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Properties of Stones and Crystals

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 Iron Stones: Hematite & Magnetite

Mastadon Ivory - click to enlarge

Mastodon Ivory
Dissipates restlessness, anxiety & moodiness. Energy of purity. Promotes vitality.


Called adularia in mineralogical terms. A variety of mineral feldspar that has a soft, pearly luster. Highest grade is white and/or has a blue iridescence. Lower grades are grey, brown, yellow, peach, or orange and have opalescence or schiller (twinkling).

A female stone good for all women going through transitional stages. Commonly used for period pains. Makes conscious the unconscious and promotes intuition and empathy. Promotes lucid dreaming, especially at the full moon. Enhances psychic abilities and helps develop clairvoyance, worn as a pendent it encourages you to accept your psychic gifts. Balances male and female energies, perfect antidote for the excessively macho man or the overly aggressive female. Opens the mind to sudden impulses, serendipity and synchronically, care should be taken that it does not induce illusions. Placed under the pillow it will allow for a more peaceful sleep, and is often used as a cure for insomnia, along with amethyst. Moonstone is also used as a stand in for pearl, when pearl is not available.
Black Associated with the dark moon time of the month, brings hidden info to light. Associated with the darker aspects of the goddess. Helps one to look within and face your shadow self.
Blue: color enhanced, refined, high vibrational stone, activation. Creates a gateway to exceedingly high levels of consciousness and mult-dimentions. Enables you to have a foot in both worlds with no duality or conflict and complete clarity of awareness.
Peach or Apricot
Wonderful stone of soothing, feminine energy. Calming yet also brightens the emotions and helps to improve the wearer's self-image. It reminds us of our own worth and divinity. Invokes sensuality and gentle passion. The color reminds of the enchanted feeling when the full moon is huge, orange and low on the horizon.
Silver Grey
Invokes the reflective, intuitive power and Goddess energy of the waning moon. Eases frustrations and lends a greater ability ability to flow and move in harmony natural tides of life.

Rainbow - is actually white labradorite.


I have used many sources to obtain stone property info and also rely on my own experiences.

On occasion I have found the same info from more than one source.

Here is a list of books I have used:

Crystal, Gem &
Metal Magic

by Scott Cunningham

The Crystal Bible
by Judy Hall

The Crystal Bible 2
by Judy Hall

The Essential Guide to

by Simon & Sue Lilly

Body Mind Spirit
Guide Magazine

Rock of the Month
articles, usually
submitted by
Earth Lore


Black Obsidian - click to enlarge

Obsidian, Black
Formed when lava is quickly cooled. Works extremely fast and with great power (due to the fact that it cooled so quickly it had no time to crystallize) Nothing can be hidden from obsidian. Helps us to grow. Deep soul healing. Strongly protective, forming a shield against negativity. Blocks psychic attacks and removes negative spiritual influences. If placed by bed or under a pillow can draw out mental stress and tension, may have a calming effect but can also bring up the reason for that stress. Since it is so effective in soaking up negative energies, it must be cleaned under running water often. Stimulates growth on all levels, urges exploration of the unknown, opening new horizons. Brings purification, transformation, inner growth, fulfillment, metamorphoses, manifestation, introspection, practicality, psychic ability and the correct use of inner power. This stone exposes our rationalizations and illusions about ourselves. Powerful and creative, grounds the soul and spiritual forces into the physical plane. Self control. Reverses previous misuse of power and addresses power issues on all levels teaching to be empowered for the good of all.

According to my research, Apache Tear is a certain type of obsidian. Apache Tears are translucent when held to the light. If you cannot see through it then it is obsidian.


Obsidian, Mahogany
Excellent grounding and protective stone. Can assist in finding the hidden factors around situations so that the right action can be taken. It inhibits or slows down the development of negative energies and can additionally remove energy blockages. Provides us with inner strength in times of need and is said to reduce tension. Whatever it is that you dedicate your life to, or whatever you aspire to, Mahogany Obsidian can add vitality to your life and help you to better achieve your aims. Gentler energy than black, grounds and protects, gives strength in time of need, vitalizes purpose, eliminates energy blockages and stimulates growth on all levels. Stabilizing stone that strengthens a weak aura and restores the correct spin to the sacral and solar plexus chakras. Worn on the body, relives pain and improves circulation. promotes acceptance of our sensuality and sexuality . Decision making.

Rainbow Obsidian - click to enlarge

Obsidian, Rainbow
Gentler energies but strong protective properties. Teaches you about your spiritual nature. Worn as a pendent absorbs negative energy from the aura and draws off stress from the body.

