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Rainbow moonstone has a gentle, calming energy.
It helps to strengthen intuition and psychic perception, and enhances creativity, compassion, endurance and inner confidence.
It is a stone that brings balance and harmony.
The Rainbow effect brings in a spectrum of light, and can help with clearing and bringing in uplifting energies.
It has been said to have the power to grant wishes.
RealgarRealgar is a very unique and rare gemstone which is used mainly to bring energy into the body.
It is also used to increase sexuality and fertility.
It can reflect our true-selves, both the positive and the negative.
Luster is resinous, adamantine to sub-metallic.
Colors: orange to red
Red Tiger's EyeRed Tigers Eye enhances the integrity of the self.
It can help with self-sufficiency.
It is a survival stone and helps with the correct use of power for survival in difficult times.
RhodiziteRhodozite is sometimes called the "master crystal."
It is a truly positive energy stone that never needs to be cleared or charged (like Kunzite and Citrine).
Rhodizite assists with astral travel.
It is also very helpful for meditation.
Madagascar Shamans are said to use rhodizite for "cloud busting" and initiating rain.
Energetically, rhodizite is very powerful for unlocking and clearing blockages, and activating all the chakras.
Physically, rhodizite is helpful for cancer, tissue inflammation, cellular diseases, pH balance in the body, stabilizing brain function, and is an excellent energy booster for all types of healing.
Luster is vitreous to adamantine or silky.
Colors: colorless to white or gray and also with pale tints of yellow
RhodocrositeThis stone promotes love, peace and energy.
It soothes the emotions and de-stresses.
Rhodochrosite is thought of as a spiritual body gemstone, it offers a higher frequency of energy which enters and moves throughout our spiritual bodies.
Gold for wisdom, orange for creativity, and pink for love.
When you are drawn to Rhodochrosite it means that you are ready to learn more about your own spirituality and work to bring this energy into your heart.
In a crystal healing layout, it is generally placed between your heart and solar plexus center, as it will act as a bridge to balance into these energy centers.
Luster is vitreous to resinous.
Colors: pink, pink with partial white stripes
Rhodolite (see Garnet)Luster is vitreous.
Transparency crystals are transparent to translucent.
Crystal System is isometric; 4/m bar 3 2/m
Crystal Habits include the typical rhombic dodecahedron. also seen is the 24 sided trapezohedron.
Combinations of these forms are common and sometimes the rare faces of the hexoctahedron, a 48 sided crystal habit that rarely is seen by itself, can also combine with these other forms making very attractive, complex and multifaceted crystals.
Massive and granular occurrences are also common.
Cleavage is absent.
Fracture is conchoidal.
Specific Gravity is approximately 3.6 (above average for translucent minerals)
Streak is white.
Associated Minerals are olivine, serpentine, biotite, hornblende, augite, pyroxenes and diamond.
Other Characteristics: index of refraction is 1.73
Notable Occurrences include localities in Europe; Arizona and New Mexico, USA; South Africa and several Australian sites.
Best Field Indicators are crystal habit, color, hardness and environment
Colors: red to reddish purple and sometimes a deep enough red to appear black
RhodoniteAssists with using your skills to help others.
Helps with self-love and acceptance, self-healing.
Luster is vitreous to dull to pearly on polished surfaces.
Colors: pink with dark inclusions
RichteriteRichterite is a stone of calmness, relaxation and strength.
It is said to help lessen the "fight or flight" syndrome associated with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and other anxiety states.
It is said to help one balance action and reaction, and handle life in a calm, steady, and strong manner.
When one is already in a relaxed state such as meditation, richterite can profoundly deepen the relaxation, allowing the body freedom to heal more fully, grow stronger, and for the mind to expand into higher states of awareness.
As a throat chakra stone, richterite is involved with communication, but rather than external communication it is primarily involved with communication within the entity or person.
Physically richterite is used in folklore and spiritual healing to aid in healing of circulation problems, glandular problems, particularly thyroid problems, respiratory problems, parasites, fevers of various kinds, and typhoid.
