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Serpentine Stone

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Serpentine stone is not a precious stone, but it has long been known as a decorative gem. This mineral is a rock of green or yellow-green color with characteristic veins and dark dots, which makes it color and pattern similar to the skin of a snake.That is why people call it a serpentine, and in mineralogy it is called serpentine , which means “snake stone” in Latin . By chemical composition, serpentinite is a magnesium silicate. 

Historians and archaeologists claim that the serpentine has been known to people for about 5 thousand years. Indeed, noble serpentinite products were found in China, which are dated to the 3rd century BC. More than 1000 years ago, the Indians of Central and South America used a processed serpentine as decorations and for ritual purposes. But in Europe, coil processing began relatively recently - only in the 16th century. Among the alchemists and pharmacists of medieval Europe, it was believed that the serpentine enhances the healing qualities of many medicinal powders and liquids. Therefore, the apothecary vessels, mortars, and vials were turned from this mineral. Because of this, 500 years ago in European countries, the serpentine had another name - “apothecary stone”. 

Since ancient times, the serpentine attributed magical properties, and the origin of the stone was shrouded in many legends. 

The most ancient legend is connected with the biblical plot of the Serpent tempter and the apple of knowledge. Allegedly, Adam, having bitten off an apple, choked, and a small piece of fruit flying out of his throat, falling to the ground, turned into serpentine. The ancient Ural legends link the appearance of the serpentine and its name with the Great Runner, a serpent that guarded the gold and gems of the Ural Mountains. Periodically, Poloz shed his skin, which eventually became solid and turned into stone deposits of emerald color. 


Types of Serpentinite and Its Deposit Locations:

Depending on the density, on the color and structure of the pattern, there are several types of serpentinite in nature. So, one of the varieties of the coil - bovenite - has a pale green tint; Williamsite differs bluish-green shimmer ; Ricolite , as a rule, is bright green with pronounced characteristic stripes; dark green vernantite contains in its structure the shiny veins of calcite. There is also a noble serpentine - ophite . It has an even pale green color. It is often confused with jade, and these minerals are distinguished by their hardness: serpentine is twice as soft as jade. In nature, the coil is widespread. That is why this mineral is relatively cheap. Large deposits of serpentinite are found in New Zealand, in China, India, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Great Britain, and Italy. In Russia, the largest deposits of the coil are in the Urals (Bazhenovskoye and Shabrovskoye deposits), in the Altai, in the Orenburg region and in Yakutia. 


Scope of Use: Products, Decorations, Stone Works:

Long since the serpentine was an ornamental stone. Decorations and furnishings were made from it and are now made, it is used for cladding walls and decorative elements of the premises. These applications of this mineral are related to its properties. The coil is relatively soft or, as the professionals say, a viscous stone. According to the mineralogical hardness scale (Mohs scale), the coil has a hardness factor of 2.5 to 4 (at the level of natural gypsum, for example), which makes it easy to process. Jewelers are happy to use the coil for the production of inexpensive jewelry, they make boxes and vases, figurines and dishes. Serpentinite can withstand heat up to 600 degrees. Recently, the refractory properties of the stone are used to create a special heat-resistant material - chrysotile asbestos. The fact is that the soft structure of the mineral allows it to be divided into fine fibers, of which then form a flexible material. By the way, the Ural master stone-cutters have long known about this property of the serpentine, and called him very poetic for this - “stone tow”. 


The Magical and Healing Properties of The Mineral:

Like all other gems, the coil has long been attributed magical properties. Therefore, before wearing jewelry of serpentinite could only magicians. It is believed that the coil has the ability to relieve headaches, lowers blood pressure, with it help bones grow together with fractures faster, colds are treated. 

Esoterics believe that it is necessary to wear a serpentine, because it takes away the negative energy of a person. This is the stone of those people who want to move forward, learn something new, strive for research. For such people, the serpentine can become a true talisman associated with the secrets of the universe, as well as a talisman protecting the owner and his dwelling. That is why it is recommended to keep the coil at home in the form of any decoration or piece of furniture (boxes, vases, fireplace lining). 


