What Are Minerals

A mineral is determinated by clear chemical composition (formula) it must be of natural origin and can be classified 1 of the 6 crystal system.

Artificial glass is not natural and not crystallized and therefore no mineral. Natural glass is not a mineral, because it does not have crystals and it does not belong to a crystal system. Sugar develops crystals in the diagonal crystal system but it is artificial and therefore no mineral.

Most of the minerals are originated from the melt of a hot and liquid magma or from primary or secondary hydrothermal solution. If minerals are growing out of a melt surrounded by other minerals without any free space, the crystals will normally not show perfect shape and a good surface, like the quartz “grains” in granite.

Most of the cavities minerals from Deccan Trap are common and can be found in other parts of the world. these minerals are distinct because of their quality, sizes and wide range of shape forms, color combination with other associated minerals.

Mineralization Process

Hot lava contents in cavities, amygdales, veins and cracks circulating water (steam) under high pressure that can solve glass and primary grown minerals. After reduction of pressure and temperature of the solution, a second generation of mineral will be developed. The type of the minerals is depending from the composition of solutions and other surrounding condition.

EPI-Stilbite

Ca3(Al6Si18O48)16H2O
Calcium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide
Deccan Plateau and many parts of the world.

Discovered in 1826 having close similarity to stilbite in morphology cleavage and luster.

Color: White, Pink and Red.

Apophyllite

min-apophyllite

KCa4Si8(F,OH)8H2O

Apophyllites are typically found as secondary minerals in vesicles in basalt or other volcanic rocks. Though relatively unfamiliar to the general public, Apophyllites are fairly prevalent around the world, with specimens coming from some of the world’s most well-known mineral localities. Indian Apophyllites are better formed with Natural Perfect Termination(pyramid point) and sometimes in cubes depending on its region of discovery. 

Uses: Apophyllite can enable one to receive visions and insights about current situations, personal or otherwise. Meditating with an Apophyllite can not only enhance one’s psychic visions and clairvoyance, but also promote structure and organization in daily life. The Apophyllite can help one to plan for the future with certainty, despite any negative past experiences.

Color: Transparent, Green & Marshy Green & Red.

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Aquamarine

Be3 Al2Si6O13
India, Brazil, Russia, Pakistan and other parts of the world.

Aquamarine belong to beryll group but small amount of iron makes aquamarine and chrominum and vanedium makes the crystal emerald.

Color: Greenish Blue to Deep Blue.

Babingtonite

Ca2(Fe2+,Mn) Fe3+Si3O (OH)
Calcium Iron Silicate Hydroxide
Mumbai and Nasik etc.

This mineral belongs to small group of Calcium Iron Silicate.

Color: Green to Black and Brown.

Calcite

min-calcite

Ca CO3
Calcite is a carbonate mineral and the most stable poly morph of calcium carbonate. The other polymorphs are the minerals aragonite and vaterite. Aragonite will change to calcite at 380 to 470 degrees C, and vaterite is even less stable.

Uses: Calcite increases and amplifies energy. One of the energies it amplifies is learning abilities, and thus is a great stone for students. Promotes creativity, imagination & inner peace. All calcites are helpful in lessening of fear and reducing stress & cleanses negative energies in the human system

Color: Yellow, Transparent & Black

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Cavansite

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Ca(V4+O)Si4O104H2O
Deposits of this lovely blue crystal have been found in India, New Zealand, Brazil and the USA, but it is said that the finest specimens come from India. These are very small crystals, especially the blue puffballs. It is polymorphic with the even rarer mineral, Pentagonite. It is most frequently found in Pune, India

Uses: Cavansite helps humans to express any spiritual communication that comes through to you more clearly. It also helps to heal eyes, throat, kidneys & bladder.

Color: Blue

Chabazite

CaAl2Si4O126H2O
Calcium Aluminium Silicate Hydroxide
Deccan Plateau and many parts of the world.

Rare zeolite species in Deccan Plateau. Crystals are always pseudocubic rhombohedrons.

