Category Archives: About Stones

About Stones: “Super-Seven” Quartz


Astrological Sign: All
Chakra: All
Lore: Super Seven quartz is also known as “Sacred Seven” or “Melody Stone.” It is a synergistic healing combination of clear quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz, cacoxenite, goethite, lepidochrosite and rutile. Use it to gain access to higher consciousness when channeling. This combination of minerals promotes expansion, transformation and telepathy. It never needs cleansing.
Geology: Mined in Espirito Santo, Brazil.
Localities: Brazil

About Stones: Vanadinite


Astrological Sign: Virgo
Chakra: Crown
Lore: Vanadinite promotes and orderly life, helping us to define and pursue goals in a logical fashion. It is a good stone to promote thrift in spending. It allows for a deep state of meditation, clearing the crown chakra and providing for a deep peace within the soul.
Geology: Vanadinite is a secondary mineral found in the oxidation zones of lead deposits. It forms bright reddish-orange to brown crystals. An ore of vanadium, it is used in the production of dyes.
Localities: Arizona, Argentina, Mexico, Morocco

About Stones: Eudialyte


Astrological Sign: Virgo
Chakra: Heart
Lore: Stimulates both the Alpha and Beta states. Known as the “Stone of the Heart Land,” eudialyte represents unconditional spiritual love and brings inspiration and confidence. Work with eudialyte to discover your life path. Helps bring separation from anger, guilt, resentment and depression.
Geology: Eudyalite crystalizes in the form of massive microtabular crystals. The name is from the Greek word for “easy” as it readily dissolves in acid. Eudialyte was first described in 1819 by F. Stromeyer.
Localities: Canada; Kola Peninsula in Russia

About Stones: Safari Jasper


Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Chakra: Root; Sacral
Lore: Safari Jasper helps us to connect with our inner wisdom. It boosts self-confidence, helping to handle difficult problems in a calm manner. Use to diminish negative emotions and reduce the guilt associated with past mistakes.
Geology: Safari Jasper, also called Leopardite, is a variety of brown rhyolite which contains iron and manganese.
Localities: Peru

About Stones: Bumble Bee Jasper


Astrological Sign: Leo
Chakra: Sacral; Solar Plexus
Lore: Bumble Bee Jasper helps us to accept challenges in the form of life changes and to find new opportunities. It can increase self-esteem.
Geology: Bumble Bee Jasper forms as the result of volcanic activity. It is also known as “Eclipse Stone” and “Fumerole Jasper.” The yellow coloration is due to sulphur content. Also present are anhydrite, hematite and arsenic. Not recommended for children. Wash hands after contact with this stone.
Localities: Mt. Papandayan, West Java, Indonesia

About Stones: Dragon’s Blood Stone


Astrological Sign: Leo
Chakra: Heart
Lore: Dragon’s Blood Stone is a healing stone that enhances life force, balance, courage, strength and vitality. Carry to draw money and love. It is known as a talisman of safety and profit, helping us to find new relationships. The stone is a “seeker/transformer” helping us discover new paths and approaches.
Geology: Dragon’s Blood Stone is a jasper, a variety of quartz, containing a mixture of green epidote and red piedmontite.
Localities: Australia, South Africa

About Stones: Shungite


Astrological Sign: Cancer
Chakra: All
Lore: Shungite neutralizes electromagnetic emissions, waterborne contaminants, free radicals, and negative energy. It shields from harmful electromagnetic frequencies (EMF’s) from computers, cell phones and towers, WI-FI, microwave ovens and televisions. Shungite removes negative energies and thoughts, enhances metaphysical abilities, and promotes cell rejuvenation. Wear on the left side of the body because energies enter the aura through the left side.
Geology: Shungite is named for the village in Russia, Shunga, in the province of Karelia where it is found. It is one of the few natural Earth sources of fullerene, a rare hollow carbon molecule.
Localities: Russia

On the Stone Porch


Here’s a list of Toad Hollow tumbled stones, rough, and crystals. Visit the stone porch at Anita’s Beads to choose your favorites. Now over 200 varieties available! Our list is a little out of date so expect some surprises.

African Bloodstone $2.
Amazonite, $3
Amazonite, Heart $5.
Amazonite, Russian $1.
Amber $3.
Amethyst $2.
Angelite $5.
Apache Tear $1.
Apatite, Green $3.
Apatite, Yellow XL $1.
Aquamarine $5.
Aquamarine, New Hampshire (Rough) $1.
Aragonite/Brown $3.
Aragonite/Yellow $2.
Aventurine .50 / $2.
Baltic Amber $2.
Black Onyx .50
Black Tourmaline (Rough) $1.
Bloodstone $1.
Bloodstone Sphere $4.
Blue Quartz $1.
Blue Aventurine .50
Blue Calcite (Rough) $5.
Blue Goldstone $1.
Blue Lace Agate $3. / .50
Blue Scapolite (Rough) $2.
Botswana Agate $3.
Brecciated Jasper .50
Bronzite $3.
Bumble Bee Jasper $6.
Carnelian $2.
Chalcopyrite $5.
Charoite $1.
Chevron Amethyst $2.
Chiastolite $5.
Chinese Writing Rock $1


