The native metals contain metals whose properties are rather similar due to the common way in which they crystallise and bond. The greatest difference in the metals is colour. All native metals are impure usually by several percentage points, but these are not distinguished as distinct minerals.
Metal alloys that are composed of an inorganic anion of sulphur with metals such as iron or mercury are classified as sulphides.
Metal alloys that are composed of an ester of sulphuric acid with metals such as chromium, tungsten, selenium, tellurium and/or molybdenum are classified as sulphates.
The oxides are limited to non complex minerals containing oxygen or hydroxide. Oxides also contain mostly ionic bonds and this helps distinguish members from the more complex mineral classes.
It might surprise people to find out that these metals and stones contain minerals that are composed of more than one element. Elements, by the chemical definition are composed of all the same atoms. The inconsistency is explained by allowing only those minerals whose bonding is similar to the more traditional elements. Metal alloys bond with metal and the carbon-carbon bond of diamond is similar to the carbon-silicon bond in Moissanite. This type of covalent bonding is called elemental bonds.
Gold is an excellent all purpose, crystal amplifier and electrical conductor. It can give tremendous benefits when used on the solar plexus and heart chakras. It can align the chakras with the physical and spiritual bodies. This mineral tones the digestive system. It attracts abundance, fertility and prosperity. Gold can store and amplify the energy levels of the wearer and of any other stones.
White gold combines the sun and moon's energy, and acts as a higher conductor and amplifier of both. White gold is a regenerator, helping you to renew yourself. It benefits the nervous system and helps those of you with nervous disorders such as anxiety and panic attacks. It can assist in digestion and helps the body in the proper assimilation of food, while also assisting your body's natural methods of elimination in working effectively. It can also help control chemical imbalances. It works well with all crystals and gemstones, and can be used in conjunction with copper and silver.
Yellow gold is ruled by the sun and therefore imparts yang energy to the user, and to the crystals and minerals that are mounted in it.
Copper is a very good energy conductor. It can magnify the intensity of psychic vibrations, promote healing and magnify a crystals electrical energy. If worn or carried on bare skin, it detoxifies the joints and soothes arthritis, rheumatism and other inflammation problems. If used on the solar plexus chakra, it can tone the stomach and intestines; and aid in exhaustion recovery and boost circulation.
When used on the heart chakra it can inspire the heart to warm, as well as release resentment and pent up anger. This mineral can intensify both sun and moon energies. Carrying it can help stabilise the metabolism and improve the immune system. The blood also benefits from copper, and is purified, and arteries are rejuvenated.
When worn near the throat, as a pendant or as a part of an amulet, it can be beneficial for the lungs, improving the exchange of oxygen and filtering out pollutants. Copper can benefit the tissue and mucous membranes, tremendously, causing them to absorb more moisture and become less susceptible to irritation.
Platinum is a shiny, silvery metal that is rare and very expensive, it is actually so compatible with the human body's energy that it can be used in implanted or embedded medical devices. It has a very cool, mellow energy, and can help keep hormones and chemical levels balanced. It is good for improving motor skills and coordination, and can help sufferers of anxiety and nervousness.
Silver is a good metal for mental, emotional and physical releasing and cleansing. It encourages balance and grounding. This mineral has a gentle, cool, smoothing effect, acting to benefit the physical body by reducing fever, inflammation and nervous system stress. It can work well alone but it also gives good results if paired with blue or green crystals and gemstones. It stimulates the pituitary glands and massages the upper energy centres, as well as the upper chakras.
Silver also encourages both verbal and psychic communication, and it can work all the time if desired. In addition to encouraging good energy flow between the chakras, it can help the physical body b stimulating efficient blood circulation, and detoxifying the blood. This in turn benefits sufferers of degenerative brain disease, poor memory, irrational fears and emotional imbalances so that they become corrected sooner than later.
