Stone Guide

Learn about the physical and metaphysical properties of stones with this guide of stone properties and meanings. 

This is a guide to the stones found on my website and a list of their physical structure, metaphysical symbolism, healing properties, powers, and spiritual meanings.

  • Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Agate is a type of chalcedony mineral that is known for its...

  • Agua Nueva Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Agua Nueva Agate is a type of agate that is found in...

  • Amazonite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Amazonite is a semi-precious gemstone that is known for its distinctive blue-green...

  • Amber - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Amber is a fossilized tree resin that has been valued for its...

  • Amethyst - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Amethyst is a purple variety of the mineral quartz, and is one...

  • Amethyst Lace Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz (SiO2) and owes its violet color...

  • Amethyst Sage Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Beautiful Amethyst Sage Agate is found in the Bilk Mountain range in Nevada near...

  • Amygdaloidal Basalt - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Basalt is a dark colored volcanic rock formed from a magma of basic...

  • Angelite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Angelite, Anhydrite, or anhydrous calcium sulfate, is a mineral with the chemical formula...

  • Apatite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Apatite is a group of phosphate minerals, usually referring to hydroxylapatite, fluorapatite and...

  • Apple Valley Lace Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Apple Valley Lace Agate from Morocco is a form of banded Chalcedony,...

  • Arizona Onyx Chalcedony - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Onyx primarily refers to the parallel banded variety of the silicate mineral chalcedony. Agate...

  • Aulocystis Fossil - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Fossils are spiritual stones, deeply connected to the earth, home and the...

  • Aurora Borealis Obsidian - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Obsidian is produced when felsic lava extruded from a volcano cools rapidly with...

  • Aventurine - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Aventurine is a form of quartz, characterized by its translucency and the presence...

  • Azurite Malachite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    A member of the Copper family. Azurite Malachite comes in both massive and crystalline...

  • Banded Chert - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Chert is a fine-grained sedimentary rock composed of microcrystalline or cryptocrystalline silica. Chert is...

  • Banded Quartz - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Quartz is a mineral composed of silicon and oxygen atoms in a...

  • Basalt - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Basalt is a common extrusive igneous (volcanic) rock formed from the rapid cooling...

  • Big Diggins Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Agate is a rock consisting primarily of cryptocrystalline silica, chiefly chalcedony, alternating...

  • Binghamite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Binghamite (also called silkstone and cuyunite) is a type of agate stone...

  • Binthalya Opal - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Binthalya Opal is a multicolored, pastel opalite with beautiful soft colors.  A sedimentary rock...

  • Bloodstone - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    The mineral aggregate heliotrope (from Greek ἥλιος, hḗlios “Sun”, τρέπειν, trépein “to...

  • Blue Lace Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Agate is a rock consisting primarily of cryptocrystalline silica, chiefly chalcedony, alternating...

  • Blue Tide Seam Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Blue Tide seam agate is one of the newest finds in Garut,...

  • Botswana Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Botswana Agate is a rock consisting primarily of cryptocrystalline silica, chiefly chalcedony,...

  • Boulder Opal - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Boulder Opal is from Queensland in Australia and is brown in colour,...

  • Brazil Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    The agates from Brazil are mostly mined from decomposed volcanic ash and...

  • Brecciated Opal Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Form of Brecciated Jasper in which the cementing material is Opal. "Brecciated"...

  • Brekian Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Jasper, an aggregate of microgranular quartz and/or chalcedony and other mineral phases,...

  • Bristlecone Pine Oolytic Limestone - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Oolytic limestone Fossil Algae is from the from White Inyo Mountains north of...

  • Butterfly Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Butterfly Jasper is a stone that is mined in Mexico. It is...

  • Cactus Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Agate is a rock consisting primarily of cryptocrystalline silica, chiefly chalcedony, alternating...

  • Caddis Fly Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Caddis Fly Agate is the fossilized eggs of the caddis fly that...

  • Cady Mountains Moss Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Moss Agate is a semi-precious gemstone formed from silicon dioxide. It is a form...

  • Cady Mountains Seam Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Seam Agate is a rock consisting primarily of cryptocrystalline silica, chiefly chalcedony, alternating...

  • Chalcedony - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline form of silica, composed of very fine intergrowths...

  • Chalcedony Seam Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline form of silica, composed of very fine intergrowths...

  • Chalcopyrite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Chalcopyrite  is a copper iron sulfide mineral and the most abundant copper...

