Tumblestones Alabaster - Azeztulite

Alabaster
Silicate 3
Orange, peachy
USA Colorado, Arizona, Austria, UK Derbyshire, Newark Nottingham
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
A variety of gypsum and will dissolve in water, to cleanse it is best to use the sun.
Alabaster is a misleading name for Selenite, Onyx marble (banded travertine) or stalagmitic calcite. May also be used to energize other stones.

Alexandrite
Oxide 8
Variety of Chrysoberyl
Green or blue-green in daylight or fluorescent light and red to purplish in incandescent light
Russia, Brazil and Sri Lanka, Madagascar and USA
Rare and expensive
Notes
Blue Alexandrite is colour change sapphire
Crystals of Chrysoberyl are common however Alexandrite is one of the rarest and the most expensive. Green gem variety of Chrysoberyl that exhibits a colour change in natural and artificial light from green to amethystine (Alexandrite effect).
Beware Synthetic Alexandrite is on the market

Amazonite Also known as Amazon Jade or Amazon Stone and green feldspar
Feldspar 6
Blue, green with white flecks, white, yellow, pink
Russia, Madagascar, and several parts of the United States
Common
Lucky, healing stone
Suitable to cleanse in water
Do not use in elixirs toxic
Notes
A variety of Microcline The green variety is used as a gemstone and known as Amazonite.
Sometimes infused with colourless wax/paraffin. Amazonite has a definite blue-green colour, and is sometimes mixed with white.

Amazonite Light Green (Chinese) Also known Amazon Jade or Amazon stone
Feldspar 6
Light green
China
Has a satin rather than a glossy finish 
Suitable to cleanse in water

Amber fossilized resin from trees
Organic 2
Pale yellow, golden brown/orange, green is artificially coloured. Blue (rare), Black (rare)
Poland
Common
Love, protection, healing, power stone
Aquarius
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Do not use in elixirs toxic
 Notes
Black Amber is Jet
Amber is fossilized pine resin (from the amber pine) which oozes out of the trunk and then sets. When it fossilized, it becomes amber.
You can find amber on the beaches of East Anglia UK

Amblygonite
Phosphate 5.5
Milk-white, yellowish, beige, salmon-pink, greenish, bluish, grey; colourless in transmitted light.
Zimbabwe, South Dakota, Maine, Afghanistan, Brazil, Cornwall UK, Arizona USA
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Common associate Apatite

Amergreen Combination of purple amethyst and prasiolite (green amethyst)
Quartz
Africa
Rare
Notes
Prasiolite is green amethyst
Crystals grow in conjunction with white Quartz. Green Amethyst is itself a rare stone, but Amergreen is even rarer & may soon become extinct.

Amethyst
Quartz 7
Shades of purple
Russia, India, Brazil, US, Canada, Australia, and South Korea
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
The only difference between regular clear and amethyst is the colour, which is caused by iron and manganese that were present while the stone was forming. Amethyst is always a shade of purple, sometimes very light, other times very dark, and occasionally you will find red dots or red or blue hues in the stone.
Purple Amethyst turns to green amethyst when subjected to heat (either volcanic or man made).
Amethyst comes from the Greek word amethusos, which means ‘not drunk’. One of the mythical versions of its origins also comes from the Greeks. According to their mythology, a foolish mortal angered Bacchus (the god of wine and intoxication) with an insult. Bacchus, bent on revenge, let his tigers loose to viciously devour the next human walking by. The human turned out to be a beautiful maiden named Amethyst. She was on her way to the temple to pay tribute to Diana. Diana, taking pity on the young girl, turned her into a pure crystal statue so that the tiger’s claws would not mar her beauty. Bacchus was so touched and remorseful at the sight of this statue that he wept tears of wine, turning the crystal purple.
Worn to make the wearer gentle and amiable. Amethyst powers include: dreams, healing, peace, love, spiritual upliftment, courage, psychism, protection against thieves, and happiness.

Amethyst Branded
Quartz 7
Brazil
Common
Power, protection stone
Aquarius
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
All Amethyst is a variety of quartz (typically a clear/white crystalline stone) the lilac/mauve colour is due to small iron impurities. Plain Amethyst can vary in its depth of colour, ranging from semi-opaque to transparent, pale lilac to a deep lustrous mauve, Amethyst is probably one of the best known and easy to identify semi-precious stones.

