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SKU # 3338889071

Measures approximately 4.91″w x 2.56″ thick x 3.27″ tall     Weighs approximately   1 lb. 12 oz.

We so enjoyed doing our best to capture the true beauty of this one of kind piece, uniquely created by nature. Even with our best efforts, may vary slightly in person, due to photography lighting and environmental surroundings. We feel it is even more beautiful in person.

Carnelian is a red-orange, to orange-brown colored variety of Chalcedony, a mineral in the Quartz family, and has a hardness of 7. The Quartz in this type of Chalcedony is arranged in fibrous layers and is banded in varying shades. In ancient times, Carnelian was believed to give the wearer courage in battle and to help timid speakers become bold.

It is said that the cheerful red-orange, to orange-brown color of Carnelian is an expression of its power to increase energy, awaken creativity, hidden talents, compassion and personal power. Also believed, its uplifting vibrations help to  stabilize the energy in a home and support loving relationships. Carnelian is thought to improve memory, alleviate sorrow and grief, increase courage, lessen anger, jealousy and fear. Believed to be  a grounding and stabilizing stone and to increase your metabolism, restore vitality and improve the flow of energy through the body. It is also believed Carnelian can be used to overcome fatigue and depression, relieve PMS and other reproductive problems and for treating disorders of blood and circulation, particularly where there is a lack of warmth. Carnelian is thought to be excellent for meditation.

Geodes are hollow formations in sedimentary and volcanic rocks with internal crystal formations and concentric banding. They form from any buried cavity such as gas bubbles, lava bubbles, pockets under tree roots or even animal burrows. Over thousands of years the outside hardens into limestone. Groundwater flows through cracks in the limestone and deposits minerals inside which form the crystals. Some of these crystals are amethyst, quartz, agate, chalcedony, or jasper. Each geode is unique in color and make-up. It is impossible to tell what is inside a geode until it is broken apart. It is rare to find a geode with bright or unusual colors. They are often dyed with artificial colors to achieve vivid colors. This particular geode is natural and not dyed. Geodes can be found in Morocco, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, Utah, Brazil, Mexico, and Namibia. The geode is the state rock of Iowa.