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PachnoliteLuster is vitreous. Transparency: Crystals are transparent to translucent.
Crystal System: Monoclinic.
Crystal Habits include prismatic crystals with steep pyramidal terminations.
Also pseudo-orthorhombic twinned prismatic crystals are common but tabular crystals are rare.
Cleavage is very indistinct.
Fracture is conchoidal.
Hardness is 3
Specific Gravity is 2.98 (average).
Streak is white.
Associated Minerals include thomsenolite, cryolite, ralstonite and limonite.
Notable Occurrences are limited to Ivigtut, Greenland.
Best Field Indicators are crystal habit, associations, locality and lack of good cleavage.
Colors: colorless, white or stained yellow to brown by limonite
PapagoitePapagoite brings optimism.
Historically, it has been used to bring peace and purity.
It helps one to speak with clarity.
It is also used for thought projection.
In meditation, it can help bring one to a euphoric state of oneness.
It is associated primarily with the third eye chakra, but also aligns other chakras.
Luster is vitreous to dull.
Colors: dark sky blue in crystals and a paler blue in massive veins
ParadamiteLuster is vitreous.
Transparency: Crystals are transparent to translucent.
Crystal System is triclinic; bar 1.
Crystal Habits include rounded tabular crystals, usually aggregated.
Cleavage is perfect.
Fracture is uneven.
Specific Gravity is approximately 4.5 - 4.6 (heavy for translucent minerals)
Streak is white.
Other Characteristics: Some specimens are fluorescent yellow (adamite usually fluoreses green) under shortwave UV light.
Associated Minerals include adamite, legrandite, limonite, smithsonite, austinite, mimetite and other zinc oxidation zone minerals.
Notable Occurrence is limited to the famous mines of Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.
Best Field Indicators are crystal habit, color, density, fluorescence and associations.
Colors: pale yellow
Peacock RockProvides a fresh new outlook on life and has strong healing properties.
PearlPearl, like amber, jet, and mother of pearl, is the product of a living creature.
Pearls attune the wearer to ebb and flow of life.
They are calming and centering.
They give purity and promote faith, charity, and integrity, truth, and loyalty. They especially enhance personal integrity.
Colors: silver, cream, gold becoming green, blue, black, always gleaming
Pecos DiamondStabilizes emotions, brings joy, and aids creativity and intuition.
Peridot (Olivine)Peridot promotes protection, health, wealth, and sleep.
Its green color lends itself to use in attracting wealth.
Peridot is associated with the heart chakra, and can be used to balance and stimulate that chakra.
It is a stone of compassion.
It has a friendly energy and is excellent for healing.
It assists in rebirth and renewal of all kinds.
It enhances the healing and harmony of relationships of all kinds, but particularly marriage.
Peridot can lessen stress within relationships, alleviate anger and jealousy, and slow aging.
It also assists in finding what is lost, and strengthens ESP abilities.
Birthstone for August
Colors: olive green to yellow
PerovskiteLuster is submetallic to adamantine, greasy or waxy.
Transparency: Crystals are opaque.
Crystal System is Orthorhombic (pseudocubic).
Crystal Habits include commonly pseudocubic striated crystals. Also found bladed, reniform, granular and massive.
Cleavage is imperfect in one direction.
Fracture is conchoidal.
Specific Gravity is 4.0 (below average for metallic minerals)
Streak is white to gray.
Associated Minerals include chlorite, talc, serpentine, melilite, andradite, nepheline, sphene and leucite.
Notable Occurrences include the Slatoust district, Ural Mountains, Russia; Sweden; Crestmore Quarries, Riverside County and the Diablo Range, San Benito County, California; the Bearpaw Mountains, Montana and Magnet Cove Arkansas, USA; Zermatt, Switzerland; Gardiner complex, Greenland; Jacupiranga, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy and the Eifel District, Germany.
Best Field Indicators are crystal habit, luster, associations, striations and locality.
Colors: black, brown, gray, orange to yellow
PetalitePetalite is sometimes called the "Stone of the Angels."