Color: Translucent, Red, Yellow, Pink to Red and Green.

Fluorite

min-fluorite

Ca F2
Also called fluorspar, is the mineral form of calcium fluoride. It belongs to the halide minerals. Fluorite is a colorful mineral, both in visible and ultraviolet light, and the stone has ornamental and lapidary uses. Fluorite from Western Part of India are Sphere or Round in shape and usually formed on Quartz base.

Uses: Fluorite promotes spiritual and psychic wholeness and development, protection, and brings peace.  Physically fluorite is used in crystal healing for blood pressure, detoxification, cholesterol, bones, teeth, dizziness, vertigo, balance of brain hemisphere, cough, neck cancer, pain, joints, respiration, pineal gland problems, posture, nerves, cold, flu, insomnia, prevents RNA/DNA issues.

Color: Yellow & Red.

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Garnet

Ca Cr3(SiO4)3(OH)
Calcium Chromium Silicon Dioxide
Mostly in Bihar and other parts of the world.

* It is a semi-precious stone and used in making of ornaments.

Color: Dark Brown.

Goosecreekite

min-goosecreekite

CaAl2Si6O165H2O
It is one of the most unusually named minerals named after the Luck Goose Creek Quarry in Loudon Co., Virginia. Goosecreekite is a rare mineral and is sought after by collectors of rare zeolite minerals. Zeolites are known to have an openness about their structure that allows large ions and molecules to reside and actually move around inside the overall framework.

Uses: Goosecreekite can be useful in the treating a dysfunctional thymus. It assists in the treatment of liver and gall bladder disorders.

Color: White

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Gyrolite

min-gyrolite

Na Ca16(*Si23Al) O60 (OH)315H2O
Another rare zeolite found mainly in the Deccan Traps of India. Unlike other similar looking minerals (such as prehnite or smithsonite), gyrolite usually forms individual nodules as opposed to botryoidal or crustal growths. It’s also believed the Buddhist Lord Gautam Buddha meditated with Gyrolite for concentration.

Uses: Gyrolite is good for meditation and is said to bring the wisdom of ancient civilizations, insight, willpower, and stability.

Color: Green, White

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Heulandite

min-heulandite

(Na Ca)2 Al3 (Al,Si)Si13O36 12H2O
Heulandite is a hydrous calcium & aluminium silicate. The appropriate species name depends on the dominant element. The species are visually indistinguishable, and the series name heulandite is still used whenever testing has not been performed.

Uses: Heulandite is a high vibration stone, that is a powerful tool for meditation. This group commonly are known to be helpful to benefit the environment, as they absorb toxic products and odours, so they are helpful to have around.

Color: Brown, Pink, White, Orange(peach), Marshy Green

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Julgoldite

(Fe2+)Ca2 Fe2+(Fe3+Al)2(SiO4)(Si2O2)(OH)2 H2O
Calcium Iron Aluminosilicate
Maharashtra and other parts of world.

It is a iron rich member of Pumpellyite group.

Color: Greenish-Black.

Mesolite

(Ca2Na2Al4 Si9 O308H2O
Calcium Sodium Aluminosilicate Hydrate
Deccan Plateau and other parts of the world.

It’s name is derived from Greek word ‘Meso’ means middle because its a midway between Scolicite & Natrolite.

Color: Translucent to White.

Mordenite

min-mordenite

(Ca,Na2K2) Al2Si10O24-7H2O
Mordenite is one of the rarer, but still somewhat more widespread, members of the zeolite group of minerals. Mordenite forms fine sprays of radial acicular crystal clusters that look like pin-cushions or snowballs.

Uses:  It eases your mind and allows you to focus better, helping you to eliminate distractions.

Color: White

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Natrolite

Na2Al2Si3O102H2O
Sodium Aluminosilicate Hydrate
Deccan Plateau and other parts of world.

*Communicate contact with spirit when entered in body at birth., centering to attain energies.

Color: Translucent to White.