  • Champagne Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Champagne Agate or Pink Amethyst Agate is a rock consisting primarily of...

  • Charoite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Charoite (K(Ca,Na)2Si4O10(OH,F)·H2O) is a rare silicate mineral, first described in 1978 and named...

  • Cherry Creek Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Jasper, an aggregate of microgranular quartz and/or chalcedony and other mineral phases,...

  • Chert - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Chert is a fine-grained sedimentary rock composed of microcrystalline or cryptocrystalline silica. It occurs...

  • Chert with Chalcedony - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Chert is a fine-grained sedimentary rock composed of microcrystalline or cryptocrystalline silica. Chalcedony is...

  • Chevron Amethyst - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Chevron Amethyst is a crystal mixture with white Quartz that can be...

  • Chrysocolla - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Chrysocolla is a hydrated copper phyllosilicate mineral with formula: Cu2−xAlx(H2−xSi2O5)(OH)4·nH2O (x<1)or (Cu,Al)2H2Si2O5(OH)4·nH2O....

  • Chrysoprase - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Chrysoprase is a silicon dioxide mineral that that belongs to the chalcedony group...

  • Citron Chrysoprase - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Chrysoprase is a silicon dioxide mineral that that belongs to the chalcedony...

  • Cladopora Fossil - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Cladopora is a type of fossilized coral that can be found in...

  • Cobaltite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Cobaltite is derived from the German, Kobold, which means "underground spirit".  It is...

  • Colla Wood Petrified Wood - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Good for grounding and stabilizing one's emotions. Particularly useful in calming survival-based...

  • Copper Ore - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Within the state of Michigan, copper is found almost exclusively in the western...

  • Crazy Lace Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Agate is a rock consisting primarily of cryptocrystalline silica, chiefly chalcedony, alternating...

  • Crinoid Fossil - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Crinoids are marine animals that make up the class Crinoidea of the echinoderms (phylum Echinodermata). The...

  • Dalmatian Stone - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Dalmatian Stone is a form of Granite containing potassium feldspar, plagioclase feldspar, quartz,...

  • Datolite Skarn - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Datolite Skarn is a Calcium Boron Silicate Hydroxide that occurs in fine...

  • Deer Creek Fire Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Deer Creek Fire Agate is a high quality fire agate gemstone.  The fire...

  • Dendritic Opalite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Opal is a hydrated amorphous form of silica (SiO2·nH2O); its water content...

  • Dinosaur Bone - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    The unique pattern and different colors in dinosaur bone are caused by...

  • Dumortierite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Dumortierite is a fibrous variably colored aluminium boro-silicate mineral, Al7BO3(SiO4)3O3. Dumortierite crystallizes...

  • Emerald in Quartz - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Emerald is a precious gemstone and a variety of the mineral beryl...

  • Epidote - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Epidote is a calcium aluminium iron sorosilicate mineral commonly prismatic in habit,...

  • Epidote in Quartzite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Epidote is an abundant rock-forming mineral, but one of secondary origin. It occurs...

  • Eudialyte - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Eudialyte, whose name derives from the Greek phrase Εὖ διάλυτος eu dialytos,...

  • Favosite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Favosites or Charlevoix Stone is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal...

  • Feldspar - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Feldspar is the name given to a group of minerals distinguished by...

  • Feldspar and Mica - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Feldspar is the name given to a group of minerals distinguished by...

  • Feldspar Granite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Feldspar Granite is a felsic igneous rock and a type of granite...

  • Feldspar in Basalt - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Feldspars crystallize from magma as veins in both intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks...

  • Fiber Optic Glass - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    This a synthetic (man-made) stone is composed of a substance known as...

  • Fluorite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Fluorite (also called fluorspar) is the mineral form of calcium fluoride, CaF2....

  • Flower of Peach Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Flower of Peach or Flor de Durazno Lace Agate is a rock...

  • Flowering Tube Onyx - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Onyx is a stone with chemical formula SiO2 which means that it belongs...

  • Fordite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Fordite, also known as Detroit agate or Motor City agate, is old...

  • Fossil Hash - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Hash fossils are not actually one fossil, they are many fossils in...

  • Fuchsite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Fuchsite, also known as chrome mica, is a chromium (Cr) rich variety...

  • Gabbro - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Gabbro is a phaneritic (coarse-grained), mafic intrusive igneous rock formed from the...