It is excellent for spiritual healing.
It also encourages and promotes connections to spirit guides and totems.
It is said to lift one to higher awareness and allow access to higher dimensions.
It has been used to protect Shamans during ceremonies.
It is extremely useful for astral travel and meditation because it will ground and protect you during these activities.
It will also dissipate and remove negative energy and black magic spells.
Petalite is also a stone of peace that can bring gentle calm in most any situation.
It is also great at enhancing and increasing intuition and psychic abilities, and increases one's ability to feel subtle energies.
Petalite balances yin/yang energies and aligns and balances mind/body/spirit.
It is related to and works best on the throat and crown chakras.
Petoskey StonePetoskey Stone is a type of fossilized colony coral found only in Michigan, USA, the coral lived during the Devonian period about 350 million years ago when Michigan had a warm inland sea.
Because of the "eye" configurations it shows when polished, it is said to mystically help stimulate the third eye and psychic awareness.
Petoskey Stone is also said to keep naughty spirits from channeling incorrect information or interfering with one's life.
In particular, as far as awareness, Petoskey Stone is said to enhance awareness of the emotions, which can be a boon for dealing with emotional issues.
It is also said to clear out negative energies from the aura and the environment.
It is related primarily to the third eye chakra as well as the crown chakra.
Petrified WoodPetrified wood consists of ancient trees that were covered with mineral-rich water and then transformed into a "stone."
It is receptive and promotes longevity, past life regression, healing and protection.
Coupled with amber and/or jet - can make a powerful male energetic elixir.
Petrified wood is a stone that is good for grounding and stabilizing one's emotions.
It is particularly useful in calming survival-based fears.
It helps one be practical.
It is a stone of business success.
Physically, it is beneficial for bones, backaches, skin, and hair.
Petrified wood is also used for past life regressions because of its inherent link with the past.
Colors: gray-brown, brown, from Sequoia trees, as well as in strong colors (brown, red, violet, blue, green, yellow)
Phantom QuartzPhantom quartz crystals are said to help one understand the various stages in life that we all evolve thru, and they are said to be an excellent tool for meditation and for remembrance of past lives.
Colors: like rock crystal, but several crystals grown together
PhenacitePhenacite occurs in nature as white to colorless hexagonal prismatic crystals with rhombohedral faces.
Phenacite is much harder than quartz crystal, and is relatively rare.
The difficult to find transparent crystals are sometimes faceted for use as gemstones.
Phenacite has a much higher vibrational frequency than quartz.
A relatively tiny phenacite crystal can open and energize the entire chakra system, stimulate the spinal column, and connect the intellectual centers with Higher Mind.
PhlogopiteLuster is vitreous to pearly.
Transparency crystals are transparent to translucent.
Crystal System is monoclinic; 2/m
Crystal Habits include tabular to prismatic crystals with a prominent pinacoid termination.
Phlogopite's four prism faces and two pinacoid faces form pseudo-hexagonal crystal "books".
Also as lamellar or granular rock forming masses.
Cleavage is perfect in one direction producing thin sheets or flakes.
Fracture is not readily observed due to cleavage but is uneven.
Specific Gravity is approximately 2.9+ (average)
Streak is white.
Associated Minerals are dolomitic marbles, hornblende, garnets and schorl.
Other Characteristics: cleavage sheets are flexible and elastic, meaning they can be bent and will flex back to original shape.
Thin flakes show an asterism or six rayed star when a light source is viewed through the crystal due to inclusions.
Notable Occurrences include Ontario and Quebec, Canada; Russia and at many locallities in Europe.
Best Field Indicators are crystal habit, color, cleavage, elastic sheets and associations.
Colors: pale brown to brown
PhosgeniteClear, yellow-white, greenish, white. I
s associated with boldness, courage, daring and confidence.
Luster is adamantine to greasy.
Colors: colorless, white, brown to yellow
PhosphuranyliteLuster is vitreous.
Transparency crystals are generally translucent.
