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From : Tandika Star 93:9600/5 Tue 20 Apr 93 19:47
Subj : Aventurine
SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION: Grayish, yellowish, brownish, or green quartz with small
platy mica inclusions (hematite or geothite also) is called Aventurine. The
hardness is 7 and the streak is white.
ENVIRONMENT: Quartz is an important rock-forming mineral and developed in many
OCCURENCE: Aventurine is found in Brazil, India and Russia.
LEGEND and LORE: Aventurine was revered by the ancient Tibetians. They used it
to represent the "eyes" in sacred statues, thus symbolizing increased divinatory
MAGICAL PROPERTIES: This stone is considered to be a gambler's talisman. It is
said that it will attract money. It is considered a "lucky" stone.
HEALING: This stone is associated with the Thymus Gland. It has been
traditionally used for improving eyesight and healing diseases of the eyes.
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: I use Aventurine as a Heart Chakra stone, to balance such
stones as Rhodonite. In addition, I recommend it to those who are starting out
on new paths or adventures because it is protective, but opens the eyes to "new
NOTES: The yellow/brown form of Aventurine is from Russia. It is almost
impossible to find anymore.
1. Scientific, Environment, Occurence and Name are from (or paraphrased from)
"The Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals".
2. Legends and Lore, Magical Properties are from "Cunningham's Encyclopedia of
Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic", by Scott Cunningham.
3. Some of the healing information may come from "Color and Crystals, A Journey
Through the Chakras" by Joy Gardner.
4. Personal Experience is from MY personal experience, journals and notebooks,
by Tandika Star.
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