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page 20 of my online mineral museum: new age, atomic age -- canvansite, apophyllite, trinitite
2011-01-18 - 11:56 a.m.
all photos © 2011 by elaine radford
canvansite, poona, india
Can you believe that I'm still on the first bookcase? Whoa. I've really got 'em crammed in there, I guess.
Today's theme might be "New Age." The stone up top is Canvansite "blue stars" in matrix from
Poona, India. I met this seller at a New Age gem show, and he became a good customer, ultimately
buying all of the Ruby in Zoisite that I was willing to sell wholesale. This stone
has a much "higher" energy than Ruby in Zoisite, which I was using to attract material prosperity.
I get a definite sensation from handling the Canvansite, but I'm not sure what this sensation
might mean, as I'm not getting any emotions or pictures with it. I just "googled" somebody's web site
where they use it to gain access to the Akashic records, something I would fall back to good
old Arkansas quartz for, but it can't hurt, right?
Another good-looking stone with a little metaphysical buzz is Apophyllite.
Just gorgeous. My photo doesn't do it justice. It is also from Poona, India.
As for the metaphysical side, it's another of the higher chakra type stones, maybe good
for opening the "third eye." But I haven't done much with it except enjoy
its beauty in my collection. Hmm. It's a bit embarrassing when my stones are more highly
evolved than I am.
So there is "New Age" and there is "Atomic Age." At this point, the Atomic Age has a bit of the
whiff of the fifties about it, but these items are from the Trinity, New Mexico site. The small
green mineral is Trinitite, created in the world's first atomic blast on July 16, 1945. The bit of china
and polished glass is from the site of the ranch where some of the workers were housed -- the first structure
to be damaged in an atomic explosion. The purple soda glass didn't come all smoothed and polished; I
put a bit of work into it myself to make it pretty for the mineral cabinet.
I'm going to guess that Trinitite doesn't have any metaphysical uses. "Make war, not love" might be its motto.
Hey, there's one in every crowd.
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