Crystals - Agate (Turritella) Tumbled Stone
Crystals - Agate (Turritella) Tumbled Stone
Crystals - Agate (Turritella) Tumbled Stone
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Crystals - Agate (Turritella) Tumbled Stone

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Tumbled Crystals are a perfect way to keep your crystals close. Small and smooth to the touch, carry them in your pockets, bag, or even bra to have them against your skin.

Despite their size, tumbled stones carry the same beneficial vibrations of larger specimens, though it is recommended that you cleanse your tumbles more frequently.

Tumbles range in price and vary depending on the sizes I have on hand. All prices have been calculated on their cost per gram. I will choose the right stone for you based on the size/price you select.

Photos are an example of the look and size of the stone you will receive.

 

About Turritella Agate

Chakra - Base/Root Chakra
Element - Earth
Typical colours - Browns, blacks, creams

Turritella Agate is a spiritual crystal, deeply connected to the earth and home, to one's personal roots and ancestry, even the events of one's past. It is a survival stone, one of strength and protection. Ancient life held within its form lends the power of wisdom and healing.

Turritella Agate is a stone of personal connection with one's past - ancestry, homeland, and the country from which those ancestors came. As a record keeper crystal, it may be used to gain access to the wisdom of past worlds and past life recall.

It opens communication between the plant and mineral kingdom, providing access to information beneficial in healing the planet. If buried in land that has been neglected or polluted, Turritella Agate cleanses and re-vitalises. Its healing energies can be projected if placed on a map or photo of an endangered area. 

For frequent travellers, Turritella Agate helps protect against danger, alleviates fears, and keeps the connection to loved ones at home. Agate is especially effective against traffic accidents. 

Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. It is said to be an excellent fertility crystal, and a great crystal to use during pregnancy. Agate also helps new mothers avoid the "baby blues" sometimes experienced after giving birth.

Agate stops the burning desires for things we do not need, and assists those juggling commitments or multiple jobs. Agate enhances mental function by improving concentration, perception, and analytical abilities. It helps writers express ideas in marketable form, and is also said to promote marital fidelity.

Turritella Agate can be used to eliminate fatigue, and is helpful in the absorption of nutrients and vitamin A, zinc, calcium, and magnesium.

Turirtella Agate may relieve swelling of the hands and feet, and distention of the abdomen (together with a proper diet). It is beneficial in problems related to aging, digestion, gastro-enteritis, and pain associated with gallstones. It is said to soothe skin rashes and lesions, and itching due to insect bites, and can be useful in treating varicose veins and sexual dysfunction.

Agate is helpful to the heart and blood vessels. Wearing an Agate in the middle of the chest is said to strengthen the cardiac muscle, and heals emotional disharmony. 

Agate stabilises the aura, eliminating and transforming negative energies. Its cleansing effect is powerful at all levels.

Turritella Agate stimulates the Base Chakra. The Base, or Root Chakra, is located at the base of the spine, and controls the energy for kinaesthetic feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When physically out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