Gypsum is a hydrous calcium sulphate, when well crystallised producing excellent transparent monoclinic crystals, which are often twinned in swallow-tail forms. Such crystals of gypsum are called selenite, for the crystals tend to show moon-like iridescence from the cleavage surfaces.
Pyrite is one of the most widely distributed of sulphide minerals, occurring in a variety of environments. It is present in igneous rocks as an accessory mineral. It is a common mineral in hydrothermal sulphide veins, in replacement deposits and in contact metamorphic deposits. Fossils […]
The variety of quartz known as jasper is a heterogeneous mass of micro-crystallised quartz, which is heavily pigmented with colourful minerals. The colours of jasper are mainly due to iron and are usually yellow, red, brown, black or green. The green jaspers, when of a uniform […]
Lazurite is a popular but generally expensive mineral. Well-formed, deep blue crystals are rare and valuable. It is more commonly found massive and combined with other minerals into a rock called lapis lazuli.
Lapis lazuli, or lapis for short, is mostly lazurite, but commonly contains […]
Ruby in Fuchsite is a lovely combination of natural red Ruby crystals embedded in pale to medium green Fuchsite. Great for any collection, Ruby in Fuchsite merges the qualities of Ruby and Fuchsite for the perfect Heart Stone. Ruby Fuchsite will help to clear any […]
Calcite is a common and widely distributed mineral. It is a rock-forming mineral that is a major constituent in calcareous sedimentary rocks (limestone) and metamorphic rocks (marble). It may be precipitated directly from seawater and it forms the shells of many living organisms, which on […]
Ruby is the fabulous gemstone for those born in the month of July. Ruby is the superb scarlet variety of corundum, the second hardest natural mineral known.The non-red variety of corundum is sapphire. Sapphires are well known as being blue, but they can be nearly […]
First take the skull in your hands, you are going to clear unwanted energies from the matrix of the skull. This is easy, it is a question of forming a series of commands in your mind and then passing them to the skull. This is […]
Holding your crystal over your heart centre with both hands...relax...inhale...and journeying inward, direct your consciousness to move slowly...and gently...in a left hand spiral...with the motion of a soft wind. As you move your inner focus down, exhale into the well of your being...the second chakra being […]
Crystal was a sacred substance in the mind of ancient man. The word comes from the Greek krystallos - clear ice - and it was believed to be frozen holy water that God had spilled from Heaven. It was thought that as it drifted earth-ward […]
According to the Greek philosopher Socrates, we only learn those things that we have forgotten. If we follow his thinking, we must conclude that the discoveries which will change our lives for the better are hidden in our past.