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CRYSTALS AND MINERALS Q - T

These pages provide information about the following crystals. We have a variety of crystals available, both in their raw form right from the ground, as well as cut and polished pieces. Our stock changes frequently, so look out for new arrivals. They are listed alphabetically.
 


Quartz
Quartz Quartz is Silcon Dioxide, one of the most abundant minerals in the world. Metaphysical properties: the universal stone. Corresponds to all zodiac signs, a pure and powerful energy source. Receives, activates, stores, transmits, and amplifies energy. Stimulates and activates all levels of consciousness.

Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite is manganese carbonate; often contains calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc. Hardness: 3.5. Metaphysical Properties: Stone of love and balance. Assists in expanding consciousness, and healing Mother Earth. Balances emotions and male/female energies.

Rhodonite
Rhodonite is manganese Silicate, often with Calcium. Hardness: 5.5 - 6. Metaphysical Properties: Balance, attunement wtih spirituality. Love, potential, dispels stress. Corresponds to the Heart Chakra. Rhodonite varies from a baby pink to deep pink, with black and brown veins and/or spots.

Rhyolite
Rhyolite is composed of Feldspar and Quartz. Metaphysical Properties: Rhyolite represents change, variety, creativity, progress, insight, strength, and self-realization. Rhyolite is a stone of both resolution and clearing the way for the future..

Rock Salt
These natural mineral Salt Crystals are millions of years old, and are mined 800 meters underground in one of the world's oldest mines of rock salt. Salt rock crystal is known for its ability to ionize the air, thus enhancing your well being and improving your health. 

Rosasite
Rosasite is named after its discovery locality, the Rosas Mine, in Sardinia, Italy. Chemical Composition: (Cu,Zn)2 (CO 3)(OH)2. Hardness: 4.5. Metaphysical Properties: precision, perceptiveness, aptitude. Corresponding Chakras: Heart and Throat chakras

Rose Quartz
Soft pink in color, Rose Quartz usually occurs in massive form, rarely in crystal form. Metaphysical Properties: the love stone! Adds positive love energy to relationships. Compassion and forgiveness. It is calming, and helps clear anger, resentment, jealousy, and fears. Replaces negativity with harmony. 

Ruby
Ruby is a type of corundum, aluminium oxide with chromium. Hardness: 9. Metaphysical Properties: Love, purity, spiritual wisdom, knowledge, wealth. Amplifies energy. Protective. Chakra: Heart

Rutilated Quartz
Rutilated Quartz is identified as quartz crystal containing rutile crystals growing within it. Metaphysical Properties: Rutilated quartz is known to intensify the power of the quartz crystal. Excellent for astral travel, insight, awareness, and communication with that beyond our physical realm. 

Sapphire
Sapphire is Corundum. Colors include blue, white, black, purple, yellow, and green. Metaphysical Properties: Joy, peace, beauty, intuition. Known as a stone of "prosperity." Supports the fulfilment of dreams and desires of the consciousness.

Selenite
Selenite is Hydrous Calcium Sulfate (gypsum.) Hardness: 1 1/2 - 2. Metaphysical Properties: Mental clarity, insight, awareness. In meditation, can be used as a tool to aid in accessing past and future lives, by gently rubbing the stone. Beneficial to the spinal column and skeletal system. 

Septarian Nodules
Septarian Nodules formed between 50 to 70 million years ago. Septarians are composed of Calcite (The Yellow Centers), Aragonite (The Brown Lines), and the outer grey rock is Limestone.

Serpentine
Serpentine is a metamorphic rock. Metaphysical Properties: said to have been one of the stones used in the breastplate of the high priest. Provides clear pathway for the rise of the Kundalini. It can be used to clear clouded areas of the chakras. Excellent for meditation.

Smoky Quartz
The coloration of Smoky Quartz is due to natural radiation occurring in its environment. Crystals can also be smoky in color from the presence of sodium. Metaphysical Properties: Dissipates negativity. Balances energies of mind and body. Good for meditation. Protective and grounding stone.

Sodalite
Sodalite is a form of Quartz, Silicon Dioxide. Hardness: 7 Metaphysical Properties: Logic, intellect, efficiency. Truth of emotions. Also good for fellowship, sense of commonality in groups. Corresponds to the Throat Chakra.