Serpentine Stone and Zodiac Signs:

Astrologers believe that serpentine is ideal for those born in the period of the sign of Virgo . The stone contributes to the development of a person’s creative beginnings, helps in understanding the world, sharpens intuitive perception and sensitivity. For Capricorn mascot-serpentine is a reliable assistant in their physical development, increases endurance and agility. Recommended to athletes. For the people of the remaining Marks, the serpentine is a completely neutral stone. You can wear it, but not constantly: 1-2 times a week, and after wearing it is recommended to wash the stone with running water to remove the negative energy accumulated in it. The exceptions are people born under the signs of Pisces and Cancer . For them, wearing and possessing a serpentine is absolutely contraindicated, as it leads to strong temptations and spiritual degradation. As a talisman serpentine recommended businessmen, lawyers and athletes. Under certain conditions, he is able to help them in their professional growth. 


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Dolomite Stone - Mineral Deposits | Therapautic and Magical Properties | Applications

Dolomite Stone - Mineral Deposits | Therapautic and Magical Properties | Applications 0

Dolomite stone is a natural rock-forming mineral, magnesium carbonate and calcium (CaMg [CO3] 2). The transparent translucent stone with a glass luster has gray-white flowers with yellow, green or brown shades. Rare in nature there are valuable pink crystals. The mineral is characterized by high quality characteristics, among which is worth noting durability, frost resistance and a beautiful aesthetic appearance. Some samples of dolomite are brittle, easily scratched, but unlike limestone - they dissolve worse. The mineral does not melt under the influence of high temperatures, but cracks. It dissolves slowly in cold acid, but when it is heated, the decay rate increases. Dolomite was first discovered in the Alps of Italy in the 17th century by the French geologist Deoda Grate de Dolomier. Subsequently, the mineral got its name in honor of the discoverer, and the mountains were called the Dolomites. Dolomite is also called brown, complex, mother-of-pearl, rhombic spar, miemite, tarandite, codocite and ridolfit.


Dolomite Mineral Deposits:

Dolomite deposits are located around the world. The main countries in which massive mineral extraction is carried out are the USA, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Italy and Spain. In Russia, deposits are developed in Karelia, in the Caucasus, in the southern regions of the Urals and in the coastal areas of the Volga region. Basically, these are samples of calcite with additional impurities. Crystals of different sizes are mined in the Vitebsk region of Belarus, the Donbass of Ukraine, the Lake Balkhash region of Kazakhstan, as well as in Armenia and Uzbekistan. Yandex.Direct Top Broker Rating 2018 Choose your broker along with a rating from MyFXbook experts - Trade in plus Robust and frost-resistant genaldonian dolomite, which is in high demand from leading exterior designers, is mined in the large Genaldon field located in North Ossetia. 


Therapeutic and Magical Properties of Dolomite:

The mineral contains a large amount of ionized calcium, which is an important component of the cells and tissues of the human body. It has a beneficial effect on acid-base balance, reduces the likelihood of heart and vascular diseases, normalizes blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and is also an effective prophylactic agent for osteoporosis. Lithotherapists note that dolomite reduces the likelihood of urolithiasis, relieves muscle tone, increases vitality and increases stress resistance. The magical properties of dolomite have long been used by the strong half of humanity to develop such qualities as courage, energy, will power, a rational approach to the problem, wisdom and philosophy, chivalry and nobility. Unmarried men used stone to attract the attention of women. However, dolomite is not recommended to be worn by family men, as the spouse’s jealousy causes undue attention of the female. Dolomite will teach its owner to think outside the box, increase its generosity, and also brighten up moments of loneliness and eliminate sadness.


Dolomite Applications:

The mineral has versatile properties, therefore it is used in many industrial fields. Beauty and shine make it popular with designers, designers and jewelry makers. Due to its physical properties, it is in demand in the metallurgical industry and construction. Dolomite products Beautiful dolomite crystals attract the attention of collectors, and after cutting they are exhibited in famous collections. The jewelry is mainly used transparent monochromatic or patterned patterns that are brought from the northern fields of Spain and the southwestern United States. Polished stone with a beautiful shine is inserted into earrings, rings, pendants and bracelets. Dolomite is able to decorate not only a person, but also his surroundings. It is a worthy facing material intended for the design of building facades, the arrangement of paths, steps, and also interior decoration. Ease of processing allows you to make from it architectural products of various shapes and configurations for arranging house territories and gardens, as well as decorating the interior of rooms. For many centuries, sculptures have been created from it, most of which belong to the category of architectural masterpieces. Mineral, ground into powder, is considered an effective tool in the fight against insects due to the damaging effects on chitinous integument. 


Dolomite Dishes:

The appearance of dolomite dishes - light and bright products that have a reasonable price - is considered an innovation in the field of ceramics. The porous structure of the stone adversely affects the strength of dishes, making it fragile and unsuitable for hot dishes. However, fruit coasters, salt shakers, sugar bowls and pepper shakers, jugs, butter cans and jars, as well as many other kitchen utensils designed for cold foods, will certainly find their place in the kitchen of any hostess. 