This effect happens when light hits the obsidian, showing a gold or silver effect within the stone. It may be a while before I can get a good picture of this effect.


Obsidian, Gold or Silver Sheen
Gold sheen increases self-control and is useful for habit-breaking. particularly effective for scrying. Clears negative energy. Aligns one to their goals, provides direction in life.

Silver sheen enhances mediation, perfect for crystal gazing, brings advantages throughout life, patience, perseverance. Elimates feelings of futility and ego conflict which allows you to follow your spiritual path.

Snowflake Obsidian - click to enlarge

Obsidian, Snowflake
Black obsidian with white "snowflakes". A very powerful healing stone that absorbs negativity and offers protection for sensitive people. Provides balance for the body, mind and spirit. It is a stone of purity, bringing balance to mind, body and spirit. Keeps us balanced during times of change. This stone releases many pent up feelings, use rose quartz after working with it to help relieve the feelings this stone can unearth.


Black Onyx

Onxy, Black
Onyx is actually a layered type of agate made of quartz, chalcedony, and opal. What is labeled as black onyx is either the part of the stone that is completely black or has only a little white banding. Most black onyx that is commercially available today is color enhanced (heated and dyed) to increase it's depth of color, although this process does not decrease it's value in any manner.

A grounding stone that is valuable in difficult or confusing times. Enhances self control, steadfastness and determination. Sets ones mind to a task. Extremely helpful to people to who are in the process of "letting go" or releasing past attachments. Helps banish grief.

Since antiquity, onyx has been known to be used as protection against black magic, as well as defensive magic when negativity is directed toward you.

Petrified Wood - click to enlarge

Petrified Wood - Raw

Arizona Petrified Wood
Arizona petrified wood

Petrified Wood
Petrified wood can assist anyone who is feeling stuck or experiencing being frozen in time. Helps to create balance and offers a foundation from which to launch new goals or undertake a different path. A wonderful grounding stone. It helps calm scattered energies. Particularly useful in calming survival-based fears, as it assists one in accessing their practical side for answers, then offering a feelings of safety and security. A stone of business success, and a good stone for general protection. It also offers "gentle hours in the day", to assist one in keeping pace with the day, keeping the hours from neither hurrying by or moving to are therefore moving forward in a good and steady way. Helps one feel that all will be right, and to be connected to their spirit in such a way that ones knows that time is not really what it appears, and that there is no such real thing as time...just forever.

During a crisis, a piece of Petrified Wood will give you strength and support, providing insight into cause and effect. You will remember lessons, avoiding repetitive mistakes. Helps you forget petty worries, so that no thought or action is useless. Excellent gem for leaders. It has endured the ravaging changes of time and become stronger, as will you if you ask for its help in your leadership role. Longevity, past life regression, healing, protection

Clear Quartz aka Ice Quartz, Crystal Quartz
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Milky Quartz aka Snow Quartz Go to Quartz Page

Rose Quartz Go to Quartz Page

Smoky Quartz Go to Quartz Page

Quartz, Tourmalinated Go to Quartz Page



Rhodonite with Pyrite - Click to enlarge
Rhodonite with Pyrite

An aid to the heart, promotes friendship and goodwill. Emotional balancer that nurtures love and encourages the brotherhood of humanity. Has the ability to show both sides of an issue. Stimulates, clears and activates the heart and heart chakra. Grounds energy, balances yin and yang, aids in achieving one’s highest potential. Enhances mantra based meditation, aligning the soul more closely to the vibration. “First aid stone’ that heals emotional shock and panic, lending supportive energy to the soul during the process. Extremely beneficial in cases of emotional self destruction, codependency and abuse. Clears away emotional wounds and scars from the past, brings up painful emotions such as festering resentment or anger and transmutes it. Helps you to recognize that revenge is self destructive and promotes remaining calm in dangerous or upsetting situations. Builds up confidence and alleviates confusion.

Rhodonite with Pyrite - combines the properties of each

A conducting and energizing stone. Fosters intelligence, logic, and creativity. Encourages communication between the conscious and subconscious minds and in between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. It promotes psychic development, memory and optimism. It allows one to unfold their unique talents and abilities. Excellent energy shield, blocks out negative energy and pollutants at all levels. Positive stone, overcomes inertia and feelings of inadequacy, facilitates tapping into abilities and potential, stimulating the flow of ideas.

