Minerals & Stones

Minerals

Minerals, Rocks & Gemstones

 by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

Difference between Mineral, Rocks & Gemstones

  • Minerals

Minerals are  mostly found in the earth surfaces that contain lava flows or in water located in caverns under the sea. There are upwards of 4,000 minerals within the earth and each one has a specific crystal structure (a crystal forms under ideal conditions and it is these conditions that contribute to its healing properties).  Each mineral has a distinct classification that ranges from color, luster, tenacity, hardness, and fracture.  They are usually mined for the elements they contain however some are mined strictly for their appearance.

Minerals are a naturally occurring substance that has definite physical properties and chemical composition.  The are crystals that make up different types of rocks and gemstones.

  • Rocks 

Rocks are made up of one or more minerals.  They form the earth and  come in all sizes and shapes.  Traditionally rocks were not polished with the exception or Lapis Lazuli, however it is now becoming popular to polish them for healing stones.

  • Gemstones

Gemstones are valuable rocks and minerals that are measured by their hardness, size, and rarity. Unpolished they look ordinary and yet when polished they have a unique brilliance and color.  Gemstones are put into to categories of precious or semi precious gemstones. Some precious gemstones include diamond, emerald, ruby, and sapphire and some semiprecious gemstones include amethyst, garnet, citrine, turquoise, and opal.


Agate

  • Blue Lace Agate

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Blue Lace Agate

Expression, Support

  • Green Agate

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Green Moss Agate

Self Esteem, Presence


Amber (Hardened Tree Resin)

Amber

Amber

Warm, Calm, Centered


Amethyst

 

Energized, Clear, Lighter


Angelite

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Angelite

 Perception &  Balance


Anthracite Coal (Metamorphic Rock)

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Anthracite Coal – Canadian Rocks & Minerals


Aquamarine

Aquamarine

Aquamarine

Honesty & Balance


Arkose (Sedimentary Rock)

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Arkose – Canadian Rocks & Minerals


Aventurine

Adventurine

Aventurine

Warmth, Loving, Clarity, Universal Love, Clarity, Truth, Prosperity


 Barite (Nonmetallic Mineral)

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Barite – Canadian Rock & Mineral


Bauxite (Metallic Mineral)

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Bauxite – Canadian Rocks & Minerals


Black Onyx

Onyx

Black Onyx


 Bloodstone

Bloodstone

Bloodstone

Centered, Strength, Courage, Movement of Kundalini


 Boji Stone

Boji Stone

Boji Stone

Grounding, Clarity, Centered


Calcite (Nonmetallic Mineral)

Blue

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Blue Calcite

Calm, Grounded, Motivated

 

Green

Green Calcite

Green Calcite

Balancing, Richness, Healthy

Orange

Orange Calcite

Orange Calcite

Creative, Confident, Sexual

White

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Calcite – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Carnelian

Carnelian

Carnelian

Ambitious, Assertiveness, Determined, Initiative, Motivated

 


 Citrine

Citrine

Citrine

Clarity, Confidence, Empowered, Memory, Optimism, Strength, Vital


Coal – Bituminous (Sedimentary Rock)

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Coal – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Conglomerate (Sedimentary Rock)

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Conglomerate – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Copper

Copper

Copper

Quick, Energetic, Grounding


Dolomite (Sedimentary Rock)

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Dolomite – Canadian Rock & Minterals


Garnet (Nonmetallic Mineral)

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Garnet – Canadian Rock & Minerals

Garnet

Garnet

Intense, Love, Vital


Gneiss (Metamorphic Rock)

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Gneiss – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Granite (Igneous Rock)

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Granite – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Graphite (Nonmetallic Mineral)

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Graphite – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Florite

Purifying, Cleansing, Grounding, Advances ones mind


Hornblende (Nonmetallic Mineral)

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Hornblend – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Banded Iron (Metallic Mineral)

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Banded Iron – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Jasper

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Red Jasper

Procreation, Manifestation

  • Yellow Jasper

Yellow Jasper

Well-Being, Self-Confidence, Calm


Halite (Nonmetallic Mineral)

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Halite – Canadian Rock & Minerals

Grounding, cleansing, protection & clears energetic blocks


Hematite

  • Polished Hematite

Hemite

Hematite

Energized, Grounded, Original Thinking, Self-Confident

 

  • Raw Hematite

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Hematite – Canadian Rock & Minerals

 

 


 Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

Peaceful, Open, Balance, Wisdom, Telepathic Communication


Lingham

 Lingham

Lingham

Intense, Sensual, Content


 Limestone (Sedimentary Rock)

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Limestone – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Magnetite (Metallic Mineral)

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Magnetite – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Malachite (Metallic Mineral)

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Malachite – Canadian Rock & Minerals

Personal & Spiritual Growth & Abundance


Marble (Metamorphic Rock)

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Marble – Canadian Rocks & Minerals


Mica (Nonmetallic Mineral)

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Mica – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Molybdenite (Metallic Minerals)

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Molybdenite – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Obsidian

 

Grounding, Reflects Spirit & Body


Moon Stone

Moon Stone

Moon Stone

Calming, Intuition, Soothing, Loving


Pegmatite (Igneous Rock)

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Pegmatite – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Pyroxene var Augite (Nonmetallic Mineral)

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Pyroxene – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Pyrite

Pyrite

Pyrite

Calming, Focused, Secure


Rhodonite

  • Raspberry

Rhodonite

Rhodonite

Calm, Compassionate (Heart Stone), Balance


Rock Crystal:

  •  Quartz – Milky (Nonmetallic Mineral)

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Raw Quartz – Canadian Rock & Minerals

Quartz

Quartz

Amplifies, Empowers, Energizes, Clarity, Transmits, Stores

 

  • Rose

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz

Warm,  Loving, Kindness, Forgiveness, True Love

  • Smoky

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Smoky Quartz


 Quartzite – (Metamorphic Rock)

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Quartzite – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Ruby

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Ruby


Sandstone (Sedimentary Rock)

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Sandstone – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Selenite

Selenite

Selenite

Well-being, clarity, peacefulness


Schist (Metamorphic Rock)

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Schist – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Shale (Sedimentary Rock)

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Shale – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Shungite

Shungite

Shungite

 

Energetic, Balanced, Well-being


Slate (Metamorphic Rock)

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Slate – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Sphalerite (Metallic Mineral)

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Sphalerite – Canadian Rocks & Minerals


Sulpher (Nonmetallic Mineral)

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Canadian Sulpher

Absorb negativity & detoxify


Syenite (Igneous Rock)

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Syenite – Canadian Rock & Minerals


Tiger’s Eye

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Tiger’s Eye

Grounding, Power of Manifestation


Talc ← click to read more

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Talc – Canadian Rock & Minerals

Inner Peace, Calm, Stillness


Tourmaline

Tourmiline

Tourmaline

Grounded, Safe, Strong


Turquoise

Turquoise

Turquoise

 Optimistic, Calm, Present


Volcanic Rocks of Canada

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Volcanic Minerals resting on Amethyst

Basalt

Stability, Grounding, Motivation

Gabbro

Grounded & Safe in the Present

Pumice

Rise above & Insight

Scoria

Heal & Transform Wounds


 

Copyright 2014 – 2019 Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

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