Category Archives: Minerals

About Stones: Dravite


Astrological Sign: Aries
Chakra: Solar Plexus, Sacral
Lore: Dravite empowers us, encouraging inner strength and calm. This tourmaline species is a powerful healer, particularly in the area of family dysfunction. Use for grounding after working with stones of high vibration. Carry for stamina when experiencing difficult situations. Aids in the release of negativity. Supports overcoming of addictions.
Geology: Dravite is a brown, sodium magnesium rich, species of tourmaline.
Localities: India, Brazil, Canada

About Stones: Angelite


Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Chakra: Throat
Lore: Angelite forms a protective field around the environment where it is placed. It assists in communication with spirit totems. It can enhance awareness, telepathy, and astral travel.
Geology: Angelite is the mineral anhydrite, an important rock-forming mineral associated with gypsum and dolomite. The name is from the Greek meaning ‘without water.’ Angelite forms blue and white nodules and masses with an occasional touch of red hematite.
Localities: Peru

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 our current stock of Toad Hollow tumbled stones, rough, and crystals. Visit the stone porch at Anita’s Beads to choose your favorites. If you are too far away to pay a visit, let Anita select for you and ship your order by mail.

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

About Stones: Yttrium Fluorite


Astrological Sign: Leo
Chakra: Heart, Brow, Crown
Lore: Yttrium fluorite supports the state of self fulfillment. Its energy helps service oriented professionals maintain an attitude of understanding and detachment. Yttrium fluorite is used by psychics and clairvoyants to calm and focus the mind, often in combination with lapis lazuli, sodalite, amethyst, and clear quartz.
Geology: Yttrium fluorite, or yttrofluorite is a rare and extremely dense form of light purple fluorite exhibiting a fine translucency. In this variety of fluorite, yttrium has partially replaced the calcium in its structure.
Locality: Little Patsy Quarry, Jefferson County, Colorado

About Stones: Variscite


Astrological Sign: Scorpio, Taurus, Gemini
Chakra: Heart
Lore: Variscite encourages truthfulness and authenticity. It lifts the spirits, but also has a calming effect. It supports sobriety and rational thinking. Variscite helps us become spiritually aware and perceptive.
Geology: Variscite is a translucent green phosphate with a vitreous or waxy luster. It commonly occurs in massive form, or as crusts, veins, or concretions where water containing phosphates has altered aluminum-rich rocks.
Localities: Australia, Nevada

About Stones: Thunder Egg


Astrological Sign: Gemini
Chakra: Heart
Lore: Thunder eggs are named after a myth which tells that they were thrown upon the earth by angry gods. They are used to attract like-minded people, instill a sense of community, and to decrease anger and hostility.
Geology: Thunder eggs are spherical agate-filled nodules. All of them have a characteristic star frame, but no two are ever alike. Agate, a form of chalcedony, belongs to the quartz family of minerals. Volcanic action created cavities and gas pockets that were later filled by silica. The cavities then became solidified, producing the agates dug today.
Locality: Oregon