octahedrite

GEMSTONE THERAPY
HEALING STONES AND CRYSTALS

ANATASE

Anatase is also known as Octahedrite, and these stones have this quite distinctive shape. This mineral commonly occurs with rutile, and they have excellent metaphysical properties.

These stones are known for their energy to aid you to deal with change with ease and grace, assisting you to allow the alterations in your life to happen without fighting it. It is aligned with the heart and base chakras and is associated with clarity, balance and peace.

Anatase has an unusual energy that helps to lengthen positive situations, helping to ensure happiness flows within your life. These healing stones have a good action to aid allergies and sensitivity to medicines.

On a healing level, Anatase helps in the healing of bone injuries, such as fractures and breaks. Also a stone to encourage stronger bone density, as well as helping to bring strength to teeth for preventing cavities and softening of enamel. Use this stone to help balance out the melatonin levels within the body as it is needed.

Anatase is extremely helpful in bringing back and sustaining the skins youthfulness.

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Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite. Structural classification is coarsest octahedrite type IIB. Weight is 183 grams. The Sikhote-Alin Meteorite was an observed fall on the Sikhote-Alin mountains in Siberia in 1947. An estimated 70 Tonnes of this iron-nickel meteorite made it to the ground. Two forms of this meteorite exist. The “Individual”, that is shown in a previous posting, is a broken piece of the main mass that continued to “burn up” in the atmosphere before hitting the ground. The “Shrapnel” form consists of torn and twisted fragments that formed when the meteoroid exploded near the ground or upon impaction. The sample shown above is a classic example of the “shrapnel” variety.

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Gibeon iron meteorite from Gibeon, Namibia. Structural class is fine octahedrite. Weight 57 grams. Photo is a cut, polished and acid etched slice of a single meteorite. The slice displays the classic Widmanstatten pattern (a.k.a. Thomson structure) found in some iron-nickel meteorites. This pattern results from the interweaving of crystals from two iron alloys, kamacite (low nickel) and taenite (high nickel). The Widmanstatten pattern is diagnostic of meteorites as this pattern cannot be duplicated in laboratories on Earth. To form this pattern the iron core of the asteroid must cool no faster than a couple of degrees every million years. In the gaps between the lamellae, a fine-grained mixture of kamacite and taenite called plessite can be seen. Upper photo was taken with a binocular microscope at 10x to show the detail of intergrown crystals.

anonymous asked:

What would anatase be like ?

Anatase is a gem that “helps to overcome resistance to change; an useful teaching companion, assisting with the assimilation and retention of information.” (x) They help at learning to accept the changes in one’s life and make happy situations last longer. (x)

I imagine Anastase could be this cheerful, positive gem. One who’s always ready for adventure and be there for others. When situations get serious, though, it’d be like they are a completely different person: focused, quiet, they’re paying attention to every single thing around them, every single word being said.

But when the situation isn’t as bad, they’re the kind that jumps a lot, talks a whole bunch and maybe is a fan of hugs. No matter what, though, their memory is probably one of their best traits. They can recall even the slightiest of details of an event that occured in the past or a conversation they heard; while they might seem like the kind of gem who gets distracted looking at the dust particles in a beam of light, they’re actually pretty aware of their surroundings.

These are just ideas, but I hope this helps!

- Mod Tourmaline

The other day I found a meteorite. 
I was playing with it for a while, half thinking it was indeed a real one but it was only when my son got excited seeing it that I investigated it further. It is a fairly common type, an octahedrite. We found a magnet and indeed, it is iron. It’s lovely, heavy, and playing with it pleasurable.

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Sikhote-Alin individual iron meteorite. Structural classification is coarsest octahedrite type IIB. Weight is 100 grams. Well developed regmaglypts (thumb prints) resulted from ablation of the meteoroid as it melted during flight.  The Sikhote-Alin Meteorite was an observed fall on the Sikhote-Alin mountains in Siberia in 1947. An estimated 70 Tonnes of this iron-nickel meteorite made it to the ground. Two forms of this meteorite exist. The “Individual” that is shown in this picture is a broken piece of the main mass that continued to “burn up” in the atmosphere before hitting the ground. The “Shrapnel” form consists of torn and twisted fragments that formed when the meteoroid exploded near the ground or upon impaction. The individuals of the Sikhote-Alin fall are one of the most sought after meteorites by collectors because of their exquisite shapes and character. 

Campo del Cielo iron meteorite. Structural classification is coarse octahedrite. The slice displays the classic Widmanstatten pattern (a.k.a. Thomson structure) found in some iron-nickel meteorites. This pattern results from the interweaving of crystals from two iron alloys, kamacite (low nickel) and taenite (high nickel). The Widmanstatten pattern is diagnostic of meteorites as this pattern cannot be duplicated in laboratories on Earth. To form this pattern the iron core of the asteroid must cool no faster than a couple of degrees every million years

Muonionalusta iron meteorite from Norrbotten , Sweden. Structural class is fine octahedrite. Weight 84 grams. Photo is a cut, polished and acid etched slice of a single meteorite. The slice displays the classic Widmanstatten pattern (a.k.a. Thomson structure) found in some iron-nickel meteorites. This pattern results from the interweaving of crystals from two iron alloys, kamacite (low nickel) and taenite (high nickel). The Widmanstatten pattern is diagnostic of meteorites as this pattern cannot be duplicated in laboratories on Earth. To form this pattern the iron core of the asteroid must cool no faster than a couple of degrees every million years. In the gaps between the lamellae, a fine-grained mixture of kamacite and taenite called plessite can be seen.