Chrysocolla $8. / .50
Chrysocolla (Rough) $8.
Citrine $1.
Citrine XL, Light $2.
Citrine XL, Dark $1
Copal Amber (Rough) $3.
Copper $1.
Copper, Sculptured $5.
Coprolite, Opalized $1.
Cowrie Shell $2.
Crinoid Fossil Stone $2.
Dalmation Stone $2.
Dinosaur Bone (Rough) $6.
Dragon’s Blood Stone $1.
Dumortierite $1.
Elephant Jasper $2.
Epidote $2.
Eudyalite $12.
Falcons Eye $1.
Fire Agate (Rough) $4.
Fluorite $4. / .50
Fluorite Octohedron $1.
Fossil Algae $3.
Garnet $3.
Garnet (in Tube) $4.
Goldstone $3.
Green Calcite (Rough) $3.
Green Fluorite Octohedron $4.
Hematite $5. / .50
Herkimer Diamond $3.
Hiddenite $1.
Howlite .50
Iolite .50
Iolite (Rough) $1.
Jade $3.


Jet $1.
King Cobra Jasper $2.
Kunzite Crystal $6.
Kyanite $8.
Labradorite $4.
Laguna Agate (Rough) $3.
Lapis Lazuli $6. / $1.
Larimar (Rough) $1.
Lemon Chrysoprase $3.
Leopardskin Jasper $2. / .50
Lepidolite $1. / .50
Lepidolite, Africa $2.
Lepidolite (Rough) $5.
Magnetite $2.
Mahogany Obsidian .50
Mahogany Obsidian Sphere $4.
Malachite $4.
Marbled Jasper $1.
Mochi Marble $2.
Mookaite $2.
Moonstone $1. / .50
Moss Agate .50
Nephrite Jade $2.
Ocean Jasper $3.
Orange Calcite (Rough) $4.
Orange Millennium (Carnelian Nodule) .50
Peridot (in Tube) $4.
Petrified Wood $3.
Picasso Stone $4. / .50
Picture Jasper $2.
Pietersite $5.
Pink Botswana Agate $2.
Polychrome Jasper $4.
Prehnite $4.


Pumice (Rough) $1.
Pyrite (Rough) $5.
Quartz .50
Quartz Crystal $3.
Quartz Crystal, Chlorite $5.
Quartz Crystal, Jewelry Point $4.
Quartz Crystal, Notched $5.
Quartz Spheres, Assorted $5.
Rainbow Jasper $1.
Rainforest Jasper $1.
Red Calcite $3.
Red Jasper $1
Red Tiger Eye $3.
Redwood Opal $3.
Rhodochrosite $2.
Rhodonite .50
Rhodonite Marble .50
Rose Quartz $1.
Rose Quartz Heart $4.
Rose Quartz Sphere $4.
Rubellite (Pink Tourmaline) w/Lepidolite in Quartz $3.
Ruby/Kyanite (Rough) $4.
Ruby/Zoisite $4.
Rutilated Quartz $5.
Safari Jasper $3.
Scolicite $4.
Seftonite $2.
Selenite $3.
Selenite, Orange $4.
Serpentine $2.
Serpentine, Matte Finish $3.
Shungite $5.
Silicon $2.
Smoky Quartz $3.
Smoky Quartz Elestial Crystal $5.
Snowflake Obsidian (Rough) $4.
Sodalite $3. / .50
Stichtite (in Serpentine) $3.
Tektite $5.
Tiger Iron  $4. / .50
Tiger’s Eye $2.
Topaz .50
Tree Agate .50
Turitella Agate $2.
Turquoise $3. / $1.
Unakite $1.
Voegesite $3.
White Calcite $2.
Window Quartz $5.
Yellow Apatite Crystal $1.
Zebra Marble (Rough) $3.
Zebra Serpentine $3.

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About Stones: Ruby Zoisite


Astrological Sign: Aries, Gemini
Chakra: Crown
Lore: Zoisite with ruby is said to be a strengthener of the heart and general health. It supports trust in the universe and assists in releasing fears. Zoisite increases utilization of talents and is a power stone for those in service.
Geology: Zoisite is calcium aluminum silicate. Chrome green massive zoisite from Tanzania is embedded with dark red ruby crystals and has black chromite and hornblende inclusions. Also called anyolite, it occurs in alteration areas of basic igneous rock.
Locality: Tanzania

About Stones: Zebra Serpentine


Astrological Sign: Gemini
Chakra: Crown, Root
Lore: Serpentine enhances the meditative state and is useful in the rise of kundalini energy. Calming in cases of stress and nervousness, it aids in balancing mood swings. It helps us to establish boundaries and find inner peace.
Geology: Zebra serpentine is a banded form of serpentine. It forms during the metamorphosis of alkaline igneous rocks. The color varies from dark to light green.
Localities: China, Philippines