Ancestralite ~ A Stone of Grounding, Clearing, Healing, Protection & Karma

Ancestralite ~ A Stone of Grounding, Clearing, Healing, Protection & Karma

Ancestralite is an unusual, new addition to the Mineral Kingdom. Originally found in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil, it is slowly becoming one of the most popular minerals of recent times. Ancestralite is a pseudomorph of Martite, which is a variety of Hematite formed under increased oxygen activity. It also has some similarity to Magnetite and … [Read more...]

Shungite – The Master Cleanser

Shungite – The Master Cleanser

Shungite was discovered in the 1800s in Russia. The above picture is Shungite lying in situ in the Ural Mountains, Russia. As a 98% form of Carbon, it has been used since the early 18th century in medical treatments and to purify water. Peter the Great set up Russia's first spa to make use of the water purifying properties of Shungite, which he … [Read more...]

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...]

Black Tourmaline ~ The Master Protector

Black Tourmaline ~ The Master Protector

Black Tourmaline is THE strongest protection crystal in the mineral kingdom. It deflects negative energy away from a person or area very effectively and is also the best protection crystal to use when carrying out spiritual work or to protect an altar, home or area. The word Tourmaline comes from the Sinhalese word Thuramali, which refers to … [Read more...]

Turquoise ~ The Traveller’s Stone

Turquoise ~ The Traveller’s Stone

Turquoise ~ such a beautiful colour and such a beautiful stone!  There are so many different variations and colours of Turquoise, but for general purposes and the ease of writing a blog that doesn't take all day........ I'll try and stick to those that are most readily available in the market today. The word turquoise comes from the old French … [Read more...]

Rutilated Quartz

Rutilated Quartz

Rutilated Quartz Crystals are simply amazing. Rutilated Quartz is quartz that has strands of a different element or metal running through it, which crystallizes in the form of prismatic crystals, or in this case, as needle-like crystals. Quartz forms and then stops forming for whatever reason (usually the water supply dries up for some time). … [Read more...]