin Switzerland hence the name. Now one can find them coming from all over the world but very nice ones showing interesting castling and some uncommon coatings come out of Romania. The one pictured below is from Switzerland and shows the classic shape.

          These crystals make great keys and can be used to unlock most anything. Often it is the imprints of other times and other crystals which are discovered as well as things hidden deep within the spirit. This being the case they make fantastic journeying crystals. The smokey variety assist in grounding along the way and also supply an anchor for the return journey thus making them a valuable all-around tool for journeying. They assist in delving into all mysteries and opening the doors to find answers to these mysteries.

          Chakra: All

          Ajoite Quartz: Ajoite is one of the rarest minerals to be found on earth. It is mostly found associated with massive Quartz and rarely found included in Quartz Crystals. It is found in very few locations worldwide and included crystals come only from Messina, South Africa.

          Ajoite Quartz produces a melding between the heart and throat charkas which allows us to speak from the heart. It brings peace and joy to our surroundings, circumstances and environment. It brings peace to one’s self regardless of circumstances or surroundings both on body and in mind. It stimulates acceptance and understanding and enhances creativity and communication. Ajoite Quartz can be used to eliminate hostility, anger, prejudice and jealousy. It is really quite difficult to remain hostile when in the presence of this Quartz. It symbolizes the awareness of everything and represents the purity of not only the earth and everything on it but also everything within the universe. This quartz should not need cleansing and can be used to cleanse other stones.

          A note on these crystals: Unfortunately, due to the rarity of this mineral, these crystals are outrageously expensive. The Crystal shown has three very small inclusions which are hard to make out in the picture. It normally shows as a blueish green cloud. Crystals with larger inclusions which are easy to see run into the thousands of dollars for specimens a few inches in size.

          Chakra: All

          Journeying Quartz: This type of quartz shows many glyphs on one or all of its faces, especially the main face, which comprise many patterns including but not limited to landscapes, animals, trees, plants, etc.

          These crystals were used by Native Americans in North, Central and South America for journeying when seeking answers to life questions both for the individual as well as for the community. This was by no means a universal practice amoung Native American tribes but it was practiced by enough to find its way throughout the Americas. This truly is a Shamanic Crystal.

          A note on this formation: Some of the nicest and most intricate specimens come out of the Mt. Ida area of Arkansas. The one below is a good example from this locale. The main face shown in this crystal shows wonderful cloudy mountainous patterns not all of which can be seen.

          Chakra: Third Eye

          Himalayan Golden Enhydro Quartz: These truly are unique crystals which get their name from the golden liquid they contain. This liquid is actually a form of oil which was trapped within the crystals hundreds of thousands if not millions of years ago. The crystals themselves have a Herkimer shape and come from the Indian side of the Himalayas.

          These crystals are as unique as they are rare. The high vibration of their energies can be utilized to help clear, heal and help perfect our emotional bodies. They contain a sustaining energy which helps us overcome stressful situations and also help in clearing our consciousness of fears. It is clear, even in mainstream medicine, that emotional health is inseparable from physical health. This Quartz directly affects our emotional bodies to help clean and heal our physical bodies and as such becomes a very valuable healer. The golden yellow color represents purity and perfection. It also links these crystals to the solar plexus chakra and as such helps to open and active it. Its energies help to smooth extreme energies to make them more manageable and helps in smooth transitions. It encourages spirituality. These crystals are ancient energy keepers and as such help us in gaining wisdom. This is another crystal which rarely, if ever, needs cleansing.

          A note on this crystal: These crystals are extremely rare coming from just a few locations. As such they tend to be expensive. If you are interested in coming across one of these specimens I would suggest that when you find one you buy it as long as the price is reasonable. They are not readily available and are not seen for sale often.

          Chakra: All

          Morion Quartz: Morion Quartz is a dark to black form of Quartz found in several places around the world. What distinguishes it from Black Quartz is that instead of having carbon inclusions it gets its dark color from natural radiation deposits. Through the ages the radiation darkens them but they are not radioactive at all.

          These crystals took large doses of radiation over the years and transmuted it into a protective color. For this reason they are stones of transmutation, protection and grounding. They aid in healing in a unique way. Many of us after a prolonged or severe illness think we will never be as healthy as we were before we were afflicted with it. This stone teaches us that not only can we overcome the illness but we can be stronger and healthier after if we learn from it. This is one of the best stones to carry with you through a healing process. Some consider this to also be a warrior stone. Its energies can be daunting to start but as one learns from it it becomes a valued companion on ones journeys throughout life.

          Chakra: Base

          Super Seven Stone: Also known as Melody’s Stone this type of Quartz is found only in Minas Gerais, Brazil. What makes this stone unique is that it contains the energies of seven formations, Amethyst, Smokey Quartz, Clear Quartz, Rutile, Goethite, Lepidochrosite, and Cacoxenite. Each stone does not need to contain all seven formations but the stones which do are extra special. You can find these mostly as tumbled or cut stones. Natural masses as well as crystals are available with good crystals being the rarest as many show minor damage. The crystal below contains all seven.

          Much has been written about this type of Quartz. Along with containing the energies of all seven formations it is excellent for enhancing all types of psychic abilities. It is also a stone which retains its energy and clarity and never needs cleansing. Super Seven works well in healing both the mind and the body of any diseases and is capable of balancing and energizing all charkas. It is a stone for healing the Earth and allows you to see intellectual and spiritual truths while increasing self-awareness and understanding. On a personal note I find this stone to have a cornucopia effect. It reminds us that, no matter what, our lives are full of riches. It helps us recognize these and teaches us to use these for the utmost fulfillment of our lives. It also teaches us that we are all unique individuals and in our own ways can contribute much to not only make our lives better but also the world around us. Melody’s Stone teaches us that although we do not possess everything not everything is needed to live a fulfilling and happy life.

          A note on these crystals: This stone has recieved a lot of "hype" within the metaphysical community. I was surprised when working with it that most of the connections made by others were not made by me. My learnings from this stone involved what I wrote about the cornucopia effect and everything after that point. Working with this stone will not be for everyone but if you are drawn to it keep an open mind and try not to carry too many impressions about this stone from others into the work. You may be pleasently surprised.

          Chakra: All
          Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Dragons, For You Are Crunchy And Good With Kethup.


            Re: Wolfsong's Quartz formations & Properties.

            Drusy Quartz: Although many associate Drusy Quartz with Spirit Quartz I truly feel this is “limiting” this form of Quartz so as such I think it deserves its own place. Drusy Quartz is classified as any mineral formation which is covered by hundreds if not thousands of tiny Quartz Crystals. This includes Quartz Crystals covered with other Quartz as in Spirit Quartz but it is not limited to this. Drusy Quartz can cover almost any mineral and as such it incorporates these energies into its own.

            These can be some of the most beautiful pieces of Quartz one can find and work with. Along with harmonizing the other mineral’s energies with its own it is also very helpful in energizing the Aura and promoting creativity. It promotes teamwork by making one realize that many can accomplish more than the individual. It teaches us perspective, not only our own but also to be tolerant of others even though we do not agree. And it teaches us that in any healthy relationship it is better to harmonize and work with each individual’s strengths to create a greater whole rather than one trying to smother or control the other.

            Chakra: Crown, Third Eye, Heart

            Dendritic Quartz: This type of Quartz shows “plant-like” mineral growths within the Quartz. Although most often found in mass quartz which is then cut and polished for resale sometimes it can be found within Crystal formations. In either case it is still relatively rare. The specimen pictured below also contains several scepters one of which can be seen towards the lower right edge of the picture.

            Dendritic Quartz facilitates closeness with nature and a connection to the Earth. As such it can be used in all Earth workings and is an excellent stone to bring Earth energies into your environs, both home and work. In both cases it instills a sense of easy and comfort. This can, at times, be the perfect remedy for work tensions when freedom of mind is needed to find solutions. It can help bring awareness to Earth issues and help us remember the fragile beauty nature holds. Dendritic Quartz can also help in “planetary” regression work to help us see and understand different times of the Earth throughout its history and from its perspective.