Amethyst Dark Also known as purple quartz
Quartz 7
Purple, lavender sometimes banded
Brazil,
Arizona from the Pohndorf Mine
Common
Power, protection stone
Aquarius
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
All Amethyst is a variety of quartz (typically a clear/white crystalline stone) the lilac/mauve colour is due to small iron impurities. Plain Amethyst can vary in its depth of colour, ranging from semi-opaque to transparent, pale lilac to a deep lustrous mauve, Amethyst is probably one of the best known and easy to identify semi-precious stones.
Dark Amethyst is the most sought after of the Amethyst family and has a distinctive deep mauve colour.

Amethyst Chevron Also known as dog tooth
Quartz 7
Deep purple with white bands
Brazil
Common
Power, protection stone
Aquarius
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Can be difficult to find. Usually very deep in colour with the addition of striking angular white bands - hence the name.

Amethyst Pale
Quartz 7
Lilac
Brazil
Common
Power, protection stone
Aquarius
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
All Amethyst is a variety of quartz (typically a clear/white crystalline stone) the lilac/mauve colour is due to small iron impurities. Plain Amethyst can vary in its depth of colour, ranging from semi-opaque to transparent, pale lilac to a deep lustrous mauve, Amethyst is probably one of the best known and easy to identify semi-precious stones.

Ametrine
Quartz 7
Purple and yellow
Bolivia
Common but only available from one mine
Money, power stone
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Ametrine is a clear amethyst but with the addition of a yellowed quartz (like Citrine) making nice examples of Ametrine an interesting mix of colour. The name Ametrine comes from a conjunction of Amethyst and Citrine.

Amphibole Phantom Quartz
Also known as Angel Phantom Quartz
Quartz 7
White tinged with yellow or red
Brazil
Rare
Suitable to cleanse in water

Angelite (Angel crystal), Also known as Anhydrite
Sulphate 3.5
Blue & white
Peru, Russia, Texas, Arizona
Love, healing, protection, power
Rare more common substitute is Gypsum
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Do not use in elixirs toxic
Notes
A more celestial-sounding name applied to anhydrite. Angelite is a cloudy, pale blue version of Celestine or Celestite.

Anhydrite Also known as Angelite
Sulphates 3.5
Colourless to white, pink, blue, violet, brownish, reddish, greyish
Texas-Louisiana salt domes USA, Nova Scotia, Canada
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Blue Chihuahua, Mexico
White, Tuscany, Italy

Anthracite a variety of coal
Brown to Black
China, USA, Peru, United Kingdom
Notes
Often confused with Jet

Apache Tears Obsidian
Igneous rock 5 (Volcanic Glass)
Black, Blue, Mahogany
Arizona (Flagstaff)
Good luck stone
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water

History
One day an enemy tribe ambushed a party of Apache Indians. The Apaches fought bravely but were greatly outnumbered and driven to the top of a high bluff. Their arrows gone and unable to fight and unwilling to be taken captive, they leapt from the cliffs to their death. Their women were understandably grief-stricken and wept over the bodies. Their teardrops froze when they hit the ground to become the lovely stones we know today as Apache Tears. It is said that whomever owns one of these stones will never cry again, for the Apache women shed enough tears already.
Notes
As an Apache Tear, the Black Obsidian Stone should NEVER be drilled, as it damages the soul of the stone.

Apache Gold
Jerome, Arizona
Notes
Apache Gold
Jerome, Arizona
Notes
Apache Gold is a combination of Steatite and Golden Pyrite

Apophyllite Angel crystal
Zeolite 4.5
Clear, white, green, yellow, peach
Green is rare
India, USA New Jersey, Germany, Isle of Sky Scotland UK
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water

Apatite Also known as Asparagus stone
Quartz 5
Clear, yellow, green, grey, blue, white, purple, brown, red-brown, violet
Kola Peninsula, Russia
Common in blue and green shades
Rare in yellow
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
This blue mineral is very distinctive in its colour and overall appearance. Most of us should be familiar with Apatite - our teeth are made of it! Apatite has several variations in colour and composition, the blue variety being popular with collectors. Green, red, violet and brown varieties also occur.

Aquamarine Usually heat treated
Beryl 7.5
Blue-green
Columbia and Brazil
Common
Aquarius
State gemstone of Colorado
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Don’t leave in the sun too long as it can fade
For information purposes: green Beryl is called Emerald; yellow Beryl is called Heliodor; pink Beryl is called Morganite; white or colourless Beryl is called Goshenite; red Beryl is called Bixbite.
Be careful not to mistake blue gemstones for aquamarine. is beautiful in it’s own right, but is less expensive than Aquamarine and can sometimes be improperly represented. Another imitation of Aquamarine is a form of spinel called Aquamarine spinel.