Application in Construction:

In the domestic construction market, crushed dolomite is the main component of most building mixes, which, due to the cubic shape of the grains, have high adhesion and high-quality technological characteristics. The same properties that ensure durability and reliability are part of paint and varnish compositions, sealants, mastics, linoleums, as well as most types of rubber products.


Dolomite in Metallurgy:

The chemical properties of dolomite allow it to be used in metallurgy. Due to the release of magnesium, the mineral is effectively used in the production of steel by the open-hearth method. Of massive and dense samples, the magnesium content in which is not lower than 19%, make converter refractories and lime. With its help, refueling and firing of open-hearth furnaces is carried out. 


Dolomite and Horoscope:

Dolomite is treated differently for each representative of the zodiacal circle. In contact with the stone, the virgins feel an improvement in their state of health and a surge of strength, Gemini and Taurus - a charge of vitality and a positive attitude. The indecisive Libra will give the mineral confidence and adventurism, and Pisces, on the contrary, will “lower it from heaven” and teach you to think wisely and rationally. Dolomite will contribute to the development of an adequate assessment of the environment in Lviv and Streltsov, as well as strengthen the entrepreneurial Capricorns. He will help Aries more critical of themselves and strengthen their logical thinking. In jewelry with gem Sagittarius will radiate sexuality. It is strictly not recommended to wear products with dolomite to Cancers and Aquarius. The state of melancholy to which these signs of the zodiac are subject only aggravates upon contact with the stone. 


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Grossular Garnet

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Grossular Garnet - a mineral with an extensive color, which is a calcium variety of pomegranate. Its colors vary in olive, green, yellow-brown, orange and pink-red shades. Stones with a pronounced gloss of glass are transparent, slightly translucent or opaque, in some cases they have a fluorescence effect with a yellow-brown glow. Calcium oxide, as well as aluminum and silicon dioxide predominate in the composition of the grossular. Concomitant chemical components in small fractions are iron, chromium, titanium and manganese. The size of crystals rarely exceeds 3-4 cm. Despite its hardness, the grossular brittle stone is susceptible to the effects of hydrochloric and sodium acid. Impurities of chemical components cause the coloring of grossular and its main varieties: leucogranate - transparent crystals, resembling a drop of water, or opaque stones, painted white; hydrogresular - a mineral with the presence in the composition of up to 5% water; tsavorit is a light green variety of grossular, gleaming in yellow; Rosolite is a rich pink mineral mined in Mexican deposits; Succinite - amber-colored grossular; Pakistani emerald - jewelry crystals of pale green hues with a pronounced brilliance; Rumyantsevit - a type of ornamental stone of pink-orange flowers; Hessonite is an affordable and original variety of grossular, which has the property to change the yellow-red tint depending on the viewing angle and distance. Grossular was first discovered in 1790 by the scientist E. Laxman on the coast of the Vilyui River, flowing in Sakha-Yakutia. The crystals found visually resembled gooseberries, so in 1808 A. Werner assigned the mineral the official name, which in Latin describes a green berry. 


Grossula Mineral Deposits:

Grossular occurs when high-temperature interaction of alkaline magmas with dolomite and limestone rocks, occurs in calcareous skarns, less often in basalts of metamorphic origin. Grosslyar deposits spread throughout the world. In Russia, decent samples of yellow-orange color are found in the territories of the Southern and Central Urals, green crystals in the basins of the Primorsky and Krasnoyarsk Territories. The deposits of the mineral are also famous for the Murmansk region, Karelia, Sakha-Yakutia, the North Caucasus and the middle belt of Siberia. Among foreign countries, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Brazil, Mexico, the United States, Finland and Canada are famous for their high-quality global deposits. 


The Magical Properties of Grossular:

With its energy, the grossular brings peace and quiet to its surroundings. Dark magicians cannot use his properties to cause evil to a person, so in practice they do not turn to his power. A simple man will give a contradictory feeling to the stone: peace and good spirits, calm and desire for new discoveries. It helps to clear the mind and to understand its purpose, the stone in the amulet will protect from damage, slander and the evil eye. Grossular brings harmony and mutual respect to family life, especially if both spouses have the crystal. The positive energy of the mineral extends to loved ones, but the rest of the environment, it will not allow to use the spiritual comfort of its owner. The talisman with grosslyar provides him with good luck, causes sympathy among the right people, helps to build connections. In professional activities, the mineral is useful for intellectual workers — researchers and researchers. Grossulyar promotes the development of new teachings and sciences, develops intuition and logical thinking. 