            Chakra: Throat, Heart, Solar Plexus, Sacral

            Garnets on Quartz: This is a relatively new find out of China. This Quartz is sometimes referred to as "The Stone of Commitment & Devotion". It is known to stimulate both the crown and base chakras thus helping to supply or initiate a free flow of energy throughout the entire body. It transmutes and/or desolves negative energies into possitive energies and promotes mental, physical and emotional stability. Along with this it also helps in enhansing the imagination and creativity, clearing emotional blockages, and setting and achieving goals. Even though these are crystal formations they can be used to both direct energies in a specific direction as well as radiate those same energies in all directions.

            The specimen pictured below is unique in the fact that the quartz is clear. 99% of the specimens one finds these days are dark smokey in color with very few being lighter smokey and next to none being nearly clear.

            Chakra: All

            Sheet Quartz: This type of Quartz is very similar to Tabby Crystals but it is much thinner which gives it the appearence of a sheet of glass. This formation is definately not common. In all the years I have been working with Quartz I have come across 4 pieces including the one pictured below. It is actually much clearer than the picture shows.

            Some consider Sheet Quartz to be the ultimate natural scrying object saying it acts as a window into different worlds. Also used as a regression tool it allows us to access different times. Sheet Quartz is considered a protective crystal acting as a shield to ward off and reflect negativity. This is done in an active way by sending the negativity back to its source so this is by no means a passive crystal. For this reason some care should be taken while working with it. As a grounding crystal it allows us a secure base from which to work and from which to initiate life goals or any other projects. When one feels oneself starting to "stray" off course of our goals or paths this Crystal allows us to regain a firm foothold on the path reminding us of our original goals and objectives. In this way it becomes a great "foundation stone".

            Chakra: Third Eye
            Ametrine: Ametrine is the name given to Quartz which contains both Amethyst as well as Citrine. Although it does occur naturally much of what is on the market is manmade. Natural occurrences of this material are rare and finding it on the market is rarer yet. Pictured below is a natural specimen from Brazil.

            Ametrine possesses all the properties associated with both Amethyst as well as Citrine. Along with this it aids in meditation, relieves tension, disperses negativity and helps to eliminate prejudice. It brings serenity, strength and mental stability and provides balance between all emotional states as well as states of being. It helps in accepting physical change and helps repair DNA/RNA. It is a very quick acting stone making it ideal for healing work, especially when working on self esteem issues.

            Chakra: All

            Red Quartz: This is a fairly common type of Quartz which gets its color, in most cases, from Hematite inclusions or coatings. Being found in many locales also means that properties vary slightly between finds. Look as well varies greatly based on if the Crystal is coated or included as well as the amount of Hematite present and the locale it was found. Below I will discuss Red Quartz which comes from the Orange River in South Africa. This is one of the more common types and seems to share many properties with other Red Quartz from different locations.

            Red Quartz combines the properties of Quartz and Hematite. It can be used to stimulate the first three charkas and to combine these energies. At the same time this Quartz helps ground you and helps one in accepting one’s life path. It helps one think more clearly to make better decisions by reaching a state of emotional clarity. It also helps in self-realization and acceptance. Red Quartz allows one to dissolve and transform negativity into positive energies.

            Chakra: Heart, Solar Plexus, Sacral, Base

            Smokey Amethyst: Found mainly in Brandberg Namibia this is a fairly rare type of Quartz. The Brandberg mountain range is the highest in Namibia and is considered a mystical place. All Quartz from this region holds unique properties but here we will limit our discussion to Smokey Amethyst. Unfortunately, due to demand, the price of Quartz from this location has skyrocketed over the last few years.

            Smokey Amethyst Crystals contain all the properties of both Amethyst and Smokey Quartz. Along with this these make great meditation stones allowing one to reach deeper realms while remaining grounded. They can be used for scrying and astral travel work. This is a stone for emotional healing on all levels and allows one to reach and maintain a centered and well balanced life. It is a stone for searching out inner mysteries and helping one find spirit guides of all kinds. These crystals tend to take a while to reveal their secrets but the effort is well worth it.

            Chakra: All

            Shocked Quartz: This is extremely rare and hard to come by. Shocked Quartz is a form of Quartz that has a microscopic structure that is different from normal quartz. Under intense pressure (but limited temperature), the crystalline structure of quartz will be deformed along planes inside the crystal. These planes, which show up as lines under a microscope, are called planar deformation features (PDFs), or shock lamellae. Shocked Quartz is associated with two high pressure polymorphs of Silicon Dioxide: Coesite and Stishovite. These polymorphs have a different crystal structure than standard quartz. The pressures and temperatures required to create Shocked Quartz can only be reached by two known processes. The first is through a nuclear blast and the second is through an Earth impact. Volcanic forces are not great enough to create Shocked Quartz. The specimen below is known as Wabar Glass, a form of Impactite (See thread on Impactites/Tektites for more information on this material). The white area within the box is Coesite (Shocked Quartz) and is also sometimes referred to as insta-rock due to the suddeness of the creation process. This specimen is extremely small with the insta-rock portion being no more than 1mm in size. (On a side note… this is one of my favorite types of impactites. It reminds me of the alien nest site and the surrounding tunnels from the movie Aliens.)

            To my knowledge Shocked Quartz has never been discussed within the metaphysical community. It is a stone of transformation and as such is helpful for anyone undergoing magor life changes. It teaches us that metamorphosis is a part of life and although we are never sure of the outcome life continues. It is a stone of death and rebirth. It teaches us to accept change and accept different things and people by showing us most of what we fear is due to ignorance and with knowledge this fear quickly fades away. It teaches us to open ourselves to change and to not become stagnant. Anyone undergoing a magor life change of any type would find comfort in having a piece of Shocked Quartz within their surroundings. Even the most drastic of changes seem to come about more smoothly when this material is present. Using it in meditation during trying times allows one to keep stress to a minimum.

            Chakra: All

            Several people have asked me about Kundalini Quartz. Just to clarify, this is the name given by some to Natural Citrine from the Congo. With this in mind I have updated Citrine to include the information on Kundalini Quartz. (see Citrine on this thread) The piece pictured in that post is a piece from the Congo.

            Firefly Quartz: This is the name given buy some to a new find of Quartz out of Brazil. They contain sheets of Brookite with radiating plaits of silver Rutile coming off them. If one looks closely one can see flecks of red Mica floating within the Crystals hence the name “Firefly Quartz”.

            Brookite plays a huge factor in activating the higher Chakras. Many times when handling these Crystals you will feel a surge of energy that starts at your toes and continues up through the top of your head. Add to this the Rutile “antennas” and these Crystals become powerful communicators with other dimensions, realities and beings. They are useful in creating higher levels of consciousness and spiritual awareness. The Mica inclusions permit a level of introspection you have probably never achieved and the colors clearly link you to Earth and its many variations of life and the interconnectedness between it all.

            The picture below has two insets/closeups of the cluster. The upper shows the "Fireflies" as well as a Brookite sheet with radiating Rutile. The lower inset shows a thin stem of Rutile with radiating silver Rutile. The pictures do not do justice to this piece.

            Chakra: Crown, Third Eye, Heart

            Starbrary (Etched) Quartz:

            NOTE: Let me say at the outset that although working with several of these for some time I have been unable to access the information others so readily do. I’ve come to the conclusion that these Crystals are not right for me at this time. That being said a few friends of mine have helped in putting together the following information for me to share here with you. They all say these are powerful helpers for anyone gaining access to them and all praise their abilities and the information they contain.

            Starbraries are recognized by the presence of glyph-like markings which resemble symbols and geometric markings as well as usually containing a doorway or a key. Many crystals contain these markings but identifying and grouping them can, at times, be difficult. Starbraries are divided into six categories each of which represents a different group of star people. Following are descriptions of the six different Crystal formations and how to identify them.

            The most sought after of the six are the maps, histories and legends of the people of the Cassiopeia system. These are identified by flowing lines and symbols along the sides of the Crystals. While they often have key markings this is not always the case. When picking one make sure it feels comfortable in your hands in several differing positions as this will facilitate the opening of different layers of information. These tend to be the most detailed of the six and contain huge amounts of information.

            The second type of Starbrary features geometric symbols such as triangles, squares, circles and more along the sides which often also show profound keys. These Crystals contain the accumulated information pertaining to peoples from the Pleiades.