Silver can also soothe respiratory organs that have been damaged or irritated by secondhand smoke or other pollutants. If worn below the naval, as a belly ring or a belt buckle, for instance, it can stimulate the reproductive organs and increase fertility. It can also help resolve sexual problems that result from dysfunction or impotence. Wearing silver close to the head can increase overall mental functioning, and lessen anxiety associated with decision making.
Cinnabar is a mercury sulfide that occurs in the colours vermilion red or a brownish red when impurities are present. Cinnabar is a tabular, rhombohedral and prismatic crystal that is translucent to opaque. It is often twinned. It forms around volcanic vents and hot springs and may also occur in sedimentary rocks that are associated with volcanic activity. Cinnabar is toxic and should be used to create crystal water by the indirect method. Cinnabar also forms with quartz, and cinnabar quartz is a very beneficial form of cinnabar for metaphysical use.
Cinnabar is excellent in treating deep seated or systemic infections, whether they are viral or bacterial. It helps to stimulate the immune system and to purify the blood. It can be used to support treatment for HIV, herpes, staph and strep infections, and fungal infections. Its energy can be useful in healing warts, lesions, and boils. This stone is used to balance sexual and fertility problems.
Cinnabar is stimulating to the emotional body and can assist you in releasing buried resentment, anger and fear. It can help you to courageously face your reality without denial or rationalisation.
Cinnabar teaches you that physicality is not as solid as it appears, but is in fact a constantly shifting and flowing expression of energy that can be manipulated and transformed. It is a powerful stone for spiritual alchemists who wish to practice shape shifting, magical manifestation and other types of transformation. It helps you to see the Divine through sexual union and in honouring that aspect of physical experience. It empowers you to fully embody your spirit, experiencing the power of the Divine through the physical form.
Covellite is a copper sulphide that is hexagonal. It occurs most often in massive form or as a coating on other copper minerals. Its colour is deep blue to black, usually with a play of gold or deep red on its surface.
Covellite assists in finding the karmic roots of physical imbalances or disease. It is useful for women who are prone to yeast, fungal or microbial infections. This stone can help women find the causes of infertility, irregular menstrual cycles and other reproductive issues.
Covellite can be used as a reminder to purify your body in releasing excessive stomach and uric acid. It helps alleviate inflamed joints and tendons and is therefore beneficial for those challenged with the symptoms and causes of arthritis.
Covellite helps you identify the karmic roots of current emotional patterns. It is an excellent support for therapies that involve clearing alternative and past life patterns.
The calming, grounding effect of covellite can keep emotions balanced when used with conscious intent. It is very helpful when you are dealing with anger and frustration. This stone helps you gradually accept emotions you are feeling, embrace them and then allow them to help polish your spirit and personality. It is through the chaos that life offers that you develop your strength, character and wisdom.
A calming stone, covellite promotes a positive outlook on life. It can help you ground and focus your attention, so that you can stay aligned with your goals and intentions. It is a good stone to keep nearby when you are in the process of achieving your dreams.
Covellite opens the channel for Divine communication and connection with angels and spirit guides. It is stimulating to your inner vision and assists you in all types of psychic and intuitive work. Covellite is a stone for healers, and it ensures grounding while it also opens you to high frequency energy. It can help structure your thoughts so that ideas can be expressed more clearly. It is an ideal stone for past life exploration.
Covellite provides a conduit for messages, wisdom and information from the universe and higher realms of consciousness. This stone enhances your ability to recall past lives as well as tap into potential future realities for the purpose of self actualisation. It supports your innate intuition, allowing you to trust your sixth sense.
Galena is a lead sulphide mineral that occurs as octahedral crystals. It is found in hydrothermal veins along with the other sulphides.
Galena is an excellent stone for countering infection. It helps protect you from the adverse effects of certain types of radiation. For these reasons, galena is an excellent stone to use for support in dealing with cancer, particularly where infection is a possibility as a result of chemotherapy or radiation. Galena is the stone for those who are recovering from addiction and can be a support in the detoxification process.
