A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 

Various Properties of Crystals and Stones

Please click on the name of the crystals below to be directed to each page of lore:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

STOP!  When cleansing crystals there are thing you need to know. 

1.  These Crystals WILL fade in the sunlight:

  • Amethyst

  • Rose Quartz, Aquamarine

  • Smoky Quartz

  • Kunzite

  • Hiddenite

  • Spodumene

  • Fluorite

2.  These Crystals WILL dissolve in water:

  • Halite

  • Sulfates: Borates, Calcite, Gypsum

  • Lapis Lazuli

  • Turquoise

  • Ivory

  • Pyrite: degrades when stored at high humidity. (Place silica drying gel in the container to absorb moisture)

When In doubt, most crystals are water soluble if:

  • End in “ite”

  • Moh’s Hardness less than 6

  • Scratches easily with a steel knife

 

3. These Crystals WILL dissolve in acid solutions (such as acetone & vinegar):

  • Calcite

  • Gypsum

  • Limestone

  • Marble

  • Amber (acetone: contained in most nail polish remover)

 

4. These Crystals WILL produce POISONOUS gasses when HEATED:

  • Cinnabar

  • Realgar

  • Stibnite

Wash your hands after handling them and do not eat while working with them.

 

5. These Crystals ARE TOXIC to INGEST:

Minerals and metals containing:

  • Aluminum

  • Arsenic

  • Barium

  • Cadmium

  • Copper

  • Lead

  • Mercury

  • Zinc

 

6.  These Crystals will get damaged by Salt:

Any raw, rough stone.  Any stone with hardness under 7.  If you are not sure, use another method.

  • Amber

  • Angelite

  • Azurite

  • ALL Calcites

  • Dioptase

  • Imperial Topaz

  • Fire Opal

  • Kyanite

  • Kunzite

  • Malachite

  • Moonstone

  • Opal

  • Red Coral

  • Selenite

  • Turquoise

 

7. Please DO NOT make Gem Elixirs, Gem Waters, or Massage Oils 

& DO NOT Ingest, Consume, or Put in Your Mouth

  • Adamite – zinc, copper

  • Amazonite – copper

  • Amber – toxic dust, fumes, possible ingestive toxicity

  • Angelite – lead, sulphur

  • Aragonite-

  • Atacamite – copper

  • Auricalcite – zinc and copper

  • Azurite – copper

  • Boji-stones/Kansas Pop Rocks (may contain sulphur)

  • Bronchantite – copper

  • Cerrusite – sulphur, molybdenum

  • Chalcantite (aka “blue shit”) – copper

  • Chalcopyrite (Peacock Stone, Peacock Ore) – copper and sulphur

  • Chrysacolla (Chrysocolla) – copper

  • Cinnabar – mercury

  • Cobaltocalcite (Pink Cobalt Calcite) – cobalt

  • Conicalcite – copper

  • Copper – copper

  • Coral – organic, may contain bacteria as well as pollutants from toxic materials in the water it forms in

  • Cuprite – copper

  • Diopside – copper

  • Dioptase – copper

  • Eliat Stone – copper

  • Emerald – aluminum

  • Garnet – aluminum

  • Gem Silica – copper

  • Galena/ Galenite – lead

  • Garnierite (Genthite, Falcondoite) – nickel

  • Hiddenite – aluminum

  • Iolite – aluminum

  • Kansas Pop Rocks – may contain sulphur

  • Kunzite – aluminum

  • Kyanite – aluminum

  • Labradorite – aluminum

  • Lapis Lazuli – may contain copper, sulphur

  • Marcasite (Markasite) – sulphur

  • Magnetite (Lodestone) – iron in large quantities

  • Malachite – copper

  • Meteorite – may contain many toxic substances

  • Mohawkite – copper, arsenic

  • Moldavite – aluminum

  • Molybdenum – molybdenum

  • Moonstone – may contain aluminum or other toxic substances

  • Mother of Pearl – organic, may contain bacteria as well as pollutants from toxic materials in the water it forms in

  • Opal – toxic dust for inhalation

  • Pearl – organic, may contain bacteria as well as pollutants from toxic materials in the water it forms in

  • Psiomelane – barium

  • Pyrite (Fool’s Gold) – sulphur

  • Quartz (Do Not Inhale Dust) – toxic dust for inhalation

  • Realgar – sulfur, arsenic

  • Rhodocrosite (Rhodochrosite) – lead

  • Ruby – aluminum

  • Sapphire – aluminum

  • Sodalite – aluminum

  • Spinel – may contain aluminum, zinc

  • Stibnite – lead, antimony

  • Smithsonite (Galmei, Zinc spar)- zinc, may contain copper

  • Sulphur – sulphur

  • Tiger’s Eye

  • Topaz

  • Tourmaline, Watermelon – aluminum

  • Turquoise – copper

  • Uranium – radioactive mineral

  • Vanadanite – lead

  • Variscite – aluminum

  • Wulfenite – lead, molybdenum  

We carry a wide variety of stones, but we try to focus on teaching also. Please use these pages to get a good scope of what our products can be used for...

Please keep in mind though this is the LORE and the metaphysical uses. Do not ingest any of our products.

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