Ruby inZoisite

Ruby in Zoisite
Ruby crystals embedded in green zoisite. Amplifies the entire energy field of the body, which helps us to realize and reach our potential. The combination of ruby zoisite has been seen as magical. Very powerful gemstone for psychic abilities. Can be used for channeling spirits. In Asian countries it was used by healers for diagnostic healing. It is a creative gemstone and is very helpful to bring out creative energies. Because zoisite has stabilizing qualities this helps the person to realize their own ideas and innate creativity. On its own ruby is associated with passion and can bring anger to the surface. But teamed with zoisite, because of its cooling and stabilizing qualities, softens the ruby's qualities. The colour red in correlation to the chakras applies to creativity and sexuality. The colour green relates to healing, balancing, and abundance. Because of this mix ruby zoisite is great for when passion seems overwhelming. Great for mending broken hearts and helping to calm obsessive feelings towards another person. Used in treatment of heart, spleen, pancreas and lung disorders and also helps toxins and chemicals to exit the body quickly.

Side note: Zoisite was only discovered in the 19th C. It was named after Barn von Zois who discovered it in Austria. It was made famous by Tiffany Jewelers after which it has become a highly sought after gemstone. Ruby in Zoisite is zoisite with ruby inclusions. Source:

A blend of sard and onyx and therefore has the straight white bands of onyx and the brownish red color of sard. Strength and protection. Invokes integrity and virtuous conduct, the search for meaningful existence. Brings lasting happiness and stability to marriage and partnerships, attracts friends and good fortune. Can be girded around the house and garden to prevent crime. Supplements willpower and strengthens character, increases stamina, vigor and self control. Alleviates depression and overcomes hesitancy. Improves perception, aids processing of information.

Sodalite - click to enlarge

Alleviates fear, Calms and clears the mind. Enhances communication. Unites logic with intuition, opens spiritual perception. Deepens meditation. Instills a drive for truth and urge toward idealism, to be true to yourself and stand up for beliefs. Clears electromagnet pollution and can be placed on computer to block their emanations. Helpful for people who are sensitive sick buildings or electromagnetic smog. Useful for group work as it brings harmony and solidarity of purpose, stimulates trust and companionship between members of the group, encouraging interdepence. Eliminates mental confusion and intellectual bondage, encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth, intuitive perception, and the verbalization of feelings. Calms the mind, allowing new information to be received. Stimulates the release of old mental conditioning and rigid mind sets, creating space to put new insights in practice. Brings emotional balance, calms panic attacks. Transforms defensive or oversensitive personality, releasing core fears, phobias and guilt that hold you back from being who you truly are. Enhances self esteem, self acceptance, self trust.

True sodalite will be dark blue with white lines running through it. Denim Lapis is sometimes sold as sodalite.

Gold Tiger Eye
Gold/Yellow Tiger Eye

Blue Tiger Eye - click to enlarge
Blue Tiger Eye

Red Tiger Eye
Red Tiger Eye

Tiger Eye
Gold/Yellow: Combines earth energy with energy of the sun to create a high vibrational state that is nevertheless grounded, drawing the spiritual energies to earth. Placed on third eye it enhances psychic ability and balances the lower chakras, stiumlating the rise of kundalini energy. Beneficial to the digestive system. Inspires you to be brave. Stone of protection that is also very grounding. Traditionally carried to guard against ill wishing and curses. It enhances integrity, willpower, practicality, and correct use of power. It is a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money. Especially protective during travel. It can also help one see clearly without illusion. Tiger's eye brings a special boost to the solar plexus chakra and to one's personal power. Placed on navel chakra it is excellent for people who are spaced out or uncommitted. Balances yin yang and energizes the emotional body, alleviates depression, and lifts moods. Aids night vision. Aids in paying attention to detail, taking action from a place of reason rather than emotion, excellent companion for tests and important meetings
The gold tiger eye I sell has some hemitite bands

Blue is calming and releases stress, aids the overanxious, quick tempered, and phobic. Grounding and protection. In healing blue slows the metabolism, cools an overactive sex drive, and dissolves sexual frustrations.

Red is stimulation, overcomes lethargy, provides motivtion, healing, it speeds up metabolism, and increases low sex drive. Grounding and protection.
Gold tiger eye is heated to create red tiger eye.

Tiger Iron - click to enlarge

Tiger Iron
Tiger Iron consists of red jasper, hematite, and gold tiger’s eye. Without the tiger's eye, it is jaspilite.

Vitality, helps with change. Helpful for people who are deeply exhausted at any level, especially emotional or mental burn out or family stress. Creative and artistic, brings out inherent talents.

