FOUND IN: CHILE, INDIA, SPAIN & RUSSIA
Aventurine stones are crystals that contain a good amount of quartz in them… along with inclusions of various other minerals, which gives them their specific color. Aventurine quartz crystals have been found in Italy, Brazil, India, China, Tibet, Nepal and Russia. The name Aventurine comes from its quality of “aventurescence”… which means the amount of reflective ability of the stone.
The most common variety of this crystal is the Green Aventurine.
The colors of this variety of crystal may also be red and blue as well as some lesser known colors such as brown, peach, orange, yellow and grey.
Some colors are really just shades of the other colors. A variety of minerals are combined with the quartz in the Aventurine stones, and create the different colored stones.
Each of the different colors have different added minerals, with specific metaphysical properties in their own right. Because these qualities are added to the energy of the quartz… each of the different colored stones have unique metaphysical attributes.
All the colors will support you to balance the male and female energies within you… regardless of your sex. Leadership qualities are said to be enhanced by using any colors of Aventurine stones.
Color: Green, Gold-Brown, Iridescent
Color of streak: White
Moh’s hardness: 7
Specific gravity: 2.65
Fracture: Conchoidal, Brittle
Crystal system: Hexagonal (trigonal); Crypto-Crystalline
Chemical composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide
Transparency: Transparent to Opaque
Refractive index: 1.544-1.553
Double refraction: -0.009
Absorption spectrum: 6820, 6490