Tumblestones C

Calcite (delicate)
Carbonates 3
Black, blue, clear, gold, green, orange, red
United States America
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water


Calcite blue (delicate)
Carbonates 3
Blue
Texas USA
Common
Love, power, healing stone
Not suitable to cleanse in water

Calcite green
Carbonates 3
Green
Mexico
Common
Money, healing stone
Not suitable to cleanse in water

Calcite honey
Carbonates 3
Honey
Kansas, Oklahoma USA
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water

Calcite Lime
Carbonates 3
Kansas, Oklahoma USA
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water

Calcite orange
Carbonates 3
Orange, green, blue, yellow, golden, clear Iceland spa, white, brown, pink, red, black and grey
Common
Kansas, Oklahoma USA
Not suitable to cleanse in water

Calcite pink (Also known as mangano calcite) Angel crystal
Carbonates 3
Pink
United States America
Common
Love, healing, power stone
Not suitable to cleanse in water

Calcite Clear /optical Also known as Iceland spar
Carbonates 3
Iceland, Mexico
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Golden variety comes from Oklahoma USA

Calcite Red
Carbonates 3
White, green, pink, orange, blue, yellow
US, Brazil, China, Mexico
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water

Calcite yellow
Carbonates 3
White, green, pink, orange, blue, yellow
US, Brazil, China, Mexico
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water

Cats Eye synthetic
No attributes as they are man made but pretty stones and colourful
Cats Eye (Cat's Eye, Tiger's Eye, Falcon's Eye or Hawk's Eye)
Beryl 8.5
Green, yellow-green, yellow, brown, yellow-brown
Myanmar
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Chrysoberyl is the traditional Stone used for natural Cat’s Eye, related to Alexandrite (Cats eye is expensive)

Carnelian Also known as orange chalcedony or Sard Mecca Stone, Pigeon’s blood and Sadoine usually heat treated
(Form of agate also known as orange agate)
Quartz 6.5
Red, orange, pink, orangey brown
Wildly heat-treated to deepen its colour.
Uruguay, Brazil, Germany, Cornwall UK, Scotland, Arizona USA, India
Common
Power stone
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Can be found on beaches.
Carnelian is a beautiful, warm coloured stone ranging from yellow/orange through to orange brown. Grading through to brown it may be referred to as 'Sard' or Sardstone. Semi-transparent it usually has very subtle mottling and colour variations within.

Celestite (also known as Celestine) Angel crystal
Sulphates 3 –3.5
Blue, yellow, red, white
Madagascar, Mexico, USA, UK
Common
Expensive
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Crystalline form of angelite
Carry one with you when you need help from Spirit Guides and Angels

Celestobarite Also known as Barian Celestine
Orange with white veins
Austria, China, Czech republic, France, Italy, Russia, USA, UK (Bristol)
Notes
Shamanic crystal

Chalcedony usually heat treated/dyed see different colours below
Quartz 7
White, pink, blue, red, greyish
Arizona
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Some forms of chalcedony are dyed especially from Brazil.
Chalcedony is a widely occurring mineral belonging to the quartz group; these microcrystalline varieties of silica form a wide range of minerals. Flint and Chert are chalcedonies for example and the coloured varieties are sought after. If microcrystalline silica forms in transparent to semi-transparent masses it is referred to as chalcedony; If it forms with bands, an agate; if it forms in opaque masses it is called jasper. Chemically, all chalcedony's, agates and jaspers are near identical, only minute impurities imparted alter colour and appearance.

Chalcedony Blue usually heat treated/dyed
Quartz 7
Blue
Arizona, South Africa
Common
Love, healing, power stone
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Massive form of quartz with mineral inclusions giving various colours including; white, pink, blue and red. Theoretically it can be any colour. Several specific varieties of chalcedony are discussed under their own sections; see agate, bloodstone, carnelian, Chrysoprase, flint, jasper, onyx, sardonyx and petrified wood.

Chalcedony pink Also known as Desert Rose usually heat treated/dyed
Quartz 7
Pink
Arizona
Common
Love, healing, power stone
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
If chalcedony is conspicuously colour-banded, it may be called agate and with other minerals it has various other names including carnelian, mocha stone, onyx, bloodstone to name a few.

Chalcedony Orange Also known as Carnelian usually heat treated/dyed
Quartz 7
Orange
Arizona, Cornwall UK, Scotland, Germany, Brazil
Common
Love, healing, power stone
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Strongly banded material is known as carnelian agate

Chalcopyrite Also know as Peacock Ore
Sulfide 3.5
Brassy yellow
Northern Wisconsin Northern Minnesota along the Canadian border
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Do not use in elixirs toxic
Notes
Often confused with Pyrite

Charoite
Silicate 5
Violet, lilac, light brown
Chary River at Aldan in Russia
Rare
Love, power, healing, protection
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
An opaque mineral with quite complex chemistry, rare, and noted for its dark lilac, fibrous appearance. It occurs largely in one area of Russia and appears in veins within a host rock. This is another stone that has a near unique appearance and good examples of Charoite are prized for use in jewellery.

Chert/Flint
Silicate 7
Notes
Chert and Flint are common stones occurring in a wide variety of places. The silica is usually infused with impurities and organic compounds which give rise to a remarkable variety of earthy colours. Flint has a long-standing relationship with mankind since it was used during the Stone-Age for making tools. The term Flint is usually reserved for the nodular grey/black masses found in chalk formations. The alternative term for Flint, Firestone, stems from the sparks that are given off when Flint is struck hard. Chert usually appears as woody coloured masses within a host rock and both Flint and Chert are found in huge quantities in gravels, shingles, and on beaches. It is a hard durable stone that takes a good polish.

