Day one Minerals

Aragonite 

Aragonite is one that I have always admired. Deep down I have always felt as if it was telling me to look, but not touch. These star clusters seemed fragile and delicate, but when I finally got close to one, the foundation was strong and sturdy.unnamed

For over eight years I have been studying crystals and their healing powers. Aragonites metaphysical properties held a strong reputation, being a powerhouse mineral; one that gets to the core of any situation. If you have a situation you are sweeping under the rug, this crystal will bring it up. It will also bring up fear, anger, unresolved emotions and every other cobweb in your mind.

rock6On the positive side, the aragonite meaning has this lure about it that seems to tell us IF you deal with your self-perceived dark side, there is a gift waiting for you on the other side. It invites you to come closer, to look deep within all the tubes of energy that all originate from one central point. The aragonite meaning emanates this is the light. Each tube of energy beams light outwards, surrounding you with a web of light. You will be and feel better than before, but you must face your dark side to feel its light. Aragonite says, I am a cluster of light, and you too can also feel like a star shining bright in the skyYou can be a human star, BUT you must walk through the void, as the light awaits you. 

Aragonite is a carbonate mineral, one of the two common, naturally occurring, crystal forms of calcium carbonate,CaCO3 (the other form being the mineral calcite). It is formed by biological and physical processes, including precipitation from marine and freshwater environments.

Aragonite’s crystal lattice differs from that of calcite, resulting in a different crystal shape, an orthorhombic system with acicular crystals. Repeated twinning results in pseudo-hexagonal forms. Aragonite may be columnar or fibrous, occasionally in branching stalactitic forms called flos-ferri (“flowers of iron”) from their association with the ores at the Carinthian iron mines. – Mindat.org

Aragonite is considered essential for the replication of reef conditions. Providing the materials needed for much sea life and also keeping the pH close to its natural levels. Preventing the dissolution of biogenic calcium carbonate. Aragonite has been also successfully tested for the removal of pollutants like cobalt, zinc, and lead from contaminated wastewaters.

Azurite Malachite

malchite3Azurite owes its name to its beautiful azure-blue color, which makes it a very popular and well-known mineral. It usually occurs with green Malachite, which may form green stains or specks on Azurite crystals or aggregates. The two minerals sometimes occur admixed or banded together, forming what is called “Azure-malachite” in the gem and mineral trades. A rarer Azurite mixture, known as “Bluebird”, is Azurite mixed with dark red Cuprite. Azurite, “Azure-malachite”, and “Bluebird” all have gem uses.

malchite2In some localities, the Azurite undergoes a chemical change and loses some hydroxyl, altering the Azurite to Malachite, but retaining the crystal shape of the original Azurite. Sometimes, only part of the Azurite is altered to Malachite, while the other part remains as Azurite. Such specimens are green on one end and blue on the other.

Azurite is very soothing and calming for the emotions. It enhances one’s psychic abilities and is very good to use in all general healing uses. You can use the smaller nodules on your closed eyes to soothe and sharpen the eyesight. It can be used to balance the electrochemical system of the body and provide a flow of energy from the 3rd eye to the heart chakra. It is a very inspirational stone indeed!

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Malachite is a superb stone for treating trauma, be it emotional or physical. It has a very absorbent and drawing nature, so if one places Malachite next to the traumatized area, it will “draw” the trauma out. Due to this absorbent nature Malachite needs to be cleaned fairly regularly, especially if you notice the color fading. Burying it in earth is a very effective method.

Malachite has a very centering energy about it, great for helping one find their place in the universe. It helps with reconstruction on a cellular level, particularly the skeletal structure.
Malachite is an all rounder, grounding, expanding, and nurturing. It is a bridge between the intuitive and intellectual sides of ourselves.

Geode 

Geodes are rock and crystalline formations found in volcanic and sedimentary rock. Geodes are essentially rock cavities or vugs with internal crystal formations or concentric banding. The exterior of the most common geodes is generally limestone or a related rock, while the interior contains quartz crystals and/or chalcedony deposits. Other geodes are completely filled with crystal, being solid all the way through. These types of geodes are called nodules.

 

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Geode is especially good for kids. It’s a powerful stone that can sooth and relax you.  It also can aid and reinforce the body’s connection to the world. It can give power, force, audacity, and diminishes fears, all of which amplify self-confidence. In, addition geode can also help reduce feelings of jealousy by grounding the passions.

 

It is a gemstone of synchronization and brings the component of one’s being into an agreement, and it significantly improves healing. Also, increases ingenuity and motivates the intelligence. It is considered a stone that conveys good fate. It functions with chakras based on stone color.

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Geodes small or medium make for nifty paperweights in an office or even on your home desk. Medium to larger ones make useful and sturdy bookends for a home library or an office. Geodes from many different sizes can be split open then polished to produce a one-of-a-kind dish or bowl to a variety of household objects. Larger geodes make for a gorgeous and stunning glass top coffee or end tables.

 

Barite and Cerussite over Galena

All over the world Barite can be found in natural deposits. Many formative processes including geothermal deposition and evaporation can contribute to formation of this particular mineral, which is often found in association with materials like hematite and sandstone. It consists in nature of loose crystal formations which often cleave readily. The crystals can be a variety of colors such as brown, gray, white, and red to rose-colored, depending on the neighboring mineral compounds. Pure barite has the mineral formula BaSO4, otherwise known as barium sulfate.

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A few companies utilize this mineral as a packer material in concrete and other products. It also can be effective for radiation shielding, where concrete layers and other materials create a wall to isolate an area with radioactive substances. Processed barite in form of barium is used for certain medical imaging studies. Because this mineral is opaque on x-rays, patients will swallow it. This allows medical professionals and doctors to study the digestive tract and throat. However, it is not soluble in H20 and is eliminated by the body without accumulating in tissues like the kidneys and liver. Healers are known to use barite to assist in balancing brain chemistry in enhancing ones memory.

Vanadinite on White Barite 

Vanadinite would hardly be as famous if not for the outstanding locality of Mibladen, Morocco. This locality has by far produced the most outstanding crystals of beautiful color and form, and in great abundance. These crystals are usually dense forms of blood-red hexagonal plates. The color contrast of the red vanadinite against a white barite makes for a very attractive specimen.

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This specimen is one of the key industrial ores of the metal vanadium and a minor source of lead. Roughly 80% of vanadium produced is used as a steel additive. Vanadium-steel alloys are extraordinarily tough and are used for amour plate, tools, piston rods, axles, and crankshafts. Less than 1% of vanadium, and as little chromium, makes steel shock resistant and vibration resistant. Vanadium alloys are used in nuclear reactors because of vanadium’s low neutron-absorbing properties.  Vanadium (V) oxide is used as a pigment for ceramics and glass, as a catalyst and in producing superconducting magnets.

 

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This Specimen is tremendous for those who have troubles accepting their physicality; Vanadinite has a compelling connection with the earth chakra. Helping ground the soul into the physical body, assisting in being comfortable in the earth environment. Teaching how to conserve energy, it opens an internal channel within the body to receive universal energy, shutting off mind babble, facilitating a state of “no mind” or can be used consciously to direct awareness for metaphysical vision and journeying. This stone fills the breakage between thought and ones intellect. Defining goals, it combines sensible thought with internal guidance.

These beautiful pieces are also available for purchase. If interested in knowing more please feel free to message me. I hope you enjoyed learning of some of Gods beautiful work. Have a beautiful week and God Bless.

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