            These first two types are the most important and are the basis for most of the information surrounding the Lemurian and Altantean Crystal recollections.

            The third type show more linear patterns similar to a combination of the first two types. These records come from the people of the Leo star system. Most of the information contained within these refers to historical names, dates, weather, events and so on. They contain more factual information rather than the philosophical information contained within the first two types.

            The forth type shows series of indented triangles and dashes. These are often referred to as “Cosmic Crystals” and at times they resemble meteor showers. They are read by their dots and dashes and contain information from the people from a system in Ursa Minor (the little dipper). It is thought these codes were used throughout Atlantis during their civilization.

            Number five on the list are Crystals which contain Titanium containing deep glyphs, furrows and ridges in the faces of the Crystal rather than the sides. It is the only Starbrary which contains markings on the faces rather than the sides. The information contained within them comes to us from the Orion system and of all Starbraries these, most of the time, need companions to help access them (more on companions later). Their information is very intricate and detailed which requires the use of companions to help in making them understandable. It is said these Crystals were very important to Native American cultures.

            Lastly we have a slightly different type. These are almost always doubly terminated or extra-terrestrial (multiple terminations on one side) Crystals. They also always contain keys. The most important thing about these is that their sides appear layered in a similar fashion to Lightbraries but with no raised face termination. These bring to us information from the people of Andromeda and seem to have connections to the Crystals containing information from Cassiopeia and the Pleiades.

            Other Crystals are now being discovered from different systems. One individual I know is presently working with a Crystal thought to contain information from the people of Sirius.

            There are also Starbraries which are referred to as “Master Starbraries”. These contain aspects of all Starbraries and can be used either as companions to help with other Starbraries, on their own to access the information contained within them or lastly, with a companion of its own to help access its information. The one pictured below is a Master and the inset pictures show some of his many glyph variations.

            Companions are stones (not necessarily Quartz or even a Crystal) which help someone access the information contained within Starbraries. There are many ways to use Companions which just a few mentioned here. Some put the Starbrary in one hand and the companion in the other allowing information from both to come together which the companion helps to decode. Others hold the companion in their receptive hand and with their projective hand hold the companion to their third eye allowing the companion to translate and send the information directly there. It really comes down to what the individual is compelled to do and what works best for them. Some find no need for a companion for most Starbraries but almost everyone agrees they make the translation process a lot easier. The companion pictured below as actually a Lightning-strike Spiral Quartz Crystal which itself shows some Starbrary glyphs.

            Lightbraries are essential tools for anyone interested in contact with star people and in studying information they are willing to share with us. As such they will not be for everyone but for those interested in this form of information these are a must have item. As mentioned above they can also help greatly in decoding information from both Atlantean and Lemurian civilizations. Considered by many to be some of the most complicated Crystals to work with and decode it is also felt that the hard work put in is well worth the information gained.

            The left picture is of a Master Starbrary (the insets show some of its glyphs) and the right picture is of its companion.

            Chakra: Crown, Third Eye
            Kullu Rose Quartz: This is a new find of Rose Quartz which comes from the Kullu Pass in Northern India, the gateway to the Himalayas. It gets its color from Hematite (just like Brazilian Rose Quartz) and not from Titanium as true Rose Quartz does. Although not growing as Crystals each piece is intricately structured in an elestial form. They are ridged, etched and pocked. They are in actuality growth interference and not elestials and most are loaded with trigonic record keepers.

            Brazilian Rose Quartz and Kullu Rose Quartz have many similarities and both are considered to be exceedingly special formations. These stones are ideal for opening the heart to angelic realms like no other Crystal can. The trigonic record keepers help deal with life and death issues coming into full understanding of the continuum of All That Is. Linking these two concepts makes these stones ideal for working with life and death issues through direct and open contact with angelic realms in a way that only they can facilitate. They help share with us the lessons of Trinity – body, mind and spirit; child, adult and elder; birth, life and death. Taking all this into account these are considered to be Master Teachers.

            Chakra: All

            Totem Crystals: These are Crystals which contain natural etchings or glyphs which resemble natural objects in Nature. The Crystal below is a Tabby Lemurian from Brazil (a rare configuration to start with) which has a glyph resembling a landing Phoenix or bird.

            These Crystals can become Totems which can assist you in the same ways as Totem animals can. These are very powerful stones which much to teach those willing to open themselves to them. They are great companions for journeying into all realms including on physical journeys. To learn more about them spend some time studying the use of Totems throughout different cultures around the world.

            Chakra: Third Eye, Base

            Chevron Amethyst: Chevron Amethyst is a particular combination of layered or banded Amethyst with layers usually composed of Amethyst and clear or white Quartz. It may at times be layered with other minerals. It is important to keep in mind that much of what is sold as tumbled Amethyst these days is in actuality Chevron Amethyst.

            This is a combination which combines the strengthening and enhancing properties of Quartz with the stress relieving qualities of Amethyst which in turn enhances peace of mind, relaxation and self-discovery. It alleviates addictive tendencies and helps one become more self-aware. It assists with self-evaluation and personal evolution especially in regards to spiritual healing. If one feels burdened down with negativity Chevron Amethyst does a wonderful job of dispelling such energies. The layers remind one that all growth or evolution involves steps and seldom does true and lasting growth happen in one leap.

            Chakra: Third Eye
            Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Dragons, For You Are Crunchy And Good With Kethup.


              Re: Wolfsong's Quartz formations & Properties.

              Seer Quartz: Referred to by several names including Window Quartz, Seer Stones, Ema Eggs and Dragonegg these are naturally tumbled pieces of clear Quartz which have had a side polished to create a window which allows one to see inside the stone. A human tumbled variety is also available on the market.

              These stones make ideal scrying and/or meditation tools. They are ideal for past life regression work as well as for working on all planes of existence and space-time work.

              Chakra: Third Eye

              Cavity (Pocket) Quartz: This is a type of Quartz which contains any form of natural cavity within it.

              These configurations are great for increasing ones memory capacity and memory stimulation. It promotes a deep perception of issues one encounters and helps one examine these in a rational way. It allows you to discard insignificant details thereby providing a clear picture which brings power and wisdom. It is a stone of logic and helps one in life by enhancing ones inventive and problem solving skills. It is also a useful healing tool.

              A piece of Quartz containing a cavity large enough to hold water or and elixir can be used for several other purposes. The first would be as a seer stone or scrying tool. It can also be used to enhance the quality of elixirs and also to purify water.

              Some use Tibetan Quartz bowls or any other form of Quartz bowl for this purpose. Other Quartzes with cavities carved into them work well as well. They work very well when a larger cavity is required for retaining liquids. Natural cavities tend to be better for the metaphysical uses mentioned in the first paragraph.

              Chakra: Crown and Root

              Shovel Quartz: Shovel Quartz is recognized by one face being quite a bit larger than the others which in most cases has a scanner tip. The main face also has an exaggerated slant towards the back face giving the overall appearance of a shovel.

              Shovel Quartz assists one in finding solutions and building towards them. It helps one understand existence on other levels of reality and helps counteract self-limiting concepts of space-time. It helps in healing unwanted life experiences and also helps in holding on to and using wanted life experiences. It allows us to remember all life lessons which helps us in not repeating past mistakes. Finally it helps in assisting one to gather and retain knowledge throughout ones life.

              Chakra: Throat

              Spiral Quartz: This is a type of Quartz Crystal which shows a spiraling pattern up the Crystal. Although many of these can be found which have been carved by humans they do occur within nature. The most common natural example would be a crystal which has a large angular key running somewhere along the shaft which gives the appearance of a spiral. Some can also be found which show shifts in the shaft’s edges to one side which again give the appearance of spiraling. The one pictured below shows both the key spiral as well as the edge spiraling effect.

              These are truly one of the most important Crystal formations in nature. Quite simply, they connect us to one of the most important shapes in nature which can be found in the largest of formations, as seen in galaxies, and also in the smallest; strands of DNA. They teach us that looking within is as important as looking outside of ourselves. It can be used to bring the universal spiral of energy into the physical body and also helps us maintain a connection to the physical while in meditation. It inspires the energies of love so that all Chakras are activated spontaneously in a flowing movement creating a balance of harmonious male and female energies.