Chiastolite Cross stone a variety of Andalusite
Silicate 6.5
Brown-grey, rose, grey, reddish-brown, olive green
Arizona
Common
Money, healing, power, love
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes

Chrysoprase Also known as Australian Jade
Quartz 7
Apple green, lemon
Australia, USA (Arizona, California) Germany, Tanzania, Poland, Russia, and Brazil
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water

Chrysoprase lemon also known as Citron
Quartz 7
Lemon green
Australia
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
A Flashy trade name for nickel magnesite, which is a form of magnesium carbonate, Citron is a form of Chrysoprase that comes from Australia. Also known as Lemon Chrysoprase.

Chrysanthemum stone Angel crystal
Silicate 9.5
Brown, grey with white
China
Common
Money, power, love, luck stone
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes

Chrysocolla
Silicate 2 – 4
Green, blue, turquoise
Cornwall, Arizona, Utah, Peru & copper mining areas
Common
Love, healing stone
Do not use in elixirs toxic
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Notes

Citrine (Natural) A guardian crystal usually heat treated
Quartz 7
Yellow or orange
Natural Citrine Russia, Spain, France, and Hungary Rare
Heat treated Common
A self cleansing stone
Money stone, protection stone
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Does occur naturally but a lot are heat treated Amethyst or smoky quartz. Citrine is yellow gold quartz. The heat treatment changes the colour of the stone to a shade of yellow. It is difficult to tell natural citrine from heat-treated citrine unless you are a gemmologist and know what to look for.

Citrine (heat treated)
Quartz 7
Yellow or orange
Natural Citrine Spain Rare
Heat treated Common
A guardian crystal
A self cleansing stone
Money stone, protection stone
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Does occur naturally but a lot are heat treated Amethyst.

Cinnabar
Sulfide 2
Red, brown-red, grey
United States America
Common
Expensive
Do not use in healing it is poisonous
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Do not use in elixirs toxic
Toxic in it’s raw form
Notes
The bright red ore of mercury is the poisonous metal. Anything made out of Cinnabar would be extremely dangerous to wear or use due to the heat from your skin would be enough to vaporise the mercury from the stone which would absorb into your skin. Most jewellery has a plastic resin, which is layered and moulded to protect you. NEVER use raw Cinnabar.
Cinnabar is an Eastern Indian word for Dragon's blood. The impurities in Cinnabar give it a brownish colour.
Cinnabar is extremely POISONOUS! Do not use it for healing or magical purposes.
Tumblestones nice to have for decoration but not to be used for any other purpose.

Connemara Marble Combination of Serpentine and Marble
Silicate
Shades of mottled green
Galway, in the West of Ireland
Notes

Copper
Native elements 2.5 – 3
Copper red to brown
Michigan, Bolivia, Russia, Cornwall England, Arizona USA
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Notes

Coral Red Usually dyed and/or bleached to improve colour
Organics 3.5
Various
Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Australia, the South Pacific, the waters of Japan, and Africa also  Algeria, Tunisia, Spain, Italy, France, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and India.
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Due to their organic nature, Coral gems are both soft and porous and should only be wiped clean with moist cloth. Special to extra special care depending on dye used. Avoid chemicals, cosmetics & ultrasonic cleaners. Be careful about chemicals in hairspray, cosmetics, or perfume. 
If real Coral is placed in glass of cow's milk, the colour of the milk will appear pink or take on a red tinge. Imitation coral will not affect the whiteness of milk.
If a coral is dropped in blood, blood will thicken around it.
A true coral changes colour according to the physical well-being of the wearer. It fades before the disorder in physical health is noticeable and resumes its original colour when physical health is restored.



Coral Blue Usually dyed and/or bleached to improve colour
Organics 3.5
Various
Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Australia, the South Pacific, the waters of Japan, and Africa
Common
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Notes

Covellite A Blue Healer
Sulphides 2
Indigo blue tinged with purple
Arizona, Sardinia, Montana
Rare
Not suitable to cleanse in water
Notes

Crackle Quartz
Quartz 7
Clear
Nambia
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes

2 comments:

Sylvie said...

I'm so grateful to you for posting with regard to what stones can, or cannot, be cleansed in water. I just got a gorgeous blue calcite and was wondering if I could clean it in water. Reading your posting about it, I now know that I shouldn't. How would you suggest cleaning stones that can't be cleaned in water? My friend says she passes hers through incense smoke. Do you think that's a good method?

Your blog is absolutely fabulous. I've learned so much from it! Thank you!

Sylvie

Kaysha said...

Hi Sylvie
You are very welcome and thank you for taking the time to email me. I am so pleased you have learned many things from the blog that is all the thanks I need knowing you are learning and finding the blog useful ~ it makes it all worth while to me when someone follows and takes the time to talk to me so thank you.
Regarding your Calcite there are a few different ways you can cleanse them and yes your friend is right you can use incense smoke and pass your stone thru that, there are also a couple more ways so try them and see what works best for you and your stone.
You can use moonlight to cleanse as well place your stone on a windowsill on a night of the full moon and leave it there happily basking in the moonlight for a couple of nights or you can place on a quartz cluster (Quartz and Carnelian cleanse other crystals but make sure it is a cluster not a tumblestone for this method) also have a look at this link from my blog as it explains in more detail other methods you can try. http://pendencrystals.blogspot.com/2011/02/clearing-energies-of-stones-and.html
Personally I wouldn't recommend sunlight for your calcite as it is a very delicate stone depends what part of the world your from and the strength of the sun at this time of the year.
Please let me know how you get on and please be active here on the site that way we all learn together.
With much love
Kaysha xx

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