Medicinal properties of Grossular:

One of the healing properties of the grossular, like a stone of green shades, is aimed at restoring the mental and emotional state against the background of nervous turmoil and moral exhaustion. In conjunction with silver, it has a soothing effect, relieves irritation and the sudden manifestation of rage, normalizes sleep. The influence of grossular on the vital system occurs through the decoration. For example, a pendant, pendant or necklace with green stones should be worn by people who have a tendency to heart disease. Earrings with crystals of yellow or brown shades help to cure skin diseases. Grossular or decoration with it should be carried by persons who are prone to migraine attacks due to changes in weather conditions. Stone also helps in the treatment of ophthalmologic diseases, is effectively used to restore the immune system and normalize metabolism. The crystal in contact with the palm of the hand eliminates toothache. 


Zodiac Signs of Grossular:

The stone grossular is rightly considered an astrological talisman of universal action, since in every sign of the zodiac it develops good qualities and minimizes imperfections. The January Capricorns and Aquarius will gain luck with it, Scorpios will get rid of loneliness, Cancers and Libra will forget about melancholy and longing if they prefer crystals painted in warm colors. Taurus and Lion will also feel the beneficial effects of the mineral, become softer, learn to compromise and prudence.


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Howlite Stone and It's Meaning

Howlite Stone and It's Meaning 0

Howlite Stone or Govlit is a mineral that is calcium borosilicate in composition. The Howlite stone and its meaning came from the exotic name of its the discoverer - geologist Henry Gov. In the literature, it can be found under the names of caulite or turquenite. The latter name has been used since the seventies of the last century to designate howlite blue or blue. More often, this mineral is hidden under the name "pressed turquoise", especially when it comes to jewelry. Although in fact he has nothing in common with turquoise . For the first time, a Howlite was discovered on the territory of Eastern Canada in the Nova Scotia Peninsula. 

In nature, howlite occurs, as a rule, in the form of rounded formations of a light gray color with characteristic dark veins. The structure of the stone is radial-radial. Its sizes vary widely. The largest was found in the state of California - the weight of the stone reached about 500 kilograms. 

Due to the fact that the natural color of govlit cannot be called attractive, in practice it is often resorted to its coloring. Usually choose blue or blue-green color to the stone imitated turquoise. At the same time, the imitation is so plausible that it is difficult to detect a fake even for a high-class specialist. Sometimes howlite is painted in red tones - so it becomes like expensive corals.


Howlite Resources:

Govlit is a stone that has received little distribution in nature. Its formation occurs in the evaporate basins due to the precipitation of saline solutions enriched with boron and calcium. The largest deposits of stone are in the United States of America, California. In the form of plate crystals howlite can be found in Canada. In addition, massive mineral accumulations are located in Serbia and Lower Saxony (Germany). 


The Magical Properties of The Howlite Stone:

The white color, which nature has endowed with stone, symbolizes purity and innocence. However, on the other hand, it is the personification of strength and human dignity. It is known that jewelry containing uncolored govlit can banish disturbing emotions and thoughts, as well as soften anger. Stone has gained wide popularity among people who are engaged in the interpretation of dreams. It is believed that it helps to memorize dreams. The main advantage of the mineral is that it assists its owner in mastering new skills and knowledge. That is why it can be safely called the patron saint of students. It helps to focus on the study of science and makes its development easy and comfortable. Govlit is an excellent assistant for interviews, tests and exams. With it, you can make the most favorable impression on the examiner or employer. In addition, the mineral will constantly push the person to continuous self-improvement. One can even say that the owner of a govlit is an eternal student, an intellectual, who has been striving for new knowledge all his life. Moreover, this concerns knowledge not only in a separate field of activity. 


The Healing Properties of The Howlite:

has a positive effect on the human osteo-articular apparatus. And this is not surprising, because in its composition the lion's share is calcium. The stone not only contributes to the rapid healing of fractures, but also helps to maintain calcium in the body at the right level. That is why it is recommended to wear to future mothers, since during the period of pregnancy the fetus takes a large amount of maternal calcium. Beads or necklace from govlit will improve the work of the cardiovascular system and increase the body's resistance to stress. Mineral has a very fruitful effect on the health of teeth and can eliminate such an unpleasant symptom as toothache. Govlit is widely used by massage therapists, as it has a high heat capacity. With it, massages are carried out with cellulite, varicose veins and diseases of the articular system. 


