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"Crystals are living beings at the beginning of creation." - Nicola Tesla 

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Crystal Grids - Enhancing our Home Environment

Crystal Grids - Enhancing our Home Environment

Crystal grids have been used for millennia for healing and protecting people and the land.  This comes naturally to us humans - we work with the energy of crystals every single day... Read More

More Heavy Metal - Spectacular Hematite from Socorro County, New Mexico

Pictured Above - Rare stalactic hematite from Socorro County, New Mexico. WH192237, $50.   65 x 80 x 48 mm (2.6 x 3.1 x 1.9 in)  This week we feature another unique... Read More
More Heavy Metal - Spectacular Hematite from Socorro County, New Mexico
Birthstones

Birthstones

To shop birthstones click HERE, or scroll down to the list of months and follow the links under each month.    While it's said that a birthstone holds the strongest... Read More

Staurolite

FEATURED MINERAL – STAUROLITE Taos Rockers featured mineral is Staurolite. The word staurolite is derived from the Greek stauros - cross, and lithos - stone: referring  to its cruciform twinning. ... Read More
Taos Staurolite
Shungite ~ Featured Mineral

Shungite ~ Featured Mineral

... The deposit of Shungite in Karelia was formed about 2 billion years ago and  extends over 9,000 sq km ( 3,475 sq miles).  The deposit has been estimated to contain more than 250 gigatonnes  of carbon reserves.  The deposit is found within a sequence of Palaeoproterozoic metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks - the main accumulations are concentrated in 9 layers, ranging in thickness from 5 meters (16 ft) to 120 meters (400 ft) . The sequence is dated by a gabbro intrusion, which gives a date of 1980±27 Ma, and the underlying dolomites, which give an age of 2090±70 Ma 9 and demonstrates a significant difference between shungite & petroleum/coal (200-250 Ma). ...

Zoisite ~ Mineral of Oct & Nov '19

Mineral of the month - Zoisite Taos Rockers mineral of the month is Zoisite. Originally named saualpite for the locality Saualpe in Carinthia, Austria, where it occurs in eclogites (mafic... Read More
Zoisite ~ Mineral of Oct & Nov '19
Habit: The Descriptive Term Used in Mineralogy

Habit: The Descriptive Term Used in Mineralogy

This description includes all the crystal’s visible characteristics, general shape, and its crystallographic forms, as well as how developed each form is.   In mineralogy, shape, and size give rise... Read More

Crystallography

All minerals are crystalline. If a mineral is allowed to grow unhindered it will develop a characteristic three-dimensional shape, a crystal. A crystalline material is a solid in which the... Read More
Crystallography
Crystal Systems - The Six Classifications

Crystal Systems - The Six Classifications

According to the maximum symmetry of their faces; the systems are cubic (isometric), hexagonal/trigonal (regarded as a single system), tetragonal, orthorhombic, monoclinic, and triclinic. Each system is defined by relative... Read More

Chakras: Energy Centers of the Human Body

The entire universe is made of energy, and your body is no exception.   Long before our modern world of technology and science, ancient cultures lived with the knowledge that... Read More
Chakras: Energy Centers of the Human Body