Friday, September 26, 2014

Quartz with Hedenbergite from Inner Mongolia–Green Angel Dreamstone


I’m so excited to show you one of my new green quartz crystals from the Huanggang Mine of Inner Mongolia, China.    I’ve managed to recently acquired a small collection of these crystals, and am parting with this one in DoodlepunkArt.  I’m trying to resist the urge to hoard them all to myself.  (Don’t worry, I will share, I just have to figure out which ones.)  I will be editing and adding more specimens to this article in the upcoming months, so check back here periodically for more information.

This specimen is quartz with hedenbergite inclusions.  It is very similar to the Seriphos green quartz from Greece, only it is much larger that the crystals found at this location, and the energy and appearance of these crystals is unique.  This crystal also goes by these names: prase, prasem and Robert Simmons has named them quite appropriately, “Green Angel Dreamstone.” 

These are not the same as dream quartz, which is colored green by epidote.  Hedenbergite is the mineral that tints this Inner Mongolian quartz an earthy green color.  It also may be part of what caused the crystals to grow in such a very unusual and spectacular way:  The sides of these crystals are covered with hundreds of small, cathedral-like, rhombohedral faces. 

Many of the quartz crystals from this location have a multi-sceptered appearance due to a dipyramidal habit.  These dipyramidal crystal are missing their m-faces, so they are essentially two terminations (or six-sided pyramids) attached to each other.  (“M-faces” are the straight sides of a quartz crystal that lead to the termination.)  Hundreds of dipyramids line the m-faces of the main crystals on many of these stones.

I have not identified all of the minerals in this particular specimen, but there are at least three other minerals, a yellow one, a silvery black one and a white one.  Here is a list of minerals that have been accurately identified on these crystals by the pros:

  • Arsenopyrite
  • Calcite
  • Dolomite
  • Fluorite
  • Genthelvite
  • Hedenbergite
  • Helvine
  • Ilvaite
  • Lollingite
  • Magnetite
  • Molybdenite
  • Sheelite

I showed these crystals to a very knowlegable rock hound friend of mine who also identified the zeolites, apophyllite and stilbite on some of these crystals.  She thought what I had identified as calcite was albite, but I just performed a scratch test.  It is softer than fluorite, so it is definitely not albite, and calcite is consistent with what we know about the mine location.  I have verified that stilbite and apophyllite are correctly identified as well.  I’ll show you those specimens soon.

These crystal come from the Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.  This mine area covers 22 square kilometers, and there are 185 different mineral lodes.  Mostly ores have come from this very prolific mine, but recently some spectacular quartz specimens have been released onto the market.   I have seen the more flawless specimens go for thousands of dollars.  (See links at the bottom of this article.)  I found a great report on the mine location, complete with geological information, history and photos of the mines, miners and some of the minerals found there:

Metaphysically, these crystals have a peaceful and comforting energy.  They feel very protective and calming.  This is a stone for profound inner and spiritual exploration.  These crystals make you spiritually more open, perceptive, sensitive and allowing.  They help you let go of your control during spiritual journeys so you can be more open to whatever adventure is about to happen.  You can either sleep with or meditate with them to help with astral travel.  It is the perfect companion stone for anyone learning the art of lucid dreaming. 

Our conscious and material reality is greatly influenced by our unconscious reality, which includes dreams, thoughts, feelings and mental images.  By becoming aware of and learning to master the unconscious reality we can learn to influence and manifest what we want in our conscious and material reality.  In this way, this is a manifestation stone, but instead of acting through the center of our will (at solar plexus chakra,) like citrine, green angel dreamstone acts through heart energy (located on the physical body at the heart chakra.)  This stone is not only a great tool for tapping into and directing the unconscious, it is also a great tool for healing the heart chakra and expanding heart energy, which is also an important manifestation tool.

The heart chakra (or Anahata) is associated with the inner child, actions of the hand, and the ability to make decisions that are directed (or in alignment with) the Higher-Self (aka. Higher-Power, Universe, Source, God, Spirit – whatever terminology works best for you,) as opposed to making decisions with the mind that are greatly influenced by emotions, judgments, desires, fate and karma.  The heart chakra is also the center for compassion and unconditional love – not simply romantic love, but love of life and everything in general that is Heart Energy.  It is the love that finds great joy in the sound of rain or the smell of fir needles warming in the sun.   

Heart energy is a very high vibration that takes love beyond the physical love we are more familiar with, and turns it into something very profound that has the power to affect the world around you at an quantum level.  This is the heart of “The Secret.”  Heart energy is the manifestation tool used by quantum activists.  Manifestation through the heart energy happens through use of the Law of Attraction by becoming aligned with The Higher-Self.  Alignment with The Higher-Self requires one to let go of their control (control that is by the physical or material self, who is in turn controlled by desires, emotions, fate and karma.)  It involves allowing heart energy to expand outwards into the world around you. 

So it isn’t just its ability to help the user understand and alter the inner-self and subconscious that makes this a manifestation stone.  By healing the heart, supporting and enhancing heart energy (universal love) and making one more aligned with the Higher-Self, it helps one make use of the law of attraction to alter the course of the physical/material life. 

I have added this crystal to my etsy shop, DoodlepunkArt .  Others will be coming in the future.  My prices will not be astronomical, but these are very rare so if price is an issue let me know.  I’m waiting for some smaller ones to arrive.  There are minor chips and dings in many of the crystals that I have, which allows me to provide these amazing stones at a reduced price, but you can see in the links below what they can go for when in pristine condition.  These specimens don’t all have hedenbergite, but they are all from the same location.  I am also including below, links to other people’s healing properties descriptions.  Please feel free to convo me though etsy or post here any questions that you have. 

I hope you enjoyed the information I’ve provided here.  Everything on this blog and in my shop listings, including the metaphysical descriptions are all written by me.  They are mostly based on my own work and personal exploration with stones, and only minimally influenced by the work of others, therefore these descriptions are my own intellectual property and are copyrighted.  Please do not copy without written consent.  I am perfectly happy with being quoted, but please do contact me first for permission.  Thank you for understanding. Specimen (For Sale) Links:

Other Sites with Green Angel Dreamstones For Sale:

Mindat Specimens (Not For Sale):

Healing Properties:

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