  • Gary Green Larsonite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Gary Green Larsonite, also referred to as "petrified bog wood" is a...

  • Glass Buttes Fire Pit Obsidian - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Located about halfway between the towns of Bend and Burns in eastern...

  • Glass Buttes Spiderweb Obsidian - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Located about halfway between the towns of Bend and Burns in eastern...

  • Gneiss - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    A common distributed type of rock formed by high-grade regional metamorphic processes from pre-existing...

  • Gneiss and Feldspar - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Feldspars crystallize from magma as veins in both intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks...

  • Goldstone - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Goldstone is a type of glittering glass made in a low-oxygen reducing...

  • Granite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Granite is a common type of felsic intrusive igneous rock that is granular...

  • Green Chrome Diopside - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Diopside is a monoclinic pyroxene mineral with composition MgCaSi2O6. It forms complete solid...

  • Green Moss Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    A semi-precious gemstone formed from silicon dioxide. It is a form of...

  • Green Tree Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Tree Agate is a form of Snow Quartz with green manganese (dendritic) inclusions....

  • Halysite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Halysites (meaning chain coral) is an extinct genus of tabulate coral. Colonies range...

  • Hematite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Because of its high iron content, the Hematite crystal stone meaning is...

  • Hematoid Quartz - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Hematoid Quartz is the name given to Quartz crystals included with Hematite. Often...

  • Howardite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Howardite, also known as Rattlesnake stone is rare form of opal silicated...

  • Hypersthene - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Hypersthene is a common rock-forming inosilicate mineral belonging to the group of...

  • Imperial Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Jasper, an aggregate of microgranular quartz and/or chalcedony and other mineral phases,...

  • Inca Blanket Rhyolite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Inca Blanket Rhyolite is a new material that resembles a cross between...

  • Indian Paint Stone - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Indian Paint Stone (aka Death Valley Paint, or Navajo Blanket Stone) comes...

  • Indiana Blue - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Indiana Blue is Indiana’s version of Leland Blue, is not actually a stone. ...

  • Iolite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Iolite is a magnesium iron aluminium cyclosilicate. Iron is almost always present and...

  • Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Jasper, an aggregate of microgranular quartz and/or chalcedony and other mineral phases, is an opaque, impure...

  • Jaspilite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Jaspilite is a chemical rock formed similar to chert, but is generally quite...

  • K2 - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    K2 is a newly discovered crystal that was found at the peak...

  • Kaleidoscope Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    This new material from Utah is not agate as many rocks are named but...

  • Kaleidoscope Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Jasper, an aggregate of microgranular quartz and/or chalcedony and other mineral phases,...

  • Kambaba Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Kambaba Jasper is a sedimentary stone composed of microcrystalline quartz and interlaced with...

  • Kona Dolomite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Kona Dolomite is named after the Kona Hills south of Marquette County, Michigan...

  • Kyocera Opal - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Kyocera Opal is a lab grown, stabilized opal created to mimic the...

  • Labradorite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Labradorite ((Ca, Na)(Al, Si)4O8), a feldspar mineral, is an intermediate to calcic member...

  • Laguna Lace Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Laguna Lace Agate is a stone of prominent color. The color energy of...

  • Lake Superior Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Lake Superior agate is a type of agate stained by iron and...

  • Lapis Lace Onyx - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Lapis Lace Onyx is a blend of Scheelite, Dolomite and Calcite. Notably,...

  • Lapis Lazuli - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    The most important mineral component of Lapis Lazuli is lazurite (25% to 40%), a...

  • Larimar - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Larimar, also called Dolphin Stone, is a rare blue variety of the...

  • Larvikite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Larvikite is an igneous rock, specifically a variety of monzonite, notable for the presence...

  • Leland Blue - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    From 1870 to 1885, Leland, Michigan was a smog-filled industrial town supported by the...

  • Leopardskin Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Leopardskin Jasper is a form of silicon dioxide that has many inclusions...

  • Lepidolite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Lepidolite is a lilac-gray or rose-colored member of the mica group of minerals with...

  • Luna Blue Chalcedony - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline form of silica, composed of very fine intergrowths...

  • Mad River Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Mad River Agate is a beautiful stone from Madagascar. It's a banded...

  • Mahogany Obsidian - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock....

  • Malachite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral, with the formula Cu2CO3 (OH)2. This...

  • Marra Mamba Tiger Eye - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Marra Mamba is extremely old, forming when the Earth was very young...

