Source: India, Brazil, Russia, Germany.
Colour: In a form of chalcedony and usually occurs in the uniform colour of red, orange, or red-brown.
This mineral stimulates analytical capabilities and precision. It provides for perceptiveness to situations and awakens ones inherent talents and adroitness. It assists in providing for awareness of the association between the emotional state and the inner condition of the self.
Source: Australia, Mexico, United States.
Colour: White, green, light grey, red.
In addition: Rhyolite is known as the stone to strengthen the soul, body, and mind. Rhyolite ignites the potential and creativity of the soul without enforcing change. This is the stone to keep you anchored in the present moment, as it supports processing the past and integrating it with the present. Rhyolite brings the source of difficulties to a resolution and actively encourages moving forward. Rhyolite enhances self-esteem and self-worth. It also has a balancing effect, gently facilitating emotional release
Source: Britain, Italy, Brazil, Sweden, Canada, Switzerland.
Colour: Silver, red or grey when unpolished; shiny when polished.
Hematite is particularly effective at grounding and protecting. It harmonizes mind, body and spirit. Used during out-of-body journeying, it protects the soul and grounds it back into the body. This stone has a strong yang element and balances the meridians, redressing yin imbalance. It dissolves negativity and prevents negative energies from entering the aura, restoring peace and harmony to the body. Hematite helps you to come to terms with mistakes and to accept them as learning experiences rather than disasters.
Source: United States, India, Morocco, Czech Republic, Africa, Brazil, Australia
Colour: Clear or milky white, grey, blue, green, pink, brown, black, yellow; often artificially coloured.
In addition: Agates are grounding stones, bringing about an emotional, physical and intellectual balance. Agate works slowly but brings great strength, by centring and stabilizing physical energy. Agate is known as a healer of inner anger, fostering love and the courage to start again. Agate creates a sense of safety and security by dissolving internal tension.
Persian Agate, also known as Botswana Agate, enhances creativity and helps one to release the emotional nuances which have been repressed. It allows one to look toward the solution, rather than dwell on the problem.