              Chakra: All
              Prasem Quartz: This is very similar to the Prasem which comes from Russia but the green hue (Hedenbergite inclusions) varies just enough to make it a unique addition to te Quartz world. It comes from the island of Serifos in Greece and it is not new to the mineral world. It was discovered many years ago and the ancient Greeks actually make reference to it.

              This form of Prasem holds much the same properties as the Russian variety (see page 6 post #57 in this thread). In addition this crystal is the ultimate stone for gaining access to nature spirits of all varieties.

              Chakra: Base, Sacral

              Earth Quartz: This form of Quartz is coated by Siderite and although found in several locations worldwide the most popular variety comes from Russia.

              As its name states this is a crystal of the Earth and as such can be used in any work relating to her. They make for great companions on spirit journeys and meditations relating to Earth work. Earth Quartz helps us keep a "green mentality" even in large cities. Kept in the office or carried at work they again keep us conscious of our home and to do everything within our power to keep her healthy. If taken on a nature walk these crystals help us connect to the Earth and helps to open her wonders to us.

              Chakra: Base

              Medusa Quartz: A new find out of Ceara, Brazil, this Quartz comes from one pocket and is very limited in quantity for now. Its inclusions are made up of Paraiba Tourmaline. It is only sold as cut and polished specimens. Its name comes not from the mythological figure but rather from its resemblence to the Medusa Jellyfish. Looked at from the side the two look almost identical.

              Medusa Quartz is used to help create community. It allows us to see that the sum is greater than the individual parts and that in many cases goals can be more readily accomplished through a group effort. It assists in meditation to help one travel to upper realms and also helps with analytical thought processes. Great for those working in any environment which requires mathematical skills and helps in not making errors in your work no matter how redundant it may be. This is a crystal for DNA work and as such makes for a great healing tool on that level.

              The specimen below is actually very small being only about 14mm long. Larger specimens are hard to come by and very expensive.

              Chakra: All
              Comet Quartz: Comet Quartz is a type of Quartz from Mexico which has dark blue Tourmaline inclusions in it which look like comets and their tails.

              Note: This is a form of Quartz which I have been asked to post about in this thread for some time so people are aware of its existence. This is due to the nature of this crystal and the power it contains. It is not to be taken lightly and should only be used by experienced people who are aware that there are consequences to all their actions.

              Sand Quartz: This is a form of Quartz which is totally saturated with sand inclusions. It has a beauty unlike any other in the Quartz world. Although found world-wide most comes from Brazil. The specimen pictured below has several unique features. First the right crystal has a Fearie Castle formation at its top and second the left crystal has a pocket in the back of it which could be used to hold and purify a very small amount of water or other liquid.

              Sand Quartz is a crystal of metamorphosis and change. People who require creativity within their work or within their lives will find this Quartz useful. It teaches us to re-examine our boundries on a continual basis and encourages growth through change. This is a type of Quartz which requires no cleansing and can also be used to cleanse other minerals. It helps us in breaking down walls and misconceptions in ourselves as well as within others.

              In healing it creates a conduit to release disorder and disease by absorbing these energies and recycling them.

              Chakra: Base and Sacral

              Ribbed Quartz: Although considered a relatively new find I have been informed that these have been used for some time by humans. The confusion arrises with the fact that these are extremely rare formations and seldom find their way into human hands. These crystals are identified by a rib-like structure running along one or more edges. The piece pictured below comes from Nambia which is quickly becoming known for its unusual specimens. It was sent to me by someone knowing its uniqueness and is only the second specimen I have ever seen.

              Ribbed Quartz is a crystal of stability. It adds structure to ones life and assists in all aspects of it. It is also a stone of speech and as such makes for a very useful tool for anyone who gives presentations frequently. It assists in delivering the message in a clear, precise and professional way. It also assists in helping one express themselves in all aspects of their lives. For people who find their lives scattered or find themselves always unorganised this formation helps in creating a stable and organised environ.

              For healing this is a formation for bones. It helps in maintaining them and helps heal and strengthen them after breaks or fractures. It is one of the few crystals which also helps specifically with problems relating to bone marrow.

              Chakra: All

              Penetrator Quartz: this is a type of Quartz which has one Crystal growing into another. It should not be confused with a Manifestation Crystal which has a Quartz Crystal completely imbedded within another Crystal.

              Penetrator Quartz helps one in getting to the root of and solving problems. It helps one identify the problem. When faced with what seems to be an insurmountable task this Quartz will help with identifying a way to overcome it. It helps eliminate blocks in one's life.

              Chakra: Throat, Brow and Crown

              Bridal Veil Quartz: This is a type of White or Snow Quartz which is coated with Dolomite Crystals giving it a veiled effect.

              Bridal Veil Quartz is a stone of long lasting love. It helps remind us where this love came from in difficult times and reminds us that true love is worth fighting for. It helps keep one faithful during trying times or during long absences. Whe placed within an environ it brings a loving peace to it and help eliminate negative energies. This stone can be used to cleanse others but still needs to be cleansed itself on ocassion.

              Chakra: Sloar Plexus, Heart and |Throat

              Smokey Amethst: This type of Quartz contains both Smokey as well as Amethyst areas. The one pictured below is also a Scepter.

              Contains the energies of both (see Smokey Quartz as well as Amethyst). This stone is best used to control and round uncontroled emotions of love and any deep undesireable emotions. It does this by initiating calming deep inner thoughts.

              Chakra: Root and Sacral

              Alpine Quartz: This type of Quartz is hard to explain. I use the term Alpine in referrance to the optical purity of this Quartz. This is the most translucent, lustrous and optically clear Quartz one can find. The vast magority of this Quartz is found in the Alps (France and Switzerland). Much of this Quartz, as the one pictured below, has a slight smokey tinge.

              This is the ultimate Quartz for traveling to higher plains. It is great for journeying and scrying and for opening windows into other worlds. This is a stone of purity and especially the purity and elegance found within nature. It reminds us that sometimes to see this purity we need to look beyond our human limits and open our minds to other perspectives. This stone can be used to cleanse other minerals and never needs cleansing itself. It brings into focus those problems which at times feel insurmountable to overcome and helps us in finding solutions to them.

              Chakra: Crown

              Titanium Quartz: This is the natural version of Flame Aura Quartz which is Quartz which has Titanium molecules bonded to it. One little known fact about Titanium is that it is also a major component of Rutile so any Quartz with Rutile inclusions will also carry some aspects of the following properties. The Titanium in the specimen pictured below can be seen asa white phantom in the left tip.

              This is a crystal of creativity and assists in all workings which involve visibility including scrying. They have been used in Yogic applications as well as for meditation. Carrying this stone helps break down walls when meeting people and assists in understanding one-another. It is a great stone for people wishing to balance their emotions and for people who can become over-emotional or irrational.

              Chakra: Third eye

              Antenna Quartz: These are Quartz Clusters which can be recognized by Quartz crystals growing out in all directions. They are usually floaters but they do not need to be. Recently a new find of these has come out of Russia. These are Growth Interference Clusters with the Quartz being a pure white. The Growth Interference structure of these seem to open more levels or frequencies than regular Quartz does. The one pictured below is one of these.

              Antenna Quartz is just that... an antenna which helps us connect with and communicate with beings from different dimensions and all levels of existence. Use it to open doorways when preparing for journeys. The amazing thing about these formations is that when familiar with them they can help open doorways for being wishing to contact us. For this reason they should only be used by people who are proficient in using crystals for journeying and also people who are familiar with what they may encounter and how to deal with these encounters. Used in an office or at home they can help facilite teamwork and creativity between co-workers or family and friends.

              Chakra: Crown and Third Eye

              Smokey Citrine Quartz: I hesitate in mentioning this one seeing it can cause a lot of confusion but it should be included. This is a Crystal which clearly shows both Citrine as well as Smokey segments. Do not confuse it with a light Smokey Crystal or a dark Cirtine Crystal. There must be separation of the two and they should be clearly defined.

              These Crystals have all the properties of both Smokey Quartz and Citrine. Along with this they also help us lift primordial feelings, thoughts, or emotions to a higher level where we may more clearly define them giving us that much more understanding to these thought which often come to us in a familiar but clouded way.

