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Rose Quartz Meaning & Properties

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Properties of Rose Quartz Mineral Group Tectosilicate  Cleavage None Chemical Composition  SiO2 Fracture  Conchoidal Luster Vitreous Diaphaneity Transparent to translucent Color Pale pink to vivid pink Streak Colorless Mohs Hardness 7 Specific Gravity 2.6 - 2.7 Diagnostic Properties Conchoidal fracture, glassy luster, hardness, pink color, translucence Crystal System Trigonal Uses Cabochons, beads, carvings, spheres Chakras Heart Chakra Zodiac Taurus Numerical Vibration 9 Metaphysical Uses  All crystals contain energy that can be used to amplify your own intentions and manifestations through meditation and daily wear.

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Sunstone Meaning & Properties

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Properties of Sunstone (Oligoclase Feldspar) Sunstone is a fascinating type of feldspar gemstone that is characterized by a glittering look and, as the name suggests, a hue that is either orange or reddish. Inclusions of the mineral hematite, and occasionally also goethite or pyrite, are responsible for the glittering look (and in one rare instance, Copper). Aventurescence is the word that is used to describe the sparkling look that is displayed by sunstone. Mineral Group Tectosilicate Cleavage Perfect cleavage that goes in two directions Chemical Composition  (Na,Ca)Al1-2Si3-2O8 Fracture  Uneven/conchoidal Luster Vitreous Diaphaneity Transparent to translucent Color Colorless, white, very pale...

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Almandine Garnet Meaning & Properties

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Properties of Almandine Garnet Garnet may be found in a variety of forms, the most common of which being almandine. Almandine is an important gemstone that is a member mineral of the Garnet group. The term "garnet" refers to the group name for a collection of minerals that are closely linked to one another and make notable gemstones. Mineral Group Nesosilicates Cleavage None Chemical Composition   Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3     Fracture  Conchoidal Luster Vitreous Diaphaneity Transparent to translucent Color Deep red, brownish red, red-violet, black Streak Colorless Mohs Hardness 6.5 - 7.5 Specific Gravity 3.5 - 4.3 Diagnostic Properties Hardness, specific gravity, isometric...

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Olivine Meaning & Properties

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Properties of Forsterite Olivine Gem Name: Peridot Mineral Name: Forsterite    Mineral Group Nesosilicate Cleavage Poor cleavage Chemical Composition  Mg2SiO4 Fracture  Conchoidal Luster Vitreous Diaphaneity Transparent to translucent Color Olive green, yellow-green to bright green; brownish green to brown Streak Colorless Mohs Hardness 6.5 - 7 Specific Gravity 3.2 - 4.4 Diagnostic Properties Green color, vitreous luster, conchoidal fracture, granular texture Crystal System Orthorhombic Uses Gemstones, a declining use in bricks and refractory sand Chakras Solar Plexus Zodiac Leo Numerical Vibration 5 & 6 Metaphysical Uses All crystals contain energy that can be used to amplify your own intentions and...

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Pyrite Meaning & Properties

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Properties of Pyrite   Mineral Group Sulfides  Cleavage Indistinct  Chemical Composition  FeS2 Fracture  Concodial  Luster Metallic Diaphaneity Opaque Color Pale brass-yellow Streak Greenish to Brownish black Mohs Hardness 6 - 6.5 Specific Gravity 4.9 - 5.2 Diagnostic Properties Color, hardness, brittle, greenish-black streak, specific gravity Crystal System Isometric Uses Ore of gold Chakras Solar Plexus Chakra Zodiac Leo Numerical Vibration 3 Metaphysical Uses  Pyrite has traditionally been regarded as a powerful protection stone that defends its user from both bad energy and environmental toxins. Consequently, this stone also promotes physical health. Pyrite stimulates the second and third chakras, hence enhancing...

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