Galena is a natural semiconductor that enhances the financial gains associated with work in the production or sale of electronic gadgets, such as cell phones, televisions and GPS devices. This stone supports eye health, especially in cases where bright light is uncomfortable.
Galena is able to lend you strength, courage and the ability to face difficult tasks. It assists you in reclaiming your power by accepting your responsibilities.
Galena engages your inner strength, prompting you to overcome feelings of vulnerability and empower yourself. Allow this mineral to gather your inner emotional strength by focusing your intention on self love and stable foundations. It helps you find the foundation you need to stabilise your life, whatever that may mean for you.
Galena is the perfect stone to keep by you while you are studying. This stone helps you to stay focused and on task so that you can more easily integrate the study material into your consciousness, making it readily available when you need to retrieve it.
Galena allows you to see all aspects of the self and to integrate them into a cohesive whole. It assists you in reclaiming your own power as you would claim denied or villianised aspects of yourself. Galena is a powerful psychic protection stone for those of you who tend to be easily influenced.
Galena amplifies your ability to channel, and it assists you when you are studying to increase your psychic abilities or connect with any of the intuitive arts. Due to its conductive qualities, this stone sharpens your ability to 'tune into the right channel' while simultaneously providing a protective shield. It wards off psychic attacks and serves as a constant reminder to maintain protective sacred energy around you at all times.
Marcasite is an iron sulphide that is chemically identical to pyrite, but it is lighter in colour. Its crystal growth habit is different, and it decomposed more easily. Its colour is a brassy yellow to silverish yellow.
Marcasite can support you in establishing and exercise routine and being consistent in physical activity of all kinds. It can be used to help purify the body of bacterial infection, skin eruptions, boils, acne and other bacterial based skin imbalances. It is useful against fungal overgrowth and infections of the liver and kidneys. Marcasite can help in weight loss by helping you overcome feelings of a lack of control over your desires.
Marcasite can help you in moving out of a martyr mentality and into the healthy expression of your limits, boundaries and choices. It gently reminds you to be responsible for your own reality and not to disown your power or creative capability. Marcasite strengthens the emotional body and helps prevent exhaustion and burnout through trying circumstances.
Marcasite is infused with earth energy and is one of the most grounding of all stones. It is particularly useful on the base chakra, as it aligns the chakra to encourage energy flow through the Kundalini Line, and it grounds and focuses excess energy. It encourages scattered, hyperactive people to centre their energy and make the most productive use of it. It is also beneficial to improve concentration and memory. If you do detailed work on a regular basis, or you have to commit large quantities of information to memory. If used on the solar plexus chakra, it encourages strength, will power and boldness. It can combat negative energy, and can be helpful to sufferers of jet lag, or for those going through a particularly difficult time.
Marcasite promotes self direction and the willingness to take charge of your life. It assists in determining a direction or goal and in seeing and taking the steps necessary to achieve it. This stone helps you to create and to organise your thoughts and actions.
Peacock Ore is a sulphide of copper and iron. The outside of the stone oxidises to produce an iridescent display of red and purple. It is also known as bornite.
Peacock ore is useful for those with arthritis or other inflammatory diseases. It is also good for resolving iron deficiencies and improving water absorption in the large intestine. This stone improves your vital life force energy. This is a stone for artists, actors, public speakers or for anyone in the spotlight.
Peacock ore helps cool your anger. If you need a bit of anger management, this stone can be your constant companion until you rebalance your emotions. It can also help you crack through the crust covering the source of your emotions so that you can unearth the real issues and heal them once and for all.
Peacock ore activates your creative energy and helps you see things from a new and colourful perspective. This stone is perfect for helping you raise your self esteem, and it encourages the development of a happy optimistic outlook. The many colours in this stone increase your ability to be enthusiastic and spread sunshine and happiness.
Peacock ore offers support as you learn to express yourself within the realm of angels, spirit guides and Ascended Masters, especially when varying shades of blue are the predominant colours. This stone helps you translate information as it is downloaded into your consciousness.
