Pinolite ~ A Funky Crystal Friend!

Pinolite ~ A Funky Crystal Friend!

Pinolite is a generic name for a rare mixture of Dolomite, Graphite & Magnesite found only in Austria.  The small white flecks in the grey/black matrix look like pine kernals or little seeds and the literal translation of Pinolite means 'pine stone'. Although Pinolite was discovered in 1873, it is an fairly unknown mineral that isn't mentioned … [Read more...]

Lepidolite ~ Eases Depression

Lepidolite ~ Eases Depression

Lepidolite is a beautiful, shimmering, purple, mica based mineral that derives its purple colour from the metals present when it formed. It was first discovered in the early 1700s when people mined for Tin. Lepidolite is taken from the Greek word 'lepidos', which means scale and refers to the mica like scales and flakes that Lepidolite consists of … [Read more...]