Spinel
Spinel's chemical compositio is: Mg Al2 O4. Hardness: 8. Metaphysical Properties: Renews energy, rejuvenates, "stone of immortality." Red Spinel in particular stimulates strength and physical vitality. Chakra: Root

Spirit Quartz
Spirit Quartz, also known as Cactus Quartz, is from South Africa.  Spirit Quartz immediately activates and opens the crown chakra. Crystal of love, abundance, and forgiveness. Spirit Quartz is also known for cleansing and activating other crystals, use in dreaming, astral projection, and visioning.

Staurolite
Staurolite is also known as the "fairy stone" or "fairy cross" when it occurs in a cross formation. Metaphysical Properties: Known as a talisman of good luck. Aids relief of stress and depression. Connection and balance between physical, astral, and extra-terrestrial planes. 

Stibnite
Stibnite is a metallic mineral, Antimony Trisulfide; small amounts of iron, copper, or lead may be present. Formula Sb2S3. Location: China. Hardness: 2. Metaphysical Properties: Protection, condusive to meditation. Totem stone of the Wolf. Chakra: Root

Stilbite
Stilbite is within the Zeolite mineral group. Hydrous calcium, sodium, aluminum silicate. Hardness: 3.5 - 4. Metaphysical Properties: creativity and intuitive energies. Corresponding Astrological Sign: Aries

Stromatolite
stromatolite

Stromatolites or stromatoliths ( from the Greek stroma, meaning bed, and lithos, rock) are layered accretionary structures formed in shallow water by the trapping, binding and cementation of sedimentary grains by biofilms of microorganisms. Stromatolites provide some of the most ancient records of life on Earth. Some date to over 3.5 billion years old. Stromatolites can exhibit beautiful patterns. Stromatolite can be considered either a stone or fossil.


Sunstone
Sunstone is a form of oligoclase, a feldspar mineral. Minute hematite scales produce the reflective properties. Also known as Aventurine Feldspar. Metaphysical Properties: alleviates stress, increases vitality. Independence and originality. Good fortune to those who wear or carry it. 

Tanzanite
Tanzanite is the blue form of gem Zoisite, Calcium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide. Hardness: 6.5 - 7. Location: Tanzania, Africa. Metaphysical Properties: Protection, safety. Perfect symmetry of personal power and actualization. Brings together all aspects of communication and psychic power.

Tigereye
Tigereye is Silicon Dioxide, SiO2, chatoyant quartz. Hardness: 7. Metaphysical Properties: Grounding, balancing, earthy. Promotes optimism, psychic ability and intuition. Stimulates awareness and understanding. Has been used to attract and maintain wealth. 

Topaz
Topaz is an aluminum fluorsilicate. Hardness: 8. Metaphysical Properties: Topaz is the crystal of love and success. Promotes individuality, expression, and creativity. Stores energy, thoughts, love. Activates first three chakras. Corresponding Astrological Signs: Sagittarius, Leo, Pisces

Tiger Iron
Tiger Iron is a combination of tiger eye with the mineral Hematite. Metaphysical Properties: combines properties of both minerals - grounding, balancing, earthy. Promotes optimism, psychic ability, intuition. Enhances mental activity. Balances yin/yang energies and emotions. Dissolves negativity.

Tourmaline
Tourmaline is a complex silicate of boron and aluminum, composition varies. Hardness: 7 - 7 1/2. Metaphysical Attributes: Inspiration, understanding, confidence. Balances male/female energies and the mind. Tourmaline occurs in a variety of colors, each with its own metaphysical properties.

Tremolite
Tremolite is a member of the amphibole group of silicate minerals. Hardness: 5-6. Metaphysical Properties: it is considered a regional stone and conveys the force of the region of the earth in which it resides. Can be used as a stabilizing and balancing force in chaotic areas.

Tsavorite
Tsavorite is a calcium-aluminium garnet, known as grossular. The presence of vanadium or chromium create the green color. Hardness: 7 - 7.5. Metaphysical Properties: Knowledge and eternal love. Knowing oneself. Enhances channeling, visions, psychic communication, and contact with the spiritual world.

Turquoise
Turquoise is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminum, may also contain some iron. Hardness: 5-6. Metaphysical Properties: Communication, protection, grounding. Spirituality, connection between physical and spiritual planes. Attunes chakras.