              Chakra: All

              Ice Quartz: This is another one which is hard to define and which has had little attention given to it within our community. Ice Quartz is recognized as Quartz Shards and/or deeply etched Crystals which are icy clear and have the appearance of ice. The one pictured below is a typical specimen of a deeply etched Shard where the etchings have created a cave-like tunnel system going completely through the Quartz with several exits and entrances. The inset picture shows a small square hole in one of the sides and just above it a large opening into the Crystal which bends and turns within and then exits at several locations.

              Ice Quartz is another stone of communication between different realms. It can be used in multiple ways including scrying. As with Titanium Quartz this stone helps us in keeping our emotions in check under trying times. It can teach us that change always occurs even if the process takes a long time and we do not recognize its initial manifestations. In today’s world this is a stone which helps us come to grips with and deal with global warming on an individual level. It teaches us that change needs to start now in order to avoid cataclysmic events in the future.

              Chakra: Crown and Third Eye.

              Dolphin Quartz: Dolphin Quartz can be recognized by a smaller Crystal growing on the side of a larger Crystal and running along the same axis as the larger Crystal.

              Dolphin Quartz symbolizes a baby dolphin riding just bove the back of the mother dolphin. It is also known as "mother crystal" or "teaching crystal". It is a Crystal of pure and gentle love and projects loving parental energies towards others in need. They also help teach gentle lessons and promote spiritual growth. This is a great Crystal to place within an infant's environment to promote the proper energies and also works well for people with addictions of all types.

              Chakra: Heart, Third Eye

              Quartz Psuedomorphs and Epimorphs: I've decided that I would combine the following three into one grouping for now. So to begin lets explain the three different structures.

              Quartz Psuedomorphs are Quartz structures which have overtaken a previous mineral. Quartz molecules have replaced the previous mineral completely leaving the shape of the previous mineral which is now completely composed of Quartz.

              Quartz Epimorphs can be defined by adding two words to their description. These will either be read in one of the two following ways: Quartz Epimorph on (mineral) or as Quartz Epimorph after (mineral). Specimens referred to as Quartz Epimorph after (mineral) are also sometimes referred to as Quartz Casts. The difference between the two is that Quartz Epimorph on (mineral) refers to Quartz Crystals which have grown completely over another mineral yet still containing the host mineral. Quartz Epimorph after (mineral) or Quartz Cast refers to Quartz which has completely covered another mineral and then over time the host mineral has desolved leaving a hollow cast.

              The first picture given below shows a Quartz after Gypsum Psuedomorph where the Quartz has completely taken over the Gypsum leaving only its shape. The second picture is of a Quartz Epimorph on Calcite where the Calcite Crystal is still contained within the Quartz capsule. The final picture shows a Quartz Epimorph (Quartz Cast) after Calcite where the host mineral (Calcite) has completely desolved leaving only a cast. The inset picture shows the cast.

              All of these three formations are formations of transition. If one is going through a lifechanging event this is the mineral one would want in their environ. They are powerful allies however and should not be used for trivial matters. They also make fantastic journeying tools for traveling into the past to find solutions for the future. When working with these formations one should be aware of what the host mineral was/is and take into account those properties as well. These formations truly are catalysts and should be used as such. Quartz Epimorphs after (mineral) also make for great liquid purifiers seeing they create a natural pocket in which to purify any material you like. Lastly, these formations make for great gifts for people in need of them and should rarely be considered as life partners. So many have passed through my hands I have lost count. You will know instictively when the time has come for them to move on and should not hesitate in allowing them to do so.

              Chakra: All
              Red Amethyst: This is a form of Quartz found in the Thunder Bay region of Ontario which contains Hematite inclusions and in many cases also has a Hematite coating. I’m rather partial to this Quartz seeing I collected a lot of it as a child growing up there.

              Red Amethyst is a great Crystal for meditation and deep guided thought as well as any form of out-of-body travel. It can be used to calm emotions and help in heated negotiations. Leaders who have difficulty controlling their emotions will find this stone of use as it helps present thoughts in a clear and passionate way. It is a stone which allows one to communicate from the heart.

              For Healing Red Amethyst helps with any blood disorders as well as overcoming any toxins which may have found their way into our bodies. It also assists people with bi-polar disorders and other mental unbalances to help keep emotions within acceptable limits not allowing one to become too depressed or too emotionally peeked.

              Chakra: Third Eye, Throat, Heart
              Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Dragons, For You Are Crunchy And Good With Kethup.


                Re: Wolfsong's Quartz formations & Properties.

                Metamorphosis Quartz: Metamorphosis Quartz was first discovered in Brazil and the name was chosen to reflect the qualities of this Quartz which supports the transformation to “Ouro Verde” Quartz, a golden green Quartz which is the result of the irradiation of Metamorphosis Quartz.

                Because of its ability to amplify the energies needed for successful transformations this stone is known as `the`stone of transformation. It helps us prepare for this transformation by replacing negative actions with positive attitudes and then by supplying supportive energies during the transformation. It helps us understand that all transformation comes from within and helps us block out unwanted external energies. Along with transformation it is also a stone of initiation. It can also help direct us through the changes required to achieve orderly situations while making easier the state of change and helping us to find more physical stamina and mental awareness. Metamorphosis Quartz exhibits a back-lit opalescence which brings a halo effect to the mineral and has been used to automatically increase the range, clarity, strength of one’s aura. It has also assisted one in seeing the aura of others. Finally this stone helps assist one with intimacy in relationships of all kinds.

                Chakra: Crown, Third Eye

                Strawberry Quartz: This form of Quartz has caused much controversy in the last few years. A small deposit was originally found in Pikes Peek but this soon became exhausted. A larger deposit was found in Khazakstan but the material is still very expensive. With this being the case and with demand being high the market soon seen something called Cherry Quartz which in some circle was marketed as Strawberry Quartz. Unfortunately this was just colored glass and although beautiful was not a natural product. Although word is out about Cherry Quartz one should still be leery when purchasing Strawberry Quartz as there is lots of fake stuff out there.

                Strawberry Quartz is used to recall past lives as well as for easing tensions in relationships. It is a very energetic stone which spurs on creativity and helps one bring out one`s internal fire. It helps one in connecting the heart with higher levels and helps one live through the heart. It allows one to live in the moment and enjoy each moment. It helps one connect with universal sources for guidance on all things. Strawberry Quartz will come to you when you are ready to work with it and when you are willing to embrace what it has to teach.

                Chakra: All

                Hot Spot Quartz: Hot Spot Quartz is Quartz which has been exposed to a natural source of radiation for thousands of years and which shows circular dark "spots" which are caused by this exposure. It usually occurs in Smokey Quartz. It should be said that this Quartz does not contain any residual radiation and can be used safely in any work.

                This Quartz is believed by some to open paths to information relating to Lemurian ceremonies. It can also be used to gain information to any questions you may have about any topic. Along with this it makes for a great grounding crystal and thus gives strength to anyone working with it. It is helpful for those who tend to speek without thinking and also for those who find thier thoughts scattered easily. It is useful for anyone going through cancer treatment and helps one cope more easily with the treatments. Hot Spot Quartz also helps one confront enemies or difficult situations and is a good ally in these cases.

                Chakra: Throat

                The Picture of the one below also shows several Schrol pieces attached to the Quartz.

                Tubed Quartz: Tubed Quartz gets its name from the hollow tubes which penetrate it. These tubes were caused by Epidote Crystals which grew within the Quartz and later desolved. Some still contain partial crystals. The Epidote also causes growth interference on the outside of the Quartz at times so when this happens the Quartz Crystal also carries the properties of Growth Interference Quartz. Due to the Epidote these crystals tend to be quite brittle so undamaged ones are all but impossible to find.

                This form of Quartz helps to enhance ones connection between the physical and astral bodies. It helps in astal travel and most importantly helps to protect one during these journeys. It assists in centering and grounding exercises and also helps in cleansing the Aura. Tubed Quartz helps one navigate multiple paths to find the true path and in this way helps one find ones life partner in this life. It cuts through false and misleading information to guide you on the correct path at that time. Finally it helps to open and connect the Cakras.

                Chakras: All
                Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Dragons, For You Are Crunchy And Good With Kethup.


