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The impure silicon dioxide may not excite the chemists but they can make a world of difference to an ordinary individual seeking to heal the body and calm the mind. This form of impure crystal is known as Jasper and has remained in vogue from time immemorial. The mottled colours of green, red, orange brown and yellow displayed by this enchanting crystal has the power to mesmerize you completely.…
The gemstone known as Jasper can be described as an opaque form of chalcedony that is found displaying a motley of amazing colours. The collectors are stunned by the beauty of this beautiful stone and are often eager to polish and wear it as an adornment. The red, green, yellow and brown splotches appear due to the presence of impurities particularly silica remnants. However, the beauty of this mineral is sure to attract the users who aspire to retain it for various purposes.…
Labradorite is a special gemstone or crystal that has the power to mesmerize the people who are often reluctant to turn their gaze away. Ordinarily, it could be termed as a crystal belonging to the Feldspar group usually dark grey or black in color that can bend light in a spectacular manner giving rise to iridescence of vibrant hues such as peacock blue, emerald green and even purple speckled with gold streaks…
The word crystal conjures up an image of a transparent stone that gleams mysteriously in a fortune teller’s hands.  The truth happens to be a trifle different though as it is merely an object that is made up of a flat surface and angular ends. Not all crystals are transparent though and may be found in a side variety of colors. A crystal can be determined scientifically via a microscope that displays the intrinsic structure forming a lattice extending in every direction.…
Lapis Lazuli is commonly referred to as 'Lapis' which is the Latin name for stone. This beautiful blue stone generally comprises of the mineral Lazurite. Lapis is known all over the world and has been used and cut by the ancient Egyptians who first used it to create wonderful and striking blue cosmetics which gave them their unique regal looks. Lots of ancient civilisations have used lapis in jewellery and carvings including; the Greeks, Romans and Persians.…
At Madagascan Direct, you can find a vast array of crystals with wonderful healing properties. Whether you’re after a stone to help you fall (and stay) asleep, or a stone to improve your psychic powers, there are plenty of options available. Firstly, agate is a stone of stability and balance. Although it is less powerful than other crystals, it has the ability to balance all types of health: from outward physical health (including treating disorders of the skin…
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Recently we have imported alongside the Chrysocolla some high grade Peruvian Pyrite Spheres, Hearts and Eggs. The Pyrite is a beautiful top quality grade and fits in well with all of our other products from Madagascar. Pyrite can also be known as fools gold due to it's bright golden lustrous metallic finish. Pyrite can also be found in association with gold which must have been a nightmare for early gold miners. Pyrite has an amazing crystal habit being cubic and massive and octahedral to name but a few.…
We have just added some beautiful Chrysocolla products on to our website www.madagascandirect.com which we have had made by a skilled artisan in Peru. The quality of the work is very good and the products blend in very nicely with all of our quality products from Madagascar. Chrysocolla is a hydrated copper phyllosilicate mineral and occurs in copper mines notably from Peru and the Congo. Chrysocolla normally grows in a massive form but it also can be botroydal and have stalactitic growths. The name Chrysocolla is derived from ancient Greek.…
Madagascan Direct has entered its 10th year of selling high quality fossils and crystals online and we would like to thank all our customers past and present. because without your support we would not be where we are today. Madagascan direct will start to sell a few non Madagascan pieces over the coming months. but our main content will remain to be primarily minerals and fossils from Madagascar. We have contacts all over the world in high quality minerals and we will now…
Rutilated Quartz is a truly beautiful and enchanting mineral inclusion which can vary in colours from a coppery red to the classic golden rutile needles which are generally seen in jewellery. Rutilated quartz was also known as angel hair or venus stone back in the time and it is not difficult to imagine this when you view the fine hair like needle inclusion perfectly trapped in the quartz frozen in time like they were trapped in ice. Rutile the mineral inclusion in the quartz has a triangonal crystal system and a prismatic habit.…
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