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Cinnabar | History & Properties

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Cinnabar is a deep red crystal that forms found recent volcanic activity. It is a mercury sulfide mineral that forms tabular rhombohedral and prismatic crystals that can be quite striking. Used for thousands of years across many cultures, Cinnabar has a long history as a stone of Alchemy, magic, inspiration, and protection.  Cinnabar History Throughout history, Cinnabar has been used as a symbol of blood, victory, success, the duality of life and death, and immortality. Cinnabar is one of a very few minerals that was independently discovered and utilized by ancient people throughout the world. People in nearly every country where volcanoes are...

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Garnierite | Resilience & Imagination

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What is Garnierite? Garnierite is a term used to describe the green pockets of stone found within weathered, serpentinized rocks. These green areas are an important ore of Nickel, which gives Garnierite is green color. Garnierite does not have an agreed-upon chemical formula, it is closely related to Serpentine and associated with Olivine and Peridotite. Deposits of Garnierite have been found in South Africa, The Dominican Republic, Oregon, and several other locations. The appearance varies in each deposit. Garnierite Appearance One of the first things many notice about Garnierite is its unique, almost indescribable coloring. Overall, they have a lovely...

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Tetrahedrite | Stone of Achievement

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While Tetrahedrite is usually sought by collectors, it does offer particular healing properties. Tetrahedrite’s high Antimony content makes this a stone of intelligence, achievement and quick-thinking.

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Aegirine | Stone of Light

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Metaphysically, Aegirine is a premier stone of repairing the Aura and removing negative attachments from ones energy field. It is a clearing stone, that helps remove spiritual ‘residue’ that can linger in ones field. 

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Galena Healing Properties

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Galena Properties: Tolerance ~ Peace ~ Harmony The ultimate grounding stone, this heavy crystal forms in metallic cubes that may look faintly blue or pink. Ancient Egyptians used it as kohl under their eyes to reduce the sun’s glare and to protect them from diseases carried by flies. As a grounding stone, Galena supports the root chakra, allowing us to feel secure and protected. It plants us firmly on the Earth, giving us a renewed sense of stability and even belonging. Galena is best known for its ability to give us insight into all aspects of the self and helping...

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