                  Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Dragons, For You Are Crunchy And Good With Kethup.



                    in the meantime here's a quick summary: helps with the crown chakra. helps to improve old patterns and helps with changes in life. it can help in life transtitions such as rebirthing. also helps with astral travel and locating energy blockages in the body.

                    chemical composition is : Na3(Fe,Mg)4(Fe,Al)Si22(OH)2 which is a sodium iron magnesium silicate hydroxide

                    it's hardness on the MOH scale is 5.5 to 6.

                    located in Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada; the Ilimaussaq Intrusion, in Southern Greenland; the agpaitic pegmatites of the Kola Peninsula, Russia; mines in the Ukraine; Rhineland, Germany; Langesundfjord, Norway; Boulder County, Colorado and New Hampshire.

                    And from New age

                    ARFVEDSONITE has been used to lift one from a depressive state, to see hope and joy in the coming future. The flashes of color help to show that 'even in the darkest sky there is always light to be seen". It has been used to help one focus on and understand dream symbols. It is sometimes known as Astrophyllite, but that is incorrect, as they are two different minerals.
                    Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Dragons, For You Are Crunchy And Good With Kethup.



                      This stone is said to create a more solidifying effect on people you are attached to wether you like it or not.

                      Also here's Czechwoods's definition of this stone.

                      Basalt has prosperities of bonding and (family) ties. It helps restore broken feelings due to broken homes, bad childhood experience etc so they will not carry on/leak into the next generation.

                      basalt helps to bond spirit/soul with mind/body

                      depending on what by-minerals it consists of, prosperities vary

                      in all cases it is strongly grounding

                      some people may experience basalt to be too grounding, even a bit depressing.

                      very popular is basalt in a compound with feldspars/agate known as Shiva Lingam, and as Matrix to Amethyst clusters.

                      in Shiva lingam, the over grounding is not a matter due to the lingam form and the agate/fieldspar color patterns representing yoni energy; amethysts spiritual power also transcendent the too much of grounding.

                      basalt has been used to improve skin appearance and bone structure in ancient healings
                      Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Dragons, For You Are Crunchy And Good With Kethup.


                        Botswana agate

                        From Czechwoods:

                        BOTSWANA AGATE

                        is THE BOTSWANA AGATE VARIETY of banded agate, most commonly in grey shades, but also with some beautiful apricot-pink and blue-grey stones

                        the chakra's concerned by this stone are:
                        1 / muladhara (root chakra)
                        5 / vishuddha (throat)

                        the apricot/pink varieties also
                        4 / anahata (heart)

                        what are your experiences with this exceptional agate ?
                        where and how did you obtain your piece?
                        how did you first hear/notice this fine stone specimen?
                        what are your favorite uses for this stone?

                        please lets share our knowledge and widen our wisdom
                        Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Dragons, For You Are Crunchy And Good With Kethup.


                          Bertrandite (Tiffany Stone)

                          other names it goes by are Beryllium Ore, Opal FLuorite, Opalized Fluorite, Purple Opal, and Ice Cream Opalite.

                          "It works best on the Third Eye Chakra. This is a crystal that is useful in the business world to help ensure your success. It helps you tell the truth of you and your ideas in a way that ensures that those around you understand what you are getting at.

                          Vibration: 8"

                          "is a highly energetic but subtle stone. Psychically it helps with communication and interpretation of psychically received information of all kinds, including telepathic, channeled, clairaudience, clairvoyance, and others. Energetically it is excellent for removing energy blockages of the meridians and chakras. Tiffany Stone is helpful emotionally by assisting transitions during changes of all kinds, engendering persistence and emotional strength, and verbalizing hidden or secret feelings. Tiffany Stone is also beneficial for business and business success. Physically, Tiffany Stone boosts the sex drive and can enhance sexual experience, and is an all-around healing stone. Tiffany Stone is associated primarily with the third eye chakra."
                          Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Dragons, For You Are Crunchy And Good With Kethup.


                            Re: Lightdragon's Crystal/Stone Info Thread



                            It chemical composition is(K,Na)3(Fe++,Mn)7Ti2Si 24(O,OH)7 , Potassium Sodium Iron Manganese Titanium Silicate Hydroxide. This is basically a form of titianium. The stone is usually brown to golden yellow.
                            It is found in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada; Pikes Peak, Colorado, USA; Narsarsuk and Kangerdluarsuk, Greenland; Brevig, Norway; and the Kola Peninsula, Russia. On the MOH it is 3-4.

                            It helps in absolving one from responsibility and in purging that which should be eliminated from your life to allow further development and progression. It allows for the recognition that there are no limitations and that in fact, we are all stars

                            vibrates to a number 9

                            - - - Updated - - -

                            stones associated with Neptune, Uranus and pluto


                            Yes pluto isn't considered a real planet anymore but it's still a vital part of planet systems. but it's classified as a subplanet now.

                            looking through a tarot book called Introduction to TAROT by Susan Levitt. I found stones that relate to these three planets.

                            Stones that are related to Uranus are Azurite,chrysoprase and chrysocolla.

                            Stones that are Neptune are blue sapphire,aquamarine,turquoise and blue topaz.

                            Stones for Pluto are Herkimer diamonds,rutilated quartz, tanzanite and the chalcedony family.

                            in the chalcedony,it conflicts with her list of Mars stones which includes red jaser and carnelian which are both chalcedonies.

                            some people will associate purple stones like amethyst with neptune and stones like the obsidians and rocks that came from space like meteorites and teckites.

                            yet still
                            Uranus : Tourquoise, Aquamarine, Labradorite, Falcons Eye,Turquoise ,Amazonite. Malachite

                            Neptune : Amethyst, Opal ,Moonstone, Sapphire, Aquamarine

                            Pluto: Opal Hematite Bloodstone/Heliotrope, Pyrope Garnet, Amethyst
                            Alexandrite; Dark Burgundy Thulite, Pyrope Garnet, Andradite/Rainbow Garnet; unpolished or polished Hematite, Mohogany Obsidian agates in general.

                            although malachite is also classified as a stone of venus. and some people refer to meteorites belonging to the astroids like Chiron phollus,etc.

                            - - - Updated - - -

                            stones to help prevent miscarriages


                            ok the most common stone in this sad circumstance is Crysocolla. in addition

                            agates specifically peace agate and fortress agate,diopside ,watermelon tourmaline ,brecciated and rainbow jasper,mother of pearl tourmalated quartz, jett, apachee tears mahagony obsidian , dioptase, turquoise and malachite.

                            - - - Updated - - -

                            Stones for the paranormal


                            As i used it on a ghost hunting trip and practically had the ghost follow me. The film i took went all black and the heat thermometer broke during the trip then later on it worked. Actually i used tanzanite, quartz, black tourmaline , jet , red jasper and onyx on that trip.

                            In dealing with astral dragons all are drawn to crystal quartzs (the variety usually doesn`t matter).

                            in working with astral beings pyrite , gold tiger's eye and quartz are usually used.
                            Astral dragons:
                            in general all are attracted to quartz.

                            Lightdragons( ) are usually drawn to areas of positive energy and so far apache tears placed around the house will create an area of positive energy to attract them. pyrite

                            Earth dragons will be attracted to pyrite as well.

                            water and moon dragons will be attracted to pearls.

                            fire dragons are attracted to garnets ,hardened larva (also fresh larva but not really advised.) and other fire stones.

                            air dragons will be attracted to yellow jasper and other air based stones

                            chaos dragons from what i gather are usually drawn usually black defensive stones. still a tad fuzzy but the standard quartz works.

                            rose quartz and fair cross stones

                            now others will testify that black tourmaline is an excellent stone when ghost hunting or in an environment that has ghost activity. even hostile ghost activity.unless the ghost is throwing objects at you.

                            another combination is black onyx,turquoise and jade

                            - - - Updated - - -



                            Anthophyllite is an amphibole mineral: (Mg, Fe)7Si8O22(OH)2, magnesium iron inosilicate hydroxide. Anthophyllite is polymorphic with cummingtonite. The name comes from the Latin word anthophyllum which means clove, the main color of this stone. On the MOH scale it is 5 1/2 to 6. The color range is gray to green, brown, and beige.

