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Month: June 2021

Dolomite, Pyrite and Quartz

Dolomite, Pyrite and Quartz

Encourages generosity and giving of all kinds

Origin

Shangbao Mine, Hunan Province, China

General Description

Dolomite is an anhydrous carbonate mineral composed of calcium magnesium carbonate.  It can be colorless, white, gray, pink, and peach.  Depending on what impurities were present during formation, it can even be green and red.  dolomite is used to describe both a mineral and a rock; dolomite mineral is the pure form with a defined crystal structure and chemical formula, whereas dolomite rock is composed mainly of the mineral dolomite, but also contains impurities such as Calcite, Quartz, and feldspar.  Dolomite is used as a concrete aggregate and can be processed for the production of float glass.  In horticulture, dolomitic limestone can be added to soil, potting mix, and saltwater aquariums as a pH buffer.

Commercial Uses

Pyrite is an iron sulfide mineral.  Due to its metallic luster and brass-yellow color, it gives Pyrite a superficial resemblance to gold, which is why Pyrite is also known as Fool’s Gold.  As for uses, Pyrite is a semiconductor material and it’s used in low-cost solar power panels in addition to making marcasite jewelry.  Some of the best Pyrite specimens are found in La Riojo, Spain and this cubic form is very popular among mineral collectors.

Metaphysical Properties

Dolomite is a multi chakra stone.  It encourages generosity and giving of all kinds and opens the heart for one to appreciate the small things in life.

Milky quartz symbolizes hope and can purify negative energy.

Pyrite is said to be an excellent stone for someone who is grieving as it soothes anxiety and balances emotional levels.

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Velveteen Malachite

Velveteen Malachite

Fibrous Malachite

Origin

Ruashi Mine.  Katanga Province, Democractic Republic of Congo

General Description

Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral.  This opaque, green-banded mineral can crystallize in 3 different forms: botryoidal, fibrous, or stalagmitic masses.  Fibrous Malachite specimens show chatoyancy, an optical reflectance effect seen in certain gemstones and minerals.  Light reflecting off of the fibrous clusters of malachite crystals creates a holographic effect.   

The mineral’s name derived from the Greek word, molochites lithos, “mallow-green stone” due to its resemblance to the leaves of the mallow plant.

Commercial Uses

Archaeologist evidence indicates that malachite has been mined for thousands of years.  The mineral is mined and smelted to obtain copper.  Malachite is also used as an ornamental stone and as a gemstone for jewelry. 

Metaphysical Properties

Malachite is known as the Stone of Transformation. It clears and activates all chakras and harmonizes one’s spirituality.  Malachite encourages unconditional love, change, and risk-taking. Gift this to a loved one who might be going through a difficult time.

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Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood

Increase Patience & Perseverance, Promote Calmness & Security, Excellent for Meditating

Origin

Ambilobe, Madagascar

General Description

Petrified wood is wood that has been turned into stone (or fossilized) through the process of permineralization. Our rare Petrified Wood specimens from the city of Ambilobe in Madagascar are formed from the Araucaria tree, a type of extinct conifer.  Petrified Wood from this region of Madagascar dates back to 220 million years ago.  This was the beginning of the Triassic period when the supercontinent of Pangea started to break apart into modern day continents along with the Atlantic and Indian oceans.

Over the eons, the organic matter gets replaced by minerals, while much of the original structure such as tree rings stays intact. For this to happen the wood needs to be buried in an environment low in oxygen (to prevent it from decomposing) and with mineral-rich water flowing through. The coloration is due to the various minerals that were present during fossilization.  For example, green and blue colors are due to traces of copper, cobalt, and chromium.  Red, brown, and yellow are due to iron, and black is from carbon.

Commercial Uses

Petrified wood can be polished and used for decorative and entertaining purposes such as tables, bookends, coasters, and cutting boards.  Any LuxeRox Homeware item has been polished and sealed with food-safe treatment.  We recommend wiping clean with a damp cloth after use.

Metaphysical Properties

Associated with the Root Chakra, Petrified Wood is known as a calming and grounding stone that fills you with the feeling of security.  Since it was once a living, breathing tree that has fossilized over millions of years ago, it’s believed to promote patience and increase perseverance.  Gift this fossil for someone who is launching a new goal or taking a new path.  Petrified wood is also an excellent stone for meditating.

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