Quartz is the most common mineral found on the Earths surface. It is a significant component of many igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. This natural form of silicon dioxide is found in an impressive range of varieties and colours. There are many names for different varieties. Cryptocrystalline varieties of quartz are generally separated into chalcedony, which includes agate.
The main members of the quartz family are clear (rock crystal), smoky, citrine, rose, amethyst and prasiolite. There are also varieties of quartz with inclusions like rutile, tourmaline, copper and chlorite.
Jet is not actually a stone but the fossilised remains of the water logged monkey puzzle tree and occurs in black or dark brown and is a variety of coal known as lignite with the finest jet coming from England.
Jet has a long history of use with Jet jewellery being produced in Britain as long ago as 1500 B.C. and the ancient Romans importing Jet jewellery made in York. Jet carvings were also used as talismans and for mourning in 14th and 15th century Spain.
Diamond has many unequaled qualities and is very unique among minerals.
It is the hardest known substance being a 10 on the Mohs scale, and is 40 times harder than Corundum, which is number 9 on the Mohs scale.
It is the greatest conductor of heat, it has the highest melting point of any substance (7362° F/4090° C). Because of heat conduction, Diamonds are cold to the feel at or below room temperature. When heated, a Diamond will remain hot long after the heat source is removed.
A Diamond has the highest refractive index of any natural mineral. It also has the most dense atomical configuration of any mineral, and is transparent over the greatest number of wavelengths.
Peanut Wood is not your normal Petrified Wood. It was first swept into the ocean to be washed and cleaned by the ocean resulting in something akin to driftwood. The driftwood then came under attack from shell fish known as Teredo (Shipworm). Just like wood worms, they created little bore holes into the wood. The wood got heavier as the attacks increased, and sank to the seabed where bore holes became filled with a lightly coloured sediment. Over a period of time, the wood became covered with more and more layers of mud and sediment and eventually petrified.
The petrification process occurred around 120 million years ago and stone is only found along the edges of the Kennedy Ranges about 100 miles inland from the coastal town of Carnarvon, Western Australia. The age is Cretaceous which makes it around 70 million years old.
Peanut Wood is said to be good for grounding and stabilising emotions. It is particularly useful in calming survival-based fears, as it assists one in accessing their practical side for answers, then offering a feelings of safety and security. It is a stone of business success, and a good stone for general protection.
The addition of Smoky Quartz is believed to bring protection from negative energy, as It removes negativity and negative energy of any kind and transforms them to positive energy.
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