Aqua Aura Man made
Quartz 7
Clear with infusions of gold making a light blue tint
Blue (Siberian), red (rose or Ruby Aura), yellow (sunshine Aura), rainbow
United States America
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Quartz heated with gold dust

Aragonite also known as Dimorphous with Calcite
Carbonates 3
White, brown, grey, yellow, reddish, pink, purple, light blue, light green
New Mexico, Arizona, Cumbria UK,
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Do not use in elixirs toxic
Notes
Aragonite comes from Aragon, Spain. Aragonite changes to Calcite when it is heated to a temperature of 725o F or 400o C.

Aragonite Blue
Carbonates 3
White, brown, grey, yellow, reddish, pink, purple, light blue, light green
China, Italy, Cumbria England, Arizona
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water

Aragonite White
Carbonates 3
White
Mexico
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water

Astrophyllite
Silicates 3
Yellow bronze
Brazil, Canada, Africa, Morocco, Washington USA
Associated with Albite
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
This is a fairly rare crystal found only in a few localities. It takes the form of fine needle like crystals, often in a radiating pattern, found within and upon small patches on a host rock formation. The tiny crystals are usually yellow to bronze in colour but may alter depending on the host rock. Astrophyllite sold, as tumblestones is usually deep blue/black with a striking glittery metallic appearance.

Atlantisite Associated with Green Serpentine
Silicate 2.5
Mottled green
A combination of Stitchtite and Serpentine
Tasmania
A New mineral
Money stone
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Avalonite an alternative name for a deep blue version of chalcedony

Aventurine Green Also known as green quartz
Quartz 7
Green
Zimbabwe
Common
Money, lucky stone
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Don’t leave in the sun too long as it can fade
The green variety of Aventurine owes its colour to small inclusions of fuchsite mica. It generally comes in two shades - light green and emerald green, the latter often having a sparkly appearance. Aventurine is sometimes mistaken for goldstone

Aventurine Blue
Quartz 7
Blue
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Don’t leave in the sun too long as it can fade.
Blue Aventurine can initially be confused with Sodalite but the former has a dark blue/grey colour whereas the latter is usually a deep vivid blue.

Aventurine Orange/Peach
Quartz 7
Orange, peach
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Don’t leave in the sun too long as it can fade.
Orange Aventurine owes its colour to small hematite inclusions and will often range from a peach colour through orange to brown. Orange Aventurine is sometimes called 'Sunstone', an incorrect naming since Sunstone is actually part of the feldspar group - Aventurine is part of the quartz group.

Aventurine Raspberry
Quartz 7
Raspberry, red brown
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Don’t leave in the sun too long as it can fade.
A less common variety of Aventurine, sometimes known as 'Plum Aventurine', this variety of quartz has a striking crimson to wine colour.

Aventurine Red
Quartz 7
Red
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Don’t leave in the sun too long as it can fade

Aventurine white/silver
Quartz 7
White
Chile, Spain, Russia
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Don’t leave in the sun too long as it can fade

Aventurine Yellow
Quartz 7
Yellow
Chile, Spain, Russia
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Don’t leave in the sun too long as it can fade
Yellow Aventurine quite commonly has flecks of silver pyrite in it and this enhances the flow of energy through out the body.

Axinite
Silicate 6.5 – 7
Clove brown, grey to bluish grey, pink, violet, yellow, orange, red
Russia, USA, Australia, UK (Cornwall)
Suitable to cleanse in water
Rare

Azurite Angel crystal
Carbonates 3.5
Blue
Arizona, Cornwall England
Common
Related to,
Do not use in elixirs toxic
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Sometimes used incorrectly for lab-grown Blue Spinel or Blue Smithsonite. When azurite and malachite are mixed together in the same stone, is a very powerful mix unblocking a person’s spiritual vision, and opening the third eye. A slightly rarer form of Malachite
Azurite is 55% copper. The water content in Azurite helps turn it a bright blue.

Azeztulite
Quartz 7
Clear or white
North Carolina
Common
Warning
There is actually no such mineral as Azeztulite. It is a made-up name for ordinary milky white quartz.
Only Milky Quartz marketed by Heaven and Earth may carry the name Azeztulite™. The price of Azeztulite™ is relatively expensive compared to Milky Quartz from other sources.
Suitable to cleanse in water


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