Pyrite is an iron sulphide mineral with a crystal pattern of cubic or octahedral. The name pyrite is derived from the greek word for fire, because striking two pieces against one another can produce sparks. Pyrite's shiny yellow metallic appearance has earned it the nickname 'fools gold'. Pyrite occurs as a replacement mineral in the formation of fossils.
The sulphur content in pyrite assists in purifying the body of infection and stimulating proper endocrine function. It is excellent for combatting male impotence and infertility. Its iron content focuses the power of pyrite into the blood and tissues, allowing it to be used to combat skin disease, fungal infection and cellular invasion by viruses.
Pyrite is a stone of financial abundance. Use this stone with intention when you are trying to improve your financial status. Draw on its gold energy while you take action to increase your monetary wealth. This stone also provides physical protection by deflecting negative energy of situations.
When used on the solar plexus chakra, it is beneficial to the stomach and intestines, soothing ulcers and making the absorption of vitamins and minerals more efficient. It also helps circulation and acidity imbalances. It assists the circulatory and respiratory systems, it can benefit the skin, hair and nails. It is also connected to the transfer of oxygen from the lungs to the bloodstream. This stone aids the skin in protecting itself from the elements and it also encourages you to have a healthy digestive tract and lessens irritation caused by toxins.
Pyrite encourages you to overcome fears and take action. It can be used to help bring you out of your shell and to encourage you to be more dynamic and confident.
Pyrite helps strengthen courage and self confidence. Use this stone when you need the guts to set boundaries and stand up for yourself. It helps you feel empowered. This golden stone offers you the opportunity to allow the reflection and expansion of your positive qualities. It can be used as a talisman for prosperity and encourages focus, logic and serenity. It is a good stone for sufferers of ADD, depression, hyperactivity and anxiety.
The golden vibration of pyrite assists you in remembering your magnificence. You are powerful - use this stone to remember who you truly are, and watch your self-esteem increase. Growing in block formations, it is inherent within the stone to offer a strong foundation to improve some of your core beliefs about yourself.
Pyrite helps you integrate high frequency energy into the physical body, It assists you in taking action to create abundance in your life. Its frequency is useful in stimulating creative energy and promoting healthy sexual expression. With this stone in hand, visualise an energy field around your whole body that is especially luminescent around your head. Within this field, see, sense or feel the sparkling golden pyrite activating and expanding your energy field. Pyrite is a grounding stone that helps in conducting energy, invigorating the auric field and focuses rogue energy.
If used in meditation, pyrite can help balance your creative and intuitive impulses with those that are more practical and grounded. Your ability to communicate effectively both verbally and psychically is improved with the assistance of pyrite.
Sphalerite is a zinc sulphide mineral that occurs as tetrahedral and dodecahedral crystals. Its colour ranges from shades of red, black, brown, yellow, green, grey, white and it is sometimes colourless.
Sphalerite assists in recovery from exercise and physical training. It stimulates the immune system and is useful energetically in recovering from or preventing infection,
Sphalerite encourages you to take care of your physical body. It teaches you the sanctity of the physical vessel and the necessity of maintaining a properly nourished and loved body. It is an excellent stone for those who are trying to break harmful habits or who are recovering from substance abuse.
Sphalerite helps ground and regulate the flow of energy in the physical body, It enables the nervous system to handle high frequency Light energy and helps prevent the burnout that can be caused by opening to high frequency energy too rapidly.
Stibnite is an antimony sulphide. Its crystal system is orthorhombic and it often forms as long prismatic crystals with longitudinal striations. The colour is metallic gray and tarnishes to black. Stibnite is formed from deposits in hot mineral springs or in low temperature hydrothermal veins.
Stibnite is perfectly suited to channeling high frequency energy and grounding it into the body. Its purifying energy can be used to help heal sites of infection in the body, to counter herpes, cold sores, boils and other lesions as well as infections in cuts and wounds.
