Hi, I'm a newbie who can't seem to even identify the majority of assorted wholesale stones I bought prior to discovering you! I have some additional stones coming from you now (I'm excited!). Is there anyway I can identify the stones I already have? Thank you so much. I appreciate your in-depth articles, guides, and informative pictures. This is my new go-to site for learning!
Thank you for contacting us with your question!
Identifying crystals is very challenging because photos are very unreliable and do not take into account weight, textures, formation, cleavage, luster, and energetic vibrations. To make it even more difficult, all computer monitors and devices show color differently. We have some excellent resources that can help you with identifying your stones. Our Metaphysical Guide has pictures and physical, metaphysical, and geological information.
Mindat.org is an excellent resource used by our crystal experts and books such as Judy Hall's Encyclopedia of Crystalsoffer photographs which can help with identification.
Many university geological sciences departments, museums, and mineralogical societies may also be able to help with the identification of more unusual or hard to identify crystals.
We would also invite you to post pictures of your crystals on ourFacebook page. Many of our fans are very knowledgeable about crystals and love to help others with crystal identification!
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