Okenite

min-okenite

Ca10Si18O46 18H2O
It is a silicate mineral that is usually associated with zeolites. It most commonly is found as small white cotton ball formations within basalt geodes. These formations are clusters of straight, radiating, fibrous crystals that are both bendable and fragile.

Uses: It helps break bad habits of all kinds as it is a purifying stone. Physically okenite is used in crystal healing for blood diseases and problems, lowering fever, stomach problems, and slowing aging.

Color: White

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Powellite

Ca Mo O4
Calcium Molybdate
Deccan Plateau and other parts of the world.

*It is a high-density mineral that we can use in ornaments. Its specialty is that it glows when place it under Ultra Violet light and dark.

Color: Yellow, Grey, Brown, Blue and Black.

Prehnite

Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH2)
Calcium Aluminosilicate Hydrate
Mumbai and other parts of world.

Prehnite is one of the chain silicate related to the phyllosilicates group, shows tabular habit and always curved.

Color: Pale and Dark Green.

Quartz

min-quartz

SiO2
Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth’s continental crust, after feldspar. There are many different varieties of quartz, several of which are semi-precious gemstones. Especially in Europe and the Middle East, varieties of quartz have been since antiquity the most commonly used minerals in the making of jewelry and hardstone carvings.

Uses: It enhances energy by absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing, focusing and transmitting. It is extremely beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation, protection, and channelling.  It is said to counters black magic and protects from negative energy.

Color: Transparent, Semi Transparent, Pink, Smoky.

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Scolecite

min-scolecite

CaAl2Si3O103H2O
It is a tectosilicate mineral belonging to the zeolite group; it is a hydrated calcium silicate. Crystals formed in thin & thick needles usually in the form of a sphere where the spray of scolecite needles orignates from one place. Aesthetically very pretty but also very fragile.

Uses: Scolecite is a stone of connections, patterns, and peace. Physically, scolecite has been used in crystal healing for circulation, blood clotting, clogged arteries, bruises, mental imbalances, eyes, lungs, intesting, misaligned spine, and removing parasites.

Color: White, Transparent, Pink, Red

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Stilbite

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NaCa2Al5Si13O3614H2O
Once of the most abundantly found crystal in the Deccan Traps of India. Formed in combination with almost all zeolites from the Deccan. Formed usually in the form of peach colored flowers & bows.

Uses:  Stilbite is a powerful stone of creativity that enhances creative energy. Physically, stilbite is used in crystal healing for removing toxins, and for laryngitis.

Color: Orange(peach), White, Yellow.

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Stellerite

min-stellerite

CaAl2Si7O187H2O
Stellerite belongs to the same family as Stilbite. Stellerites are better crystallized than stibite. Like most rare minerals, there aren’t many commercial uses for stellerite yet. Mineral collectors are lucky to find it in good enough crystal form.

Uses: This stone has a fairly strong vibration, that can be felt quite easily. Its predominant energy relates to change, and it can benefit you when you are making the choice to make changes. Treats blood issues, relieves stress, aids osteoporosis, also issues caused by overly alkaline state.

Color: Orange(peach), Yellow, White

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Thomsonite

min-thomsonite

NaCa2Al5Si5O206H2O
Globally, thomsonite is one of the rarer zeolites. Thomsonite is isostructural (having the same structure) with the sodium-calcium zeolite “mesolite” and the sodium zeolite “natrolite”, but it does not form a continuous chemical series with either of them. The aggregates are variable and may be spikey in appearance, dense and ball-like, or form worm-like growths.

Uses: Thomsonite creates a very stable connection between all of the bodies. This crystal encourages growth on all levels and also helps you to remove blockages which have presented this growth.

Color: White, Transparent, Pink, Yellow, Red

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Yugawaralite

CaAl2Si6O164H2O
Calcium Aluminosilicate Hydrate
Mumbai and other parts of world.

It is a very rare zeolite mineral. Named in the year 1952 on its locality Yugawara springs in Central Japan.

Color: White and milky White.