Stibnite can help you release fears about exploration of the spiritual world and higher realms. It promotes cleansing and the release of debris from the emotional body.
Stibnite is a stone for manifesting Light into physical form. It is a powerful meditation stone, helping the body incorporate the higher frequencies encountered there.
IMAGES OF METAL BASED CRYSTALS
Creedite crystallise in white, colourless, orange and sometimes purple. The orange creedites often form in porcupine like balls that bristle with spiny crystals going out in all directions,
Creedite's infusion of the energy field with Light illuminates levels of the energy bodies that may not be easily seen; such as the etheric blueprint. This light allows healers to identify latent disharmonious patterns within the energy field and to remove the etheric counterparts of physical disease from the energy field to accelerate healing. Creedite stimulates the body's own ability to self purify and detoxify. It is particularly useful for blood detoxification.
Creedite helps you stop identifying with your emotions and begin identifying with a higher perspective on your experiences, It can help you in overcoming addiction to dramatic emotional experiences and can help you find and inner place of calm presence.
This stone opens your channels of intuitive communication. It will benefit the nervous system by helping the transmission of messages from the brain to the nerves, thereby improving your motor skills and coordination.
Creedite accelerates the base resonant frequency of the body and energy field. It fills the aura with a full spectrum of Light energy and encourages connection to guides through stimulating the third eye, crown and etheric chakras. This stone is excellent for meditation, creative visualisation and receiving inspiration from the Divine.
Crocoite is a lead chromate mineral. Its system is monoclinic and it forms long, prismatic crystals, usually in clusters. It occurs in oxidised zones of deposits containing lead and chromium. Crocoite is red or red-orange, and sometimes yellow.
Crocoite clears and activates the base chakra, stimulating general health and vitality in the body. It is helpful in immune system imbalances. It is highly stimulating to the endocrine system and has a balancing effect on the glands.
Crocoite opens the heart to help you release emotional baggage, patterns and imbalances. It helps you remain centred within the heart and present in the moment. It activates you to the frequency of Divine Love and compassion.
Crocoite stimulates the crown and third eye chakras, assisting you in connecting with the etheric chakras above the head. It can facilitate strong psychic and spiritual initiations, including experiences of illumination, grace and even rapture. Its spiritual properties are solely for activating you to become a manifestation channel for Divine Light on the Earth.
metal oxides & hydroxides
Cuprite is a copper oxide mineral that has a octahedral, cubic or dodecahedral crystal form. The colour is red, ranging from brownish or blackish red to a pure crimson depending on the formation and the presence of impurities. Cuprite forms in oxidised parts of copper deposits.
Cuprite is an excellent stone to assist with female reproductive issues of all sorts; particularly painful and irregular menstruation, menopausal symptoms and balancing the hormones during and after birth.
Cuprite opens the energy flow of the base chakra, strengthening the Kundalini energy. This stone when used on the heart chakra will strengthen resolve and boost your will power. It benefits the thymus, heart, blood and the metabolism by encourage healing and activation. Cuprite assists you in getting intouch with your yang energy, allowing you to benefit from increased awareness of masculine energies in yourself and your life. Using cuprite during a meditation session will help you recall your past lives.
Cuprite carries the energy of the archetypal feminine, It assists you in facing your relationships with mothers, sisters, daughters, female partners and the feminine aspect of yourself. Cuprite can help in identifying any issues you may have with the feminine archetype and in healing those issues through sacred exploration of the deepest darkest self.
It assists the heart, blood, muscles, tendons and skeletal system. Due to this stones focus on yang energy, if you have issues with fathers or other male authority figures you will benefit from incorporating cuprite in mediation.
Goethite is an iron hydroxide mineral that has a orthorhombic crystal structure. It sometimes occurs as prismatic vertically striated crystals with an adamantine lustre but is more frequently found in massive, stalactitic or botryoidal forms. Its colour is black, brown, yellowish brown or a reddish brown. Goethite is one of the mineral inclusions that have been found in the Auralite 23 crystal.