Richterite is commonly associated with the throat (5th) chakra.
Luster is vitreous to dull.
Richterite is a stone of calmness, relaxation and strength.
Colors: brown, reddish brown, yellow and light to dark green
Rock CrystalRock crystal is said to stimulate mental clarity, emotional stability and to facilitate and focus meditative states.
is also said to stimulate positive thoughts and feelings, and to amplify psychic abilities.
Rock crystal is said to help remove toxins from the body and to help treat disorders of the digestive system, kidneys and bladder.
It also is said to be helpful in treating a number of other ailments including pituitary gland disorders and skin, circulatory system and respiratory system disorders.
Rock crystal is also said to help considerably in providing relief from pain, and to help in recovering from radiation exposure, and to strengthen the immune system.
Colors: clear to white and transparent
RockbridgeiteLuster is varied from vitreous to dull or earthy.
Transparency: Specimens are translucent to transparent.
Crystal System is orthorhombic; 2/m 2/m 2/m
Crystal Habits include prismatic to tabular crystals, but often botryoidal, reniform, encrusting, massive and fibrous.
Cleavage is poor.
Fracture is uneven.
Specific Gravity is approximately 3.4 (slightly above average).
Streak is green or brown.
Associated Minerals include strengite, beraunite, dufrenite and limonite.
Notable Occurrences include Cornwall, England; Siegerland, Germany; Svappavaara, Norrbotten, Sweden; Black Hills, Custer County, South Dakota and South Mountain, Midvale, Rockbridge County (hence the name), Virginia, USA and Brazil.
Best Field Indicators are crystal habit, color, associations and streak.
Colors: brown, dark green, yellow-brown or black
Rock Salt(see Halite)
RomanechiteLuster is submetallic to dull.
Transparency crystals are opaque.
Crystal System is monoclinic.
Crystal Habits include massive, fibrous, botryoidal, columnar, stalactitic, concretionary, powdery and earthy.
Cleavage is absent.
Fracture is uneven.
Specific Gravity is 4.7 - 5 (heavy for non-metallic minerals)
Streak is brownish black.
Associated Minerals are barite, hematite, quartz, pyrolusite and other manganese oxide minerals.
Notable Occurances include Austinville, Wythe County., Virginia, Upper Pennisula of Michigan and Tuscon, Arizona, USA; Saxony, Germany; Saone et Loire, France; Cornwall, England; Ouro Preto, Minas Gerias, Brazil and elsewhere.
Best Field Indicators are habits, luster, hardness, color and streak.
Colors: iron-black to bluish black to steel gray
RosasiteLuster is silky to vitreous to dull for massive specimens.
Transparency: Crystals are transparent to translucent.
Crystal System is monoclinic; 2/m
Crystal Habits include radiating tufts of fibrous crystals.
It typically is found as crusts and botryoidal masses or nodules.
Specific Gravity is approximately 4 (somewhat heavy for non-metallic minerals)
Cleavage is perfect in one direction but not usually noticed because of fibrous crystal habit.
Fracture is fibrous.
Streak is pale shades of bluish green or green.
Associated Minerals include limonite, smithsonite, hemimorphite, malachite, aurichalcite and calcite.
Other Characteristics: Effervesces easily in cold dilute hydrochloric acid.
Notable Occurrences include Arizona, New Mexico and Inyo Co., California, USA; Rosas Mine, Sardinia, Italy; Tsumeb, Namibia and Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.
Best Field Indicators are crystal habits, color, associations, hardness and reaction to acid.
Colors: bluish-green to green
RoseliteLuster is vitreous.
Transparency: Crystals are transparent to translucent.
Crystal System is monoclinic; 2/m.
Crystal Habits include small prismatic to tabular, often complex, crystals and spherical aggregates and massive crusts.
Twinning is the norm and just adds to the complexity of the crystals. Cleavage is perfect in one direction.
Fracture is uneven.
