This is a very unique and unusual Botryoidal Chalcedony Specimen from Nevada, USA. This piece is unique not just for its uncommon Botryoidal formation but also its exceptionally large size! Most formations such as these are only found with very small nodules or "grapes" only a few millimeters to a centimeter in diameter, whereas This specimen's "grapes" average 35mm in diameter.
The Chalcedony that this specimen is comprised of has a lovely translucent gray color and reflects a lovely pale blue due to an effect known as Rayleigh scattering. Rayleigh scattering is the elastic scattering of light or other electromagnetic radiation by particles much smaller than the wavelength of the radiation, which is the reason for the blue color of the sky.
This piece will make an impressive addition to anyone's collection.
The following information is courtesy of "The Pocket Book of Stones" which we also sell HERE
BLUE CHALCEDONY is a silicon dioxide mineral with a hardness of 7. It differs from Jasper in that the Quartz is arranged in fibrous layers rather than the sugar-like grains found in Jasper. Blue Chalcedony is found in India, Brazil, Turkey and the USA.
When there is a need for softness in the auric field, at times when stresses mount and one's center begins to wobble, Blue Chalcedony can restore calm and balance.
Because it is a strong representative of the Blue Ray, associated with the throat and third eye chakras, Blue Chalcedony affects the mind on many levels. It stimulates telepathy and all types of communications with the invisible realms. It helps one speak things which are below one’s normal conscious awareness and is thus a good stone for those in therapy and an excellent tool for those engaged in counseling others.
Because it connects to the subconscious, Blue Chalcedony can also assist in the remembrance of past lives, and its orientation toward inner healing means that the memories recovered with Blue Chalcedony will be those most relevant to what is needed for one’s progress and growth.
Blue Chalcedony harmonizes with Purple Chalcedony, Chrysoprase, Owyhee Blue Opal, Oregon Opal, Alexandrite, Petalite, Lapis and Ajoite.
"This information is for research purposes only and should not be construed as medical recommendations for any disease or symptom. It is not intended to provide medical advice. Consult a licensed healthcare professional for treatment."