Goethite strengthens the blood and assists in oxygenation, It can stimulate the bone marrow and bone marrow growth, as well as the production of blood cells within the marrow. Its energy helps the body in mending after physical trauma.
Goethite is balancing for the emotional body. It can help invigorate the emotions or it can dispel overly intense emotional energy, depending upon the necessary balancing effect needed for an individual.
Goethite assists in accessing the genetic memory or the Akashic records of this planet, its inhabitants and their origins. It helps in bringing your wishes and dreams into reality, as is assists you in becoming almost magnetic to your desires.
Hematite is an iron oxide mineral that has a hexagonal crystal structure. Its name is derived from the Greek word for blood, a reference to the colour of this mineral in powdered form. Most hematite occurs in massive form, with a metallic grey colour.
Hematite is excellent for energetic support for recovery from any illness of the blood and blood production within the bone marrow. It can work as a strengthener for the liver and can assist in the detoxification process.
Hematite has calming vibrations that work wonders for those with high blood pressure or a hyperactivity disorder. This stone also prevents muscle cramping, balances the nervous system and relieves insomnia. It is a useful tool for those with iron deficiencies by keeping iron-rich foods at the forefront of the mind. It is also a grounding stone that collects disjointed energy, providing you with the focus you need to provide yourself with a healthy income.
Hematite can help you see the silver lining in every dark cloud and the light at the end of the tunnel, It offers you strength, courage and fortitude for overcoming adversity. This stone is ideal to use when you are seeking to integrate the shadow self.
Hematite works wonders in shifting negative feelings by calming and relaxing you attention on the source of the emotional challenge. With this stone in hand, imagine the metallic quality interrupting the connection between you and the source of your emotional discomfort.
Hematite removes scattered energy from your energy field and repels negative thoughts from your mind as well as from the minds of others.
Hematite teaches you about the resolution of polarities, the balancing of opposites and the manifestation of Light. It is a strongly grounding stone, assisting you in carrying very high frequency energies while still remaining connected to the Earth and your body.
Hematite enhances meditation practice by using it with the intent to quiet the mind and to be in the nothingness state of consciousness. This stone relaxes the physical body and worldly thoughts to enable quiet time for connection with the earth beneath you as you connect with the inner areas of your consciousness.cin
Shaman stones are sandstone concretions. These stones are naturally spherical, and their colour is a medium brown. They range in size from less than 12 mm to 50 mm in diameter. Shaman stones are also known as Moqui marbles. These stones are said to have been used as talismans in shamanic ceremonies hence the name.
Shaman stones can be used as protective guardians during healing sessions - particularly where the removal of entities is necessary.
Fear of death, pain, discomfort and inconvenience are serious barriers to spiritual enlightenment - yet they are a basic part of the human psyche. Shaman stones teach you to pursue your spiritual path with disregard for discomfort or the shedding of the physical body. At the same time, it instructs you to revere the sacredness of all life and to perceive its true permanence in the form of the Spirit.
Shaman stones assist you in overcoming the fear of death, so that you can pursue your spiritual path without restraint. They act as psychic and physical protection stones during meditative and out of body travel.
Zincite is a zinc oxide mineral with a crystal structure that is hexagonal. The colour is red to orange-yellow.
Zincite strongly stimulates the reproductive organs and endocrine system. It enhances fertility and sexual interest.
Zincite helps you to overcome feelings of disempowerment, inability to change your life or experience, and emotional impotence.
Zincite teaches you the spiritual process of creation and manifestation. This is one of the key lessons of physicality, for it is only in the physical realm that manifestation has meaning. Zincite aligns you with the creative flow of the Universe and helps you direct it.
Metallic crystals harmonise well with....
Metallic Crystals and the Chakras
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z
METAL OXIDES & HYDROXIDES