Specific Gravity is approximately 3.5 - 3.7 (above average for translucent minerals).
Streak is light red.
Associated Minerals are erythrite, beta-roselite and limonite.
Notable Occurrences include Rappold Mine, Schneeberg, Saxony and Shapbach, Germany and Bou Azzer, Morocco.
Best Field Indicators are color, crystal habit, streak, cleavage, density and associations with cobalt ores.
Colors: rose-red to dark pink (lighter shades with decreasing cobalt content)
Rose Quartz(see Quartz, Rose) Colors: various shades of pink to a rosy-red
RubelliteRubellite is pink to red tourmaline.
It is a stone of balance and calm.
Emotionally, rubellite helps bring emotional balance and helps open up, relax, and detach from personal pain.
It can be used with lepidolite as a super-powerful energy for calming people in distress.
As prosperity is a natural effect of a life in balance, rubellite also brings abundance.
Rubellite is also a stone of passion, bringing passionate energy and love.
Physically, rubellite balances the body's electrochemical system, strengthens immune system, heals backaches, and reproductive system disorders, detoxifies the blood, assists with recovery, and eases the effects of radiation poisoning.
Rubellite is associated with the sacral and root chakras, as well as the heart chakra.
Ruby (Corundum)The ruby promotes wealth, protection, power, joy, and is an anti-nightmare stone.
It is ruled by Mars and worn to increases energies.
Jewelry set with rubies is said to banish sadness and produce joy.
Ruby brings integrity, devotion and happiness.
It also enhances generosity and brings prosperity.
Ruby brings and increases romantic love.
Ruby is a stone that has been known to be very protective of home, worldly possession, children, and psychic protection.
It is a stone of high energy and power that promotes healing on all levels.
Birthstone for July
Colors: red, rarely translucent
Ruby in ZoisiteRuby in Zoisite is an energy amplification stone that can energize the entire field of one's body.
It is used for psychic ability and empowerment, as well as altered states of consciousness.
Ruby in Zoisite stimulates the crown chakra.
Physically, it is beneficial for heart disorders, and physical vitality.
Rutilated Quartz(see Quartz, Rutilated)
RutileLuster is adamantine to submetallic.
Transparency: Crystals are transparent in rather thin crystals otherwise 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.
The prisms are composed of two four sided prisms with one of the prisms being dominant.
Crystals with some twins forming hexagonal or octahedral circles.
A very common habit is thin acicular needles (especially as inclusions in other minerals)or as blades.
Cleavage is good in two directions forming prisms, poor in a third (basal).
Fracture is conchoidal to uneven.
Specific Gravity is 4.2+ (slightly heavy)
Streak is brown
Other Characteristics: Striations lengthwise on crystals, high refractive index (2.63) gives it a sparkle greater than diamond (2.42).
Associated Minerals are quartz, tourmaline, barite, hematite and other oxides and silicates.
Notable Occurrences include Minas Gerias, Brazil; Swiss Alps; Arkansas, USA and some African locallities.
Best Field Indicators are crystal habit, streak, hardness, color and high index of refraction (luster).
Colors: black or reddish brown in large thick crystals, or golden yellow or rusty yellow as inclusions
RutiliteRutilite is a fine crystal and possesses a blazing luster.
It has an orthorhombic crystal structure. It varies in size, shape and color because of some minor impurities present in it.
It is comprised of titanium dioxide with a little iron and has a brilliant metallic or diamond-like luster.
Since it is believed to repel negative energy, rutilite is thought to be useful for healing-it brings awareness
of the reason for a disease so that one is able to correct the problem.
It has been used in the treatment of bronchitis, to promote lactation and to put a sparkle in the eyes.
It is said to balance emotions helping brain function aiding in transmitting & receiving energies helping with mediation.
The stone is believed to have originated in Africa. It is used to make one-of-a-kind ornate jewelry.
Chemical Formula: Al2SiO4(F,OH)3
Color: Fine White with Golden Needles
Specific Gravity: 3.4 - 3.5
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