                            Anthophylite is the product of metamorphism of magnesium-rich rocks especially ultrabasic igneous rocks and impure dolomitic shales.As well as a retrograde product rimming relict orthopyroxenes and olivine, and as an accessory mineral in cordierite-bearing gneisses and schists. Anthophyllite is formed by the breakdown of talc in ultramafic rocks in the presence of water and carbon dioxide as a prograde metamorphic reaction. The partial pressure of carbon dioxide (XCO2) in aqueous solution favors production of anthophyllite. Higher partial pressures of CO2 reduces the temperature of the anthophyllite-in isograd.

                            Ultramafic rocks in purely hydrous, CO2-free envronments will tend to form serpentine-antigorite-brucite-tremolite assemblages (dependent on MgO content) or at amphibolite to granulite metamorphic grade, metamorphic pyroxene or olivine. Thus, metamorphic assemblages of ultramafic rocks containing anthophyllite are indicative of at least greenschist facies metamorphism in the presence of carbon dioxide bearing metamorphic fluids

                            Known areas where this minerial is found is Pennsylvania, southwestern New Hampshire, central Massachusetts, Franklin, North Carolina, and in the Gravelly Range and Tobacco Root Mountains of southwest Montana;California; Arizona ; Ontario, Canada; Greenland; Kongsburg, Norway and Italy.

                            This minerial helps those beings who spend time in the astral plane to come back down to Earth gently. Brings light from the lower chakras (starting especially from the pelvic area) to the Upper chakras. and releases such energy flows to the head area. This process helps to clear the aura of a person and to connect him with his heart. Helps with self-esteem and overcoming limitations

                            - - - Updated - - -



                            ok the name of this stone comes from the Greek word augites which means brightness. This is in reguards to the bright luster this stone has.

                            The chemistry of this stone is Calcium Sodium Magnesium Iron Aluminum Silicate (Ca, Na)(Mg, Fe, Al)(Al, Si)2 O6 and is part of the pyroxene group. Also included in this group are the minerals hedenbergite, CaFeSi2 O6, and diopside , CaMgSi2 O6.when ions (in this case iron and magnesium) can freely substitute between each other. However augite contains percentages of sodium and aluminum that are mostly lacking in diopside and hedenbergite. The magnesium content is also larger in augite than in either of the other two minerals. The diopside-hedenbergite group is analogous to amphibole's tremolite- actinolite groups. The MOH's scale is 5 1/2 to 6. Sometimes this minerial can be found in lapis lazuli

                            This stone is associated with success, luck and fortune by helping be at the right place at the right time. this stone can also help you understand life changes with ease and spiritual knowledge as this is a stone of change and metampohosis.

                            vibrates to a number 9

                            - - - Updated - - -



                            Celestite:A receptive stone.planets associated with it are venus and neptune. element is water. Astrological signs are capricorn and gemini. Also another name for it is Celestine. Most common color is blue but there are some which have white,yellow,orange, red and red-brown.It's most common color is white and blue. It is excellent for the throat chakra. It's chemical makeup is SrSO4. Hardness level is 3 to 3.5
                            like Herhert said it balances energies such as the masculione feminine ones(yin-yang).Again Herhert said good in communication skills, it can give a person access to the higher realms, clair audientactions,and aids in clarifying the messages recieved. also the stone can confer information which one is ready for.. It can help distingish the difference between worldly manifestation and manifestation which help one further .since this stone is excellent in communication it would be no surprise that it would aid in astral travel and dream recall. Also it is calming, it does calm and helps one in ones choice job. jobs that are most useful for it are watercolor,jewelry making and other similar stuff. It is a cleansing stone as well. It transmutes all forms of negativity into brightness. It also helps in insomnia. ancient Romans believed it drove evil out of a person. In ancient Greece they believed it only worked if it was given to a person.

                            Besides insomnia ,in healing it helps with periods in women,helps get rid of pain caused by tension,. Helps with problems with the eyes,increases hearing, and balance mental problems,helps in balancing toxins in the body. helps in the digestive problems and in problems with the intestinal system.
                            Cleansing should be briefly in the sun or placed on top of some hematites. Also cleansing it in water with sea salt is helpful as well
                            Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Dragons, For You Are Crunchy And Good With Kethup.


                              Re: Lightdragon's Crystal/Stone Info Thread



                              Earlier today I bought a bag of cracker Jacks and I usually open the prizes to see what i got .and this time i got a fun facts sheet. one fun fact is this: pencils are not really filled with lead to write with they are filled with graphite.

                              a great electrical conductor.
                              It can be used during healing to improve the energy transfer from the healer to the subject who is getting healed. helps one find the freedom everyone needs in one's life, taking charge of ones life.
                              It aligns the chakras,Improves writing abilities ,It helps with conversational skills ,Helps with math skills
                              Helps with automatic writing. Discourages hostility and reviels anger.In healing it helps with spinal allignment, hearing loss, bowel disorders.

                              All i`m saying right now is i wouldn`t advise in making this exlilir via the normal method.

                              so with all this, you don't need to go to a rock auction or a store and pay like $1000 USd a gram for it. All you need to so is go to your local stationary store and buy a pack of pencils



                              So far on Larvakite i got .It is mined in norway. it helps relieve a depressive state of mind and puts you in a more positive state of mind. It is said to protect the aura. Relieves insecurity and apprehension and brings the understanding required to realize and achieve the destiny of this life. It also can help to provide clarity to inner sight. Helps with blind faith, aligns all chakras,seals energy leaks as well as a good grounding stone.
                              Can help with past life work. It has a tron connection with the Earth's energies and is good with elemental magic and nature spirits. It is said to help with vitality and youth.

                              I bought one at a Ren Faire in 2005.helped feel calmer and helped ease the work environment.

                              it comes from Norway.

                              peach quartz


                              supposedly it's a calming and gently warming stone. helps balance and bring peace to the emotions in everyday experiences. enhances sensitivity to others feelings and of nature. relieves stress and tension and is a stone for relationships, self love and love of others, self confidence and compassion. aids dreaming, surfacing issues dealing with our emotional state.
                              also for the spleen, colon, ovaries, skin and womb.

                              QUARTZ SPECULARITE w/HEMATITE


                              well specularite is a form of hematite. sometimes specularite is known as Specular Hematite. so keep this in mind if you find this stone. basically this is just another form of Quartz associated with Hematite.

                              These are good for the environment BUT, they tend to be so-so to weak for direct uses .
                              These are are more of a background or support stone for other stones or energywork/magic/etc.
                              The best use for this stone is secondary energy raising for healing or any other purpose as the energies tend to meld with each other without problems.

                              bottom line is this , it's not recommended for direct use but recommended for enhancing the environment.



                              this link gives full detail: the link
                              Galena is a common and popular mineral for rock hounds. Its characteristic cubes, distinctive cleavage and high density make it easy to identify and a favorite in high school geology labs. The structure of Galena is identical to that of halite, NaCl. The two minerals have the same crystal shapes, symmetry and cleavage. Some Galena may contain up to 1% silver in place of lead. The large volume of Galena that is processed for lead produces enough Silver as a by product to make Galena the leading ore of Silver.
                              PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:
                              Color is lead to silver gray sometimes with a bluish tint.
                              Luster is metallic to dull in weathered faces.
                              Transparency crystals are opaque.
                              Crystal System is isometric; 4/m bar 3 2/m
                              Crystal Habits include the cube, octahedron and combinations of the two. Spinel twinning is possible forming flattened crystals. Also massive and granular.
                              Cleavage is perfect in four direction forming cubes.
                              Fracture is uneven and rarely seen because of the perfect cleavage.
                              Hardness is 2.5+
                              Specific Gravity is approximately 7.5+ (heavy even for metallic minerals)
                              Streak is lead gray
                              Associated Minerals are calcite, dolomite, sphalerite, pyrite and other sulfide minerals, also lead oxidation minerals such as cerussite and anglesite.
                              Other Characteristics: brighter metallic luster on cleavage surfaces than on crystal faces.
                              Notable Occurances include Texas-Oklahoma-Missouri area, USA; Germany, Peru, Mexico, Zambia, and England.
                              Best Field Indicators are crystal habit, cleavage and, perhaps most importantly, densit



                              Gold is the most magical of all metals and is usually associated with solar magic and deities of the sun. Gold enhances any magical workings

                              I primary use pyrite as a gold substitution. also less expensive.

