Blue Lace Agate with Stellar Beam Calcite 12cm
Awesome combo specimen! Beautiful geode-like plate material of Blue Lace Agate with a sparkly drusy coating on matrix. Topped with a cluster of rare Stellar Beam fCalcite (also called ‘Dog tooth’ or ‘Dogtooth’ Calcite).
From Nsanje, Malawi. Good to A Grade. Size approx 12cm. Weight approx 636g.
Calcite is a carbonate mineral and the most stable polymorph of calcium carbonate. Calcite is colourless or white when pure but may be of almost any colour – red, pink, yellow, orange, green, blue, lavender, black, or brown – owing to the presence of various different impurities.
Calcite is best recognized by its relatively low Mohs hardness (3) and its high reactivity with even weak acids, such as vinegar. Natural rough calcite feels smooth and ‘waxy’ to the touch.
Stellar Beam Calcite, also known as Dogtooth Calcite or Dogtooth Spar, is a variety of Calcite that forms as multiple scalenohedral crystals. Popular among collectors, it forms in open spaces such as limestone caves, geodes and veins.
Agates are a type of Chalcedony that occurs in bands or patterns. These different colour bands of Chalcedony are produced as liquids of different compositions seep into cavities, forming layers on top of each other, over geologically long time periods. Blue Lace Agate is known for delicate blue and white banding. It was first discovered in Namibia.
Interestingly, the blue Chalcedony in Blue Lace Agate is not caused by different mineral inclusions like most other stones, but instead is due to the same Quantum phenomenon that makes the sky blue – called ‘Rayleigh scattering’.
A very simplified (and yet still quite confusing) explanation is that light photons enter the crystal matrix and cause the material’s atoms to align in a particular pattern that in turn “sends out” blue light towards our eyes. Because of this, Blue Lace Agate will never fade over time.
Physical Healing Keywords
- Muscular Skeletal System, Bones, Teeth, Joints;
- Nervous System, Brain, Memory;
- Digestive System, Nutrient Absorption
Metaphysical Healing Keywords
Learning, Motivation, Long Distance Healing, Relaxation
The Calcite family are powerful amplifiers and can cleanse the energy of a room simply by being there. Calcite connects our emotions with our intellect, increasing our emotional intelligence and bringing clear, rational thought to emotional situations. It’s a wonderful stone for those suffering from lack of motivation or hopelessness. Each variety of Calcite has additional properties.
Dogtooth / Stellar Beam Calcite
Clears and activates all chakras. Energy amplifier. High vibration ascension stone that enhances a deeper connection to the Divine. Stimulates insight and boosts memory. Excellent meditation aid, assisting in connecting the physical to the spiritual.