Crystal System is orthorhombic; 2/m 2/m 2/m.
Crystal Habits include tiny platy crystals, crusts and fossil wood replacement masses.
Cleavage is perfect in one direction (basal).
Fracture is earthy
Specific Gravity is approximately 4.1 (well above average for translucent minerals)
Streak is yellow.
Other Characteristics:Radioactive and non-fluorescent.
Associated Minerals include torbernite, autunite, uraninite and other uranium bearing minerals.
Notable Occurrences include the Flat Rock Pegmatite and Buchanan Pegmatite, Spruce Pine, Mitchell County, North Carolina and the Jack Daniels No. 1 Mine, Coconino County, Arizona and the Ruggles Mine of Grafton and the Palermo Mine, North Groton, New Hampshire, USA; Spain; Republic of Congo; Bavaria, Germany; Margnac, Haute-Vienne, France and Rio Grande de Norte, Brazil.
Best Field Indicators are crystal habit, non-fluorescence, associations, radioactivity and color.
Colors: deep golden to straw yellow
Picasso StoneDevelopment of creative and artistic abilities.
Picture JasperPicture jasper helps create harmony, proportion, creative visualization, and positive outcomes in business pursuits.
It shows hidden messages from the past as well as thoughts, fears, and hopes.
These qualities make it useful as an emotional/psychological healing stone.
Pietersite (aka Tempeststone)Pietersite, sometimes known as Tempeststone, helps one see beyond the immediate to beauty in all.
It enhances courage, tenacity, and ability to maintain or create what is yours.
Spiritually and psychically, pietersite helps in working with angels, experiencing visions, and precognition, relating to feminine energy, as well as astral and dimensional travel.
Emotionally, pietersite helps to relax, and release deep emotions in a calmer way.
Pietersite is also excellent for improving memory.
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PlancheiteLuster is vitreous to silky.
Transparency specimens are translucent to opaque.
Crystal System is orthorhombic.
Growth Habits include spherulites or sprays of acicular or fibrous radial crystal clusters.
Other habits include massive, mammillary and fibrous aggregates and tiny tabular or platy crystals.
Cleavage is not discernible
Fracture is fibrous
Specific Gravity is approximately 3.6 - 3.8 (above average for a non-metallic mineral).
Streak is pale blue.
Associated Minerals are cerussite, dioptase, limonite, melanotekite, quartz, shattuckite, bindheimite, conichalcite, brochantite, "bisbeeite"; (a variety of chrysocolla), and other chrysocolla varieties, and other secondary copper minerals.
Notable Occurrences include the type locality of Mindouli, Congo as well as Tantara and Kambowe, Shaba, of the Democratic Republic of Congo and several copper deposits in Arizona, especially the Table Mountain Mine.
Best Field Indicators are color, crystal habit, density, locality and associations.
Colors: commonly a pale blue, greenish blue to almost turquoise blue, and dark blue in some specimens
PlatinumLuster is metallic.
Transparency is opaque.
Crystal System: Isometric; 4/m bar 3 2/m
Crystal Habits include nuggets, grains or flakes, rarely showing cubic forms.
Cleavage is absent.
Fracture is jagged.
Specific Gravity is 14 - 19+, pure platinum is 21.5 (extremely heavy even for metallic minerals).
Streak is steel-gray.
Other Characteristics: Does not tarnish, is sometimes weakly magnetic and is ductile, malleable and sectile, meaning it can be pounded into other shapes, stretched into a wire and cut into slices.
Associated Minerals include chromite, olivine, enstatite, pyroxene, magnetite and occasionally gold.
Notable Occurrences includes Transvaal, South Africa; Ural Mountains, Russia; Columbia and Alaska, USA.
Best Field Indicators are color, density, weak magnetism, hardness, associations and ductility.
Colors: white-gray to silver-gray, usually lighter than the platinum color of pure processed platinum
PlattneriteLuster is adamantine to submetallic.
Transparency: Crystals are opaque.
