Description: Elestial Calcite, also known as Elestite or "White Moldavite" is a transparent to translucent, colorless calcite which has a highly etched, natural surface texture. The wrinkled texture is similar to the embayed and resorbed surface texture referred to as "elestial" textured quartz. Elestite is similar in appearance to Moldavite tectites and is called "White Moldavite" by some in metaphysical circles. The extraterrestrial origin of elestial calcite is questionable but fascinating. Elestial calcite is found near sand dune fields in the Mohave Desert, near the Colorado River, in western Arizona. The specimens appear to be crystal fragments with a strong crystalline structure. The differential weathering of the surface is perplexing since emmersion in acid baths produce a smooth, rounded texture on the surface like jelly beans rather then increasing the etched texture. Examination of near perfect crystals with deeply etched surfaces shows the etched grooves do not always correspond to cleavage directions of crystal growth planes. Studies of ventifacts; wind shaped stones which occur in very windy desert environments suggest calcite and calcarous limestones weather to a "rillenstein" or rilled stone surface texture. Recent studies in the Mohave Desert has uncovered similar surface textures in calcite and calcite rich limestones. This appears to be the source of the unique texture. The Elestites occur on south facing slopes with strong winds which carry abundant fine sand which blast the stones constantly. The specimens are excellent for jewelry, wire wrapping, display, and metaphysical applications. Calcite is relatively soft and should be used for pendants, earrings, and pins. Under a short-wave back light material fluoresces purple, orange, pink, yellow, green, and phosporent yellow.
Several noted writers of metaphysical literature have worked with and written about Elestial Calcite including Marilyn and Thomas Twintrees in "Stones Alive!", who suggest the stone has an unmistakable Moldavite essence, eases physical and emotional pain, and supports us emotionally. Melody in "Love is in the Earth: Supplement A", suggests the stone offers protection, love, and aids in understanding complexity and stimulates recall of past lives. Robert Simmons of Heaven and Earth suggests the stones high vibrations can be used to activated dormant mind centers, commune with the angelic realm and receive guidance. Refer to the above authors books for additional information.
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Source: Mohave Desert
Size: Range in size from 1/2-3/4 inches in length. Approximate weight is 2 grams. Sold Individually,
Primary Uses: Balancing and meditation stone for recentering after excessive exposure to powerful Yang environments. If you need to restore yourself, meditation with calcite is highly recommended. Restoring balance is critical to your well being.