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Crystals Explained - U-Z


Ulexite forms in a block of transparent fibres and exhibits a triclinic structure and has a hardness of 2.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness.

Ulex is also called TV stone, for its ability to clearly transmit images in a particular direction along its matrix from one end to another. If it is polished at two opposing ends, erpendicular to the direction of the fibrous crystals in image can be clearly projected from the under surface to the top surface.

This particular mineral has an optimistic feel and generally promotes what is already present in the user. It has the effect of gentle calming the emotions over a longer period of use.


Uvarovite is a member of the garnet family and exhibits an isometric structure and has a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness.

Uvarovite is a very uplifting and inspiring crystal, its gives enthusiasm and energy to the heart bringing a mature joy to the user.

This crystal is an activator, which is great to use when beginning new endeavours and to help to see them through to their conclusions.


Vanadanite is a variety of the apatite family and is a lead chlorovanadanate, which exhibits a

hexagonal structure and has a hardness of 2.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness.

Good specimens of Vanadanate exhibit bright orange to red, hexagonal crystals that have a striking appearance. Just looking at them you can feel the warmth rising. These crystals work on the root and sacral chakras providing a fire energy, which stimulates action and creativity. This mineral is excellent to us when embarking on new projects and also in the planning of these projects. This mineral provides the get up and go that is require to begin new projects, be they ideas, art, architecture, building, starting a family etc... this is a great stone for creativity


Variscite has a pale green colour and exhibits an orthorhombic structure and has a hardness of 3.5 to 4.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness.

This very gentle mineral soothes and comforts. There are no fireworks here, just the simplicity of esae and comfort. A great stone in times of stress, just hold on to this mineral and allow the worries and anxiousness just ooze away.


Vesuvianite has a green to brown colour which, exhibits a tetragonal structure and has a hardness of 6.5 on the Mohs scale of Hardness.

Vesuvianite is often called idocrase and has a soothing effect on the user. Vesuvianite is a great emotional stabiliser. It does not seek to find the root cause but offers suggestions to make the user more comfortable. It has the energy of a non-judgemental friend


Wulfenite forms in beautiful yellow to orange plate like crystals that exhibit a tetragonal structure and have a hardness of 2.5 to 3 on the Mohs scale of hardness.

Wulfenite inspires deep inspection, it activates the thinking processes and inspires the user to seek further and deeper into whatever the user maybe inquiring. This is an excellent

mineral for use in study and research. There is a mental clarity that comes with working with Wulfenite, new ideas and suggestions can be processed clearly and quickly.


Zincite forms in a variety of colours ranging from orange through yellow to green. Zincite exhibits a hexagonal structure and has a hardness of 5 on the Mohs scale of hardness.

Zincite has the energy of fire, it is the crystal that gives the most energy of creation and creativity of all the crystal and minerals I have come across. This wonderful mineral will really start a fire under any project, job or desire. Working with Zincite brings the most fabulous heat that starts in the root chakra and happily flows to where ever it is needed. Over time, the user will notice a whole range of new ideas, avenues, solutions, applications and directions to go in, both with jobs in hand and situations that have never been considered. This stone truly has an entrepreneurial spirit.

This stone works on all levels, bringing creativity to the physical, emotional and mental planes of existence.


Zircon forms in beautiful red to orange crystals and exhibits a tetragonal structure and has a

hardness of 7.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness.

Zircon has a high density which makes it much heavier than it appears. This mineral has a gravity to it, which brings a sense of stability and focus. There is also a quiet energy tha

t rumbles underneath its stability. This mineral will first ground the user and then overtime gently release an energy which recharges in a full and deep manner. This deep energy in turn will release ideas and creative options that can only be glimpsed when the user is fully recharged and in a state of stillness, and in no need to rush out to begin or complete a purpose. Some insights come only when everything is naturally well placed.

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