Black Tourmaline - click to enlarge



Green Tourmaline - click to enlarge

Tourmaline, BlackTourmaline, (Schorl)
Associated with the root or base chakra. Excellent for grounding excess energy. It is a well known as a purifying stone that deflects and transforms negative energy, and thus is very protective. Can transform and remove negativity from an individual or an environment. Often used as an aura cleanser, and can help one attain higher levels of awareness. Black tourmaline is also used for repelling and protecting one from black magic, and is often said to return the negative spell to the sender. Black tourmaline has also been used to deflect radiation energy from TV's and computer monitors. Emotionally, black tourmaline is excellent for dispelling fears, obsessions, and neuroses, bringing emotional stability. Promotes a laid back attitude and objective neutrality with clear rational thought process. Encourages a positive attitude no matter what the circumstances and stimulates practical creativity. Physically, black tourmaline can strengthen the immune system, help with heart disease, arthritis, and gout. Place point out from the body to draw off negative energy.

Tourmaline, Green (aka Verdelite)
Excellent healer and helpful for visualization. Opens heart chakra, promotes compassion, tenderness, patience and sense of belonging. Brings balance and joy in life. Transforms negative to positive, dispels fears. Promotes openness and patience. Rejuvenates and inspires creativity. Helps one to see all possible solutions and select most constructive. Magnetizes the wearer to prosperity and abundance. Facilitates study of herbalism and enhances application of remedies, has the power to heal plants. Aids sleep and quiets the mind.

Other colors of Tourmaline:
Blue Tourmaline (Indicolite) Activates throat and third eye chakra. Stimulates the urge for spiritual freedom and clarity of self expression. Aids psychic awareness, promotes visions and opens the way for service to others, encouraging fidelity, ethics, tolerance and a love of truth. Carries ray of peace and dissolves sadness and blocked feelings, assists in developing an inner sense of responsibility. Promotes living in harmony with the environment. Excellent for healers as it prevents negativity from sticking. Helps overcome speech impediments.
Brown (Dravide) Excellent grounding stone, clearing and opening earth chakra and grounding cord holding the physical body in carnation. Clears the aura, aligns the etheric body and protects it. Encourages community spirit and social commitment. Makes one feel comfortable in a large group. Helps dysfunctional family relationships and strengthens empathy.
Colorless (Achroite) Synthesizes other colors and opens the crown chakra. Aligns the meridians of the physical and etheric bodies.
Multicolored (Elbaite) Contains all colors, brings mind, body, spirit and soul into wholeness. Excellent for imagery and promoting dreams, inspiring creativity and enhanced imagination, provides a gateway into the inner self and higher spiritual realms.
Pink An aphrodisiac that attracts love, providing assurance that it is safe to love. Inspires trust in love and confirms the necessity to love yourself before you can be loved by another. Assists in sharing physical pleasure. Disperses emotional pain and old destructive feelings through the heart chakra which it cleanses. Synthesizes love with spirituality. Promotes peace and relaxation, connects to wisdom and compassion and stimulates receptivity to healing energy.
Purple Violet Stimulates healing of the heart and produces loving consciousness. Connects the base and heart chakras, increasing devotion and loving aspiration. Stimulates creativity and intuition. Strips away illusion. Reduces depression and releases obsessional thoughts.
Red (Rubellite) Strengthens the ability to understand love, promotes tactfulness and flexibility, sociability and extroversion, balancing too much aggression or overpassivity. Heals and energizes the sacral chakra and increases creativity on all levels. Stamina and endurance. Vitality to the physical body and detoxifies. Heals the heart. Stimulates blood circulation, repairs veins.
melon The super activator of the heart chakra, linking it to the higher self and fostering love, tenderness and friendship. Instills patience and teaches tact and diplomacy. Alleviating depression and fear, promotes inner security. Assists in understanding situations and expressing intentions clearly. Treats emotional dysfunction and releases old pain. Beneficial for relationships and helps find the joy in situations.


Helps balance the emotional body. In illness it can help your intuition guide you to a possible deep underlying cause. Stone of vision. Place on third eye opens and promotes visualization and psychic vision. Provides grounding when needed and useful after meditation or psychic work. Placed in the environment, either a large piece or several smaller, brings calm gentle energy and can negate effects of electromagnetic pollution from tv sets if set on top or close by. Faciliates rebirthing, bringing light and integrating insights from the past about the cause of blockages and gently releasing conditions that inhibit spiritual and psychological growth. Helpful in past life healing. Works on the heart center, relieving grief - for loss of idea, dream, or goal. Connects base and heart chakra allowing you to move forward from your heart, removes blocks you put in your own way, helping you to let go of trapped emotions. Balances yin and yang energy.

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