                              other forms of gold are combinations of other minerials:

                              white gold:the highest level of white gold is 18 carat . White gold is mixed with yellow gold(natural) and nickel or palladium or silver or even palladium. karats are 18,12 and 9 .Although this gold is more costly. the gold might coat nickel but the outter layer itself is pure gold. hence the different karats. some people have an allergic reaction to this type of gold.

                              rose gold:usually gold with copper added to it gives off a rose color to it

                              green gold: gold with silver

                              purple gold: aka as amethyst gold or violet gold which is 79% gold mixed with aluminium .

                              blue gold: gold and indium

                              black gold: although oil is sometimes called black gold. one way it's made is by electro-deposition using black rhodium or ruthenium . and another way is oxidation of gold containing cobalt or chromium . Amorphous carbon is also used some times, with the Plasma Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition process

                              Gaia stone


                              Gaia stone is sometimes called Helenite or emerald obsidianite

                              This is a man-made stone made by fusing together the ash from the Mt. St. Helen's eruption with green glass.the glass itself from what i gather didn`t come from the volcano. for all i know they coulda used 7-up or green beer bottles to get the glass.

                              associated with the heart chakra
                              used to balance all the chakras
                              associated with the Goddess connection
                              attracts earth and nature spirits
                              assists in bringing prosperity
                              given to people to assist in the self-healing of emotional wounds/truamas
                              carries the Earth's energy
                              sometimes referred to as the Soul of the Earth

                              Now some people will refer it as green glass that was junk or someone and just scamming the public . It was not worth being considered a real healing stone.
                              Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Dragons, For You Are Crunchy And Good With Kethup.


                                Re: Lightdragon's Crystal/Stone Info Thread

                                Dyed Howlite


                                ok . i might add to this thread as howlite is usually dyed blue ,green ,navy blue and sometimes red as well as other colors. I`m gonna start off with the blue dyed variety.
                                Howlite that is dyed blue is sometimes called TURQURENTIE. sometimes it is passed off as turquoise. Although it is not as powerful in its energies as genuine Turquoise, it does take on some of the properties of Turquoise, in addition to the natural properties of Howlite. These include dispelling an excessively critical nature, diminishing selfishness and facetiousness. promoting reasoning, observation and patience. For healing purposes it is believed to reduce pain, stress and rage. It can be used in the treatment of disorders of the teeth, bones and muscles. Also believed to help fevers

                                Nebula Stones


                                This is a recently discovered stone from Mexico. sometimes it is called Supernova stone. This stone is NOT mined by blasting.

                                What is this stone??? It's believed to be a quartz pentellerite formed as "a glassy unit that devitrified slowly under quiescent conditions." so what is quartz pentellerite. well that it was molten and cooled slowly allowing minerials to seperate and loose it's glassy appearance. This allowed the orbicules (or spherulites) to form as the different component minerals cooled and crystallized at various rates. It is these little clusters or spherulites of discrete
                                minerals which give the sky-like appearance to Nebula Stone.
                                The minerals of which Nebula Stone are made include quartz, anorthoclase feldspar, riebeckite and aegirine. The first two form the groundmass of the gem, while the latter two are an integral part of the spherulites. It's still in debate wether this stone is igneous or metamorphic. some samples have found zircon in it. and it debated back and fourth that it is a type of jade. also a study of using a x-ray dispersion analysis (EDX) in a scanning electronic microscope. als an x-ray defraction was used and found there was no magnesium and calcium which defintely elimates the possbility of this being a form of jade nephite. also found was the presence of acmite (a pyroxene) and even a trace of epidote in some samples. Which means this could be a low-grade metamorphic type which could have originally been a basalt or chert. Another suggestion is that the rock could have started out as a syenite, ending up as a pyroxene-feldspar schist.
                                Bottom line: it's still in debate as to whether this stone is igneous or metamorphic.

                                ok this stone is a dark green to almost black stone with green areas which gives the impression of a nebula.Which helps give the meaning "as above, as below" more of a meaning. what forms natually on earth will form natually in the heavens. it helps us to accept that we are part of the cosmos or universe.

                                The stone is used to enhance memory and let go of old thoughts no longer useful and go onto new thoughts that are useful to a person. it helps dispel fears and aids in dream recalling. As well as meditations and can help you remember the cycle of life: birth,death, and rebirth. also helps in contacting the inner realms. also gives vitality and greater energy(what sort of greater energy, i don`t know.)

                                aids in cleansing of the kidneys.

                                Sulphur aka Brimstone(powdered sulphur)


                                Sulphur aka Brimstone(powdered sulphur),sulfer, sulfur.

                                Sulphur is a stone of energy and vitality which can help remove negative thoughts and feelings. Dispels or prevents a hex on you; destroys someones power over you. used in protection,exorcisms, and to an extent seperation spells. At one time it was believed by burning it ,it would cause evil spirits to flee.

                                Calms the turmoil, clears negativity and finds peace. Lightens the surroundings and brightens the day . The vitality properties of sulphur are said to bring protection and purification. It is used in metaphysics to purify and detoxify environments, thoughts, and even the energy fields of people. Traditional and mystical lore repute that sulphur is helpful for the skin, digestion, arthritis, recuperation, muscles, back-aches, feet, chemotherapy related discomforts and detoxification of substances or toxins.

                                Sulphur is a mineral species in the Orthorhombic crystal system, the chemical composition is pure . Sulphur, sometimes contains Selenium and Tellurium. The refractive index is around 1.95 and the specific gravity is 2.07. Sulphur is a very soft mineral, only a 1-2 on the hardness scale. Sulphur is usually seen as vivid yellow crystals on matrix. The main localities for this mineral are Mexico, California, USA, and Italy.

                                Sulphur is considered to be related primarily to the solar plexus chakra.



                                general info reguarding Jasper.

                                in addition it's black and white and is a form of marble. Another name for it is ocean stone.



                                metaphysically they have the same charactistics of rubies.
                                in ancient times they were refered to as female rubies. Also pink diamonds are one of the rarest of gems and often pink saphires are much cheaper replacement .

                                Manhattan Schist


                                ok. Here's something people usually overlook. the very ground or stones in which you walk. one thing about the sidewalks of New York is they have a lot of sparkle or shiny stuff added in the concrete. the reason for that is because the sidewalks are made up of a stone called Manhattan Schist.

                                A Schist is a medium grade metamorphic rock which has various minerials such as micas,chlorite,talc,graphite and other minerials as well. Quartz is sometimes formed from this and is often called qurtz schists. Mainly it is 50% or more of platy and elongated minerials often combined with quartz and feldspars. also it easily brakes up into flakes and slabs. Most schists are Micca but other types are known as well.

                                It was formed about 450 million years ago which makes it the second oldest of NYC's bedrocks.(the oldest is Fordham gneiss.). Because of this bedrock, skyscrapers can be errected. If the schist is too far below, then skyscrapers are not wise to errect.
                                The depth of which it can be found anywhere from 18 ft. below Times Square to 260 ft. below Greenwich Village.

                                It can be identified by it's glittering appearance caused by the white flecks of mica within it.

                                It's located mainly in lower and upper Manhattan.
                                Other bedrock formations in NYC are Fordham Gneiss which is found mainly in the Bronx; the Hartland formation from central Manhattan,Bronx,Brooklyn and Queens;
                                Inwood marble beneath Manhattan and the rivers that surround it; and Staten Island serpentinite which of course is from Staten island.

                                Nevada lapis


                                Nevada Lapis: other name is Atlas Stone, Lapis Jade,Lapis Nevada,Nevada stone. Nevada lapis is it's commerical name.

                                . this is a stone that has the following elements in it: thulite, scapolite, sericite, diopside and epidote, with a small amount of feldspar, quartz, zoisite, clinozoisite, actinolite and apatite.

                                MOH 's scale is 6.

                                astrological signs are Taurus and Gemini.

                                helps with back problems and is a stone of the 4th chakra as being both green and pink which are the traditional colors of the 4th chakra. it's name ,Atlas stone,was given to it as it helps to ease carrying heavy burdens. Also helps with creativity ,protection , instills courage as well as forgiveness
                                Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Dragons, For You Are Crunchy And Good With Kethup.