Crystal System is tetragonal; 4/m 2/m 2/m
Crystal Habits include eight sided prisms and blocky crystals terminated by a blunt four sided or complex pyramid.
Large crystals are rare and massive forms are more common.
It also forms as drusy crusts with tiny sparkling crystals.
Cleavage is good in two directions forming prisms, poor in a third (basal).
Fracture is conchoidal to uneven.
Specific Gravity is 9.4+ (very heavy even for a metallic mineral)
Streak is "chestnut" brown
Other Characteristics: Can be dissolved by acids.
Associated Minerals are rosasite, limonite, murdochite and other lead oxides.
Notable Occurrences include Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland; Shoeshone Co., Idaho, USA and Mapimi, Mexico.
Best Field Indicators are crystal habit, streak, density, color and high luster.
Pop Rocks (Kansas Pop Rocks)Kansas Pop Rocks are the common name for the stones that are trademarked as Boji Stones®.
They come from the same place, at the base of a natural pyramid mount in the center of the continental USA, and are the same type of rock, having the same properties.
Kansas Pop Rocks usually come in pairs, a smoother stone which has Yin or female energy and is referred to as the female, and a rougher stone that has Yang or masculine energy and is referred to as the male.
Kansas Pop Rocks are excellent for balancing energy and polarities of all kinds.
They are used a lot in energy healing and psychic healing to release blockages.
They are also used a lot to balance the chakras and align them.
They are also excellent for grounding excess energies, grounding people who are feeling "spacey", and for shielding.
In the both the household plant pots and out in nature, Kansas Pop Rocks are used to promote plant growth.
Kansas Pop Rocks are also used in healing arthritis, back pain, general healing, regeneration of cells, adrenal glands, chronic fatigue, and physical energy.
These stones bring a sense of joy, are highly energetic, and can draw out pain.
PowelliteLuster is adamantine to greasy.
Transparency: Crystals are translucent to transparent.
Crystal System is tetragonal; 4/m
Crystal Habits include small four sided pyramidal crystals (pseudo-octahedral) and thin plates.
Commonly as crusts or films around altered molybdenite and as pseudomorphs after molybdenite.
Cleavage is distinct in four directions (bipyramidal).
Fracture is uneven.
Specific Gravity is approximately 4.2 - 4.3 (heavy for nonmetallic minerals).
Streak is white.
Other Characteristics: Fluorescent golden yellow.
Associated Minerals are quartz, zeolites, molybdenite and lindgrenite.
Notable Occurrences include the Peacock Lode, Seven Devils district, Idaho (the type locality); Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan; Tungsten, Nevada; Superior, Arizona and Randsberg, California, USA; Nasik, India; Turkey; Russia; Scotland; Clayton Quarry, Panama Canal Zone, Panama and Morocco.
Best Field Indicators are crystal habit, color, fluorescence, association with molybdenite and cleavage.
Colors: yellow, brown, gray, blue, white or black
PraseResolves sexuality issues; sense of oneness with universe; Earth-mother stone.
Colors: various shades of green, sometimes with black inclusions
PrasioliteSpecific Gravity Prasiolite is a leek-green quartz variety that acts as a fine collectors and jewelry connoisseurs delight.
Being a relatively rare gemstone, Prasiolite comes into existence when certain amethysts from the Montezuma deposit in Brazil are exposed to heat that elicits their green color.
It is said to facilitate the linking of physical and spiritual aspects of life and to strengthen mind, emotions & will.
It is very popular gemstone with exclusive usage as jewelry embellishment.
Color: Lemon Green Hardness: 7
PrehnitePrehnite is a very protective stone and can protect one on all levels.
It strengthens the life force and generally increases and stimulates energy.
It aids spirit communication through meditation or visualization, out-of-body travel, and is a powerful dream stone.
Prehnite is also known as a stone of prophesy which stimulates inner-knowing.
Physically, prehnite is helpful in the healing of gout, anemia, and kidney problems.
Luster is vitreous to waxy or pearly.