Zodiac Signs of Howlite:

There are four signs of the zodiac that especially need to be found: Taurus , Scorpio , Virgo and Capricorn . Representatives of these signs will feel the beneficial effect of the mineral from the very first days. This will manifest a great tenacity during the achievement of the tasks and tolerance towards others. There are also three signs that the wearing of a govlit is categorically contraindicated. This Sagittarius , Aries and Leo . In their life, a stone will not bring anything but sadness and disappointment. As for the rest of the zodiacal circle, they may well have this stone. He speaks more of a calm mineral, so it will not harm a good person. 


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Hematite Stone & It's Properties 0

Hematite Stone and It's Properties

Hematite is a semi-precious gem, differing from the rest of the family by a reddish sheen, as well as a pronounced metallic luster. This stone was known to the ancient Egyptians. In ancient Egypt, hematite was an ornamental stone. In the temples of the goddess Isis, the priests used a gem to protect against evil spirits and dark forces. The warriors of ancient Rome and Greece considered the stone a guardian of warriors and an assistant in military affairs. They believed that hematite had the ability to weaken enemies and allowed them to return home unscathed. It was especially noted that hematite is able to help only in good deeds. With the help of this stone it is impossible to harm someone; moreover, the properties of hematite will punish the one who intended to use the stone for evil purposes. 


Types of Hematite and It's Colors:

Untreated blood hematite has the color of dried blood or a dark steel shade. In nature, there are a large number of varieties of this mineral: Iron rose. A large cluster of flat crystals, in shape and shape resembling a tea rose flower. Specularity A crystalline mineral with a silvery gray luster. In rare cases, gems are used as a decorative stone. Iron mica. Scaly variety of gem with a fine-crystalline structure and iron luster. Red glass head. The ore is red, on which hematite is located in kidney-like inclusions. Hematite. Fine-grained dense variety of gem with a brown tint. In the manufacture of jewelry most often use a black variety of mineral.


The Magical Properties of the Hematite:

The magical properties attributed to this stone are extremely contradictory. At one time, people believed that hematite protects against evil spirits, at another - that he calls them. It is believed that the properties of the stone depend on the form in which it is dressed. For example, a hematite cross or a stone with its image will protect against evil spirits, and a mineral with a picture of a demon or evil spirit will do the opposite. Hematite helps to improve memory, strengthen intuition, build relationships with others. Stone develops original thinking and enhances attention. Mineral will never help a person with malicious intent. The Slavs believed that if a hematite was hung above the baby’s crib, the child would fall less and hurt himself to bleed. Hematite is considered one of the best wards against bullets and wounds, so this stone was constantly worn by the military. The pieces of the stone were sewn into clothes and hidden in shoes before going to war. It is believed that the stone allows the owner to influence the events and other people In India, hematite is revered as a stone of courage and wisdom. It is believed that it helps strengthen will power and preserve the body. In medieval Europe, the stone was considered a stone of soothsayers. Gem attributed the properties to keep the owner from rash acts, to sensitize and point the right way. They believed that the mineral could get rid of flashes of rage and anger. 


Healing Properties of Hematite:

Mineral since ancient times was used for cuts, wounds, fractures and blood diseases. Hematite mainly affects hemoglobin and the ability of tissues to absorb oxygen. The effect of the gem on the blood coagulation system is impossible not to notice: it begins to work in a heightened mode, which promotes healing of cuts and wounds. Hematite will help relieve local inflammation in the wound. Gem purifies the blood and strengthens the organs of blood formation and blood purification - the heart, kidneys, spleen, liver. The stone can accelerate blood circulation. Stone struggles with blockage of blood vessels, helps with hormonal disorders. 


The Horoscope Signs of the Hematite:

Hematite is considered a Pisces stone. Representatives of this sign often lack the desire to fight for their interests and decisiveness, they prefer to go with the flow. It is dangerous for fishes to constantly fly in the clouds - this can lead to the deepest disappointment in life, since the representatives of this sign do not have enough courage to make dreams come true. Hematite will help Pisces to gain courage and strength to achieve the desired goals, will give the necessary energy for this. The stone changes people and events for the benefit of its owner. Pisces are often very nice and talented people, but their frequent misfortune is to promise the impossible. Hematite will help the Fish either to make promises or to fulfill them, which will positively affect the status of the Fish in society. 


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  • Mike M. Ulu