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Aventurine Stone

When most people think of aventurine stone, they usually think of the typical green aventurine stone, however aventurine actually comes in several different colors. Green is by far the most common color but there is enough peach and blue shades around they have started to develop their own fans and following. Aventurine stone can also be found in various shades of browns, grays, oranges and yellows.

Most of the worlds supply of aventurine stone comes from India, but it is also mined in many other places in the world in lesser amounts. These include Austria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Nepal, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Tanzania and Tibet. In the USA it is mined mainly in Arkansas, Nebraska, Vernmont, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The composition of each crystal is what determines it aventurine meaning. Fine grained Quartz is the base mineral from which to base the meaning of aventurine stone. Other meanings are dependant on what additional minerals are mixed in to give the crystal its color with some of the most common being mica, goethite, hematite and iron hydroxides.

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Aventurine Properties

Aventurine stone contains the mineral Fuchsite which is a form of Mica. This is what gives it the sparkling effect everyone is use to seeing in green aventurine. Sadly it is very hard to photograph the affect Fushsite gives in green aventurine, but when you see and can hold a nicely polished stone in your hand it is much easier to see.

Aventurine stone attracts wealth and abundance through opportunity. Now think about what that means. Where or what is your opportunity? If you are looking for instant, overnight riches without any effort on your part, that is really not what green aventurine stone is about. On the other hand, if you are looking for a new job or a new business opportunity to get invoved with, carrying a green aventurine stone with you just might be your solution. Keep your aventurine stone in your left pocket and keep your eyes open for new opportunities to make money. The aventurine stone will attract the opportunity but you have to be ready to grab the opportunity before it passes you by.

Aventurine stone is the perfect gemstone for entrepreneurs and anyone who is self employed. These people need to stay motivated and ready to strike while the iron is hot and they are ready, willing and able to accept opportunities as they come. Aventurine stone loves to attract these opportunities to you.

A great gemstone for leaders of any sort and business persons. In fact, I often suggest to business leaders that they find large specimens to keep in their office for helping them to make correct decisions. Aventurine stone opens the mind by allowing you to see alternatives and potentials. It has the added benefit of leaving you in a anxiety free and stress free state which for obvious reasons would be a great boost to the health and welfare of those in high stress managment jobs.

Another major benefit aventurine stone can give to those in management positions is to help shield you from the drain psychic vampires can exert on you. Many psychic vampries have no idea they are actually draining energy from people and placing a green aventurine stone on your desk between you and any employees or clients you may have sitting at your desk can prevent them from being able to drain your energies.

It is the before mentioned calming abilities of aventurine stone that makes it perfect for teenagers as they go through their hormone roller coaster on their way to adulthood. During these high stress times in their lives, a simple worry stone in their pocket or a pendant around their neck could help prevent them from making wrong decisions they will later regret because they made the decision based on a stress they were feeling at the time rather than a firm, logical choice.

Aventurine stone is beneficial to the blood and circulatory systems. It can help relieve headaches and improve general health and helps you sleep better. It is also associated with the Heart Chakra.

Peach Aventurine

Associated with the base or sacral chakra, peach aventurine stone helps boost creativity and is perfect for anyone that has to make decisions that affect many people or those that make business decisions. Peach aventurine can be used to treat problems with the lungs, heart and adrenal glands.

Blue Aventurine

Blue Aventurine stone helps balance and open the 3rd eye chakra. This helps to increase all psychic abilities plus it helps keep you in a postivie frame of mind, with a positive outlook on life and a general increase in vitality. Also good for those needing self discipline in their life or those that need help in developing their inner strength.

General Aventurine Healing Properties

Metaphysical healers used aventurine stone not just for the emotional and mental healing it is known for but also for it's ability to bring down a fever, relieve stress from all over the nervous system, heal migraines, aid in healing eye ailments, normalize high blood pressure and soothe and heal Urinary tract disorders.

Main Chakra: heart

Planet: Mercury

Vibrates to the number: 1 & 4

Element: Earth

Astrological Sign: Aries

Aventurine Stone Technical Details

Chemical Composition: SiO2 - Green color is from fuchsite mica: K(Al,Cr)2AlSi3O10(OH)2

Hardness - 7

Specific Gravity - 2.64 to 2.69

Refractive Index (R.I.) - 1.55

Bi-refringence - weak, maximum of 0.009

Optic Sign - Positive

Optical Character - Uniaxial