Minerals Magical Mystical & Medicinal
For thousands of years mankind has been fascinated with the gems, minerals and crystals found throughout the world. Their mystical, magical and medicinal properties are part of cultures old and new.
Minerals and gems have gained a renewed and growing interest as people seek alternatives to modern medicine and look for spiritual enhancement in their lives.
Some may say that it is all just folklore and foolishness, but others are true believers in the healing power of minerals.
There is plethora of interesting additional information if you search the web. Listed below are the minerals found at our Mines and their potential benefits.
Mica Metaphysical Properties
No doubt in part to mica being known for its shimmering, reflective properties, this gemstone is believed to help individuals reflect on individual qualities.
Mica helps us recognize flaws without self-condemnation so we are able to effectively address negative personality traits. (After all, you can't change what you don't see.) According to metaphysical beliefs, mica is also used to reduce hostile or nervous energy.
The gemstone mica is not a traditional birthstone, but is most closely associated with the zodiac signs Aquarius and Virgo. Some say mica is also connected to the heart chakra, while others believe that the pigment of the stone affects which chakra mica is associated with.
Beryl Metaphysical Properties
Precious beryl is said to be first recognized as a powerful stone in ancient Mesopotamia, where it was believed to strengthen belief in the gods. It was viewed as a healing stone in ancient Greece, where precious beryl was dipped into drinking water and that water was drunk to remove kidney stones and bladder ailments.
Some oral traditions state that beryls of all kinds make the lazy more industrious and the slow-minded more clever. Precious beryl is also believed to help locate lost property and in divination.
While specific beryl varieties have their own properties (check their individual Gem Notes for details), precious beryl tends to be affiliated by its color: blue-greens to the throat chakra, colorless to the crown chakra, golden-yellow heliodor to the solar plexus chakra, etc
Black tourmaline repels negative energy. It is suggested to carry this stone when you feel surrounded by negativity, and it is great for use in times of crisis or extreme stress. It will protect the wearer until they are strong enough in on their own power by breaking through old patterns and fears and cultivating inner wisdom, courage, stability and patience
Feldspar Metaphysical Properties
Feldspar is believed by metaphysical adherents to be a gemstone of creativity. Feldspar helps with finding unconventional and exciting ways to achieve goals by stimulating creative thinking. Feldspar increases your self-respect, self-esteem and self-awareness.
Feldspar is believed to help to align our chakras, subtle bodies and meridians and is good for astral travel. Feldspar is associated with the astrological sign of Aquarius
Smoky Quartz Metaphysical Properties
Smoky quartz is prized for its perceived ability to ward off stress while promoting tolerance and resolve in difficult situations. It is thought to be a protective stone, with a strong association with the earth and base chakras, making it ideal for environmental consciousness. Smoky quartz is also believed to counter fear, overcome depression and bring about emotional stability while facilitating positive, practical thinking with
Garnet Metaphysical Properties
Garnet symbolizes a quick return to a separated love, fertility and feminine life force.
Legend states that Hades gifted a pomegranate to Persephone before she left his domain to ensure a speedy and safe return. When she did return, the fruit transformed into a handful of the red gemstones.
A garnet stone is often gifted to a loved one before they embark on travel. Garnets are commonly believed to aid in the healing of broken bonds of love. Garnets are also known to aid in the treatment of melancholy and depression by acting as a heart and blood stimulant.
Garnet is thought to be extremely beneficial in the realm of business. The stone can attract people to the wearer, which can help provide personal and business success. It is especially beneficial to people wanting to start home businesses
Apatite Metaphysical Properties
Apatite is aligned with the zodiac sign of Gemini.The gemstone is believed to decrease appetite (hunger) as well as enhance insight, creativity and learning.
It is said that wearing apatite will enhance focus, clarity for concentration, intellect, acceptance and unconditional love. This acceptance and unconditional love relates to the self as well as from others
Biotite is a high-frequency stone that also transmits and magnifies energies, making it a terrific stone for meditation and attunement, just like Blue Tigers Eye. It also brings a soothing and tranquilizing energy to your body. It will work to clear your mind and relax you in preparation for meditation
Amazonite Metaphysical Properties
Amazonite is believed to have many metaphysical powers. Amazonite stones are also thought to have tremendous healing abilities. Similar to jade, amazonite is associated with money, luck and overall success. It's known as the "gambler's stone," encouraging good luck and fortune.
Amazonite is said to have a soothing effect on the nervous system. Since the nervous system controls our emotions a great deal, this stone is said to soothe tense and aggravated situations and to enhance love. Since this stone is associated with the throat and heart, it is best when worn as a necklace near these areas. Amazonite is said to bestow truth, honor and integrity to its wearer.
Amazonite is used to treat fatigue, trauma or anything else that may take energy away from a person. Amazonite is said to help problems with the thyroid glands and also aids in treating alcoholism. It has a gentle healing quality that is useful to nearly everyone in a general manner
Snow Quartz Metaphysical Properties
Snow quartz and innocence are nearly synonymous, which is why wearing it is said to help us look at things from a child-like perspective, without preconceived or cynical notions.
This calm and soothing stone is held to be useful for meditation, with all the properties of clear quartz, yet gentler. Practitioners of crystal healing techniques advocate it as cleansing stone, used for purification on the spiritual level and boosting the immune system on the physical level. Some adherents believe this version of quartz aids lactation in new mothers.
This stone has been affiliated with the crown chakra. It is believed to reduce stubbornness in Capricorns, intolerance in Geminis and the need for power in Leos
The MetaPhysical Properties of Peganmatite
Most pegmatites are composed of quartz, feldspar and mica, having a similar silicic composition as granite. Rarer intermediate composition and mafic pegmatites containing amphibole, Ca-plagioclase feldspar, pyroxene, feldspathoids and other unusual minerals are known, found in recrystallized zones and apophyses associated with large layered intrusions.
Pegmatite brings out potential energy and can wake up latent talents or skills. It will help you to perform your true abilities and help