  • Mary Ellen Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    At over 2 billion years old, this subvariety of Jasper is a...

  • Maury Mountain Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Maury Mountain agate is a particular type of moss agate which dendritic...

  • Milky Quartz - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Quartz is a mineral composed of silicon and oxygen atoms in a continuous...

  • Monte Cristo Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Jasper, an aggregate of microgranular quartz and/or chalcedony and other mineral phases,...

  • Mookaite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Mookaite Jasper is found in Western Australia in the Kennedy Ranges near Mooka...

  • Moonstone - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Moonstone is a sodium potassium aluminium silicate with the chemical formula (Na,K)AlSi3O,8 and belongs...

  • Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper  is variety of orbicular Jasper which contains variably-colored orbs or spherical inclusions...

  • Morrisonite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Morrisonite Jasper comes from the famous Morrisonite Ranch area, above the Owhyee Mountains...

  • Moss Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Moss Agate is a semi-precious gemstone formed from silicon dioxide. It is a form...

  • Mother of Pearl - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Nacre, also known as Mother of Pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material...

  • Munjina Stone - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Munjina Stone is a colorful silicified pelite from the Jeerinah Formation of the...

  • Mushroom Picture Rock - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Mushroom Picture Rock Rhyolite is an igneous, volcanic rock, of felsic (silica-rich) composition...

  • Noreena Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Noreena Jasper is a new material that comes from Pilbara region of Western...

  • Ocean Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Ocean Jasper is a trade name for a multicolored stone from Madagascar, typically...

  • Onyx - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Onyx primarily refers to the parallel banded variety of the silicate mineral chalcedony....

  • Opal Butte Opal - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    The northeastern Oregon deposit of precious opal at Opal Butte has been...

  • Orpheus Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    The story of the Orpheus stone is shrouded in mystery. According to...

  • Owyhee Picture Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Owyhee Picture Jasper (pronounced Oh-WAH-hee), comes from the rugged Owyhee mountain area situated...

  • Painted Canyon Picture Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Picture-Jasper is an opaque stone of the microcrystalline Quartz variety. What sets...

  • Painted Valley Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Agate is a rock consisting primarily of cryptocrystalline silica, chiefly chalcedony, alternating...

  • Pakistani Onyx - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Onyx primarily refers to the parallel banded variety of the silicate mineral chalcedony....

  • Parrot Wing Stone - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Parrot Wing Stone is a mixture of chrysocolla, jasper, azurite, and quartz.  It...

  • Patagonia Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Patagonia Agate from Argentina consists primarily of cryptocrystalline silica, chiefly chalcedony, alternating with microgranular...

  • Patagonia Brecciated Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    The word "jasper" is derived from the Greek word iaspi meaning "spotted...

  • Pegmatite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Pegmatite is an igneous rock, formed underground, with interlocking crystals usually larger...

  • Petalite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Petalite, also known as castorite, is a  lithium aluminium phyllosilicate mineral LiAlSi4O10,...

  • Petoskey Stone - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Petoskey stones are older than the dinosaurs, which roamed the earth beginning...

  • Petrified Peanut Wood - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Petrified Peanut Wood Stone from Australia shaped and polished into a cabochon. ...

  • Phosphosiderite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    The composition of Phosphosiderite is its namesake after phosphorous and the Greek...

  • Picasso Marble - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    This crystal is a type of marble and its name originally came...

  • Pietersite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Pietersite is a rare dark-gray or reddish breccia aggregate (rock made up of...

  • Pink Opal - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Pink Opal is a sedimentary rock formed at low temperature from an...

  • Plasma Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Plasma agate is a fairly rare material found in the Clear Creek...

  • Polychrome Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Polychrome Jasper, also known as Desert Jasper, is a variety of Jasper...

  • Poppy Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Poppy Jasper is a variety of Jasper which contains variably-colored orbs or spherical...

  • Porcelain Jasper - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Jasper, an aggregate of microgranular quartz and/or chalcedony and other mineral phases,...

  • Prehnite - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Prehnite is an inosilicate of calcium and aluminium with the formula: Ca2Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)2. Limited...

  • Priday Moss Agate - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Priday Moss Agate is a very rare agate found many years ago on the...

  • Psilomelane - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Psilomelane is a group name for hard black manganese oxides including hollandite...

  • Puddingstone - Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Puddingstone is a popular name applied to a conglomerate that consists of distinctly...