Colors: pale green to a yellowish grass green, also gray, white or colorless
PseudoboleiteLuster is vitreous to pearly.
Transparency: Crystals are usually translucent to transparent.
Crystal System is tetragonal; 4 2 2
Crystal Habits include tiny blocky crystals on top of the boleite's crystal faces; a form of epitaxial overgrowth.
It is often intergrown with boleite in parallel growth. Crystals can be pseudocubic.
Cleavage is perfect.
Fracture is uneven.
Specific Gravity is 4.9 - 5.0 (rather heavy for translucent minerals)
Streak is light green to blue.
Associated Minerals include other rare copper and lead chlorides such as boleite, cumengite, chloroxiphite, paralaurionite, matlockite, chlorargyrite, atacamite, mendipite and diaboleite. Also found with cerussite, smithsonite, connellite, gerhardtite, cuprite, leadhillite, clays, linarite, phosgenite and chrysocolla.
Notable Occurrences include Boleo, Santa Rosalia, Baja California, Mexico and the Mammoth District, Arizona, USA and most places where boleite is found.
Best Field Indicators are crystals habit, color, density, streak and locality.
Colors: indigo blue
Purpurite (Purperite)Purpurite (purperite) is a stone that helps break away from self-destructive or self-limiting patterns, as well as external restraints.
It helps one speak with confidence.
It increases spirituality, promotes inner growth, and stimulates the ability to absorb spiritual insights.
Purpurite is also a stone that can bring prosperity and help with finances.
Physically, purpurite is helpful for wounds, bruises, uric acid levels, and purifying the blood.
Luster is vitreous to sub-metallic.
PyrargyriteLuster is adamantine.
Transparency crystals are translucent to nearly opaque.
Crystal System trigonal; 3m
Crystal Habits: include prismatic crystals with rhombohedral and scalenohedral faces forming terminations.
There is no perpendicular mirror plane and therefore a hemimorphic crystal can be seen, in some rare examples, with differing terminations at the top and bottom of the crystal.
Typical crystals are poorly formed and modified heavily by secondary faces.
Also found massive.
Cleavage is sometimes distinct in three directions forming rhombohedrons.
Fracture is conchoidal.
Specific Gravity is approximately 5.8 (very heavy for translucent minerals)
Streak is a dark cherry red.
Associated Minerals include proustite, silver, tetrahedrite, calcite, argentite. quartz, galena, sphalerite and other silver vein minerals.
Other Characteristics: darkens upon exposure to light and crystals are frequently striated.
Notable Occurances include Atacama, Chile; silver mines in Saxony Germany and in Colorado, USA and Cobalt, Onatario, Canada.
Best Field Indicators are crystal habit, density, association with silver sulfides and color.
Colors: red to red-black
PyritePyrite is a stone of intellect and protection.
It enhances intelligence, mental stability, logic, analysis, creativity, memory, and psychic development.
It can help you tap your own latent mental talents and abilities.
Pyrite is a powerful protection stone, and is very grounding. Pyrite is also known as Fool's Gold and Healer's Gold.
Luster is metallic.
Colors: silver, brass yellow to golden
Pyrolusite (Manganese)Is associated with hope, optimism, confidence, determination and material comfort.
Luster is metallic to dull in weather or thinly crusted specimens.
Colors: steel gray to a solid black in earthy specimens
PyromorphitePyromorphite is a mineral that enhances the energies of other minerals.
Pyromorphite is said to attract money and other objects of wealth, and can help one see the steps to take to achieve goals, giving it the nickname "the Victory Stone".
It also activates and stimulates one's personal energy.
Pyromorphite can be used to get rid of creative blocks.
It is also used to renew connections with people one has lost touch with.
Pyromorphite should not be used directly to make elixirs.
Pyromorphite is excellent for healing because of its enhancement of other stones used in crystal healing.
Physically, pyromorphite is used for chills, gum disease, removing organisms from the blood, and assimilating B vitamins.
Luster is resinous to adamantine.
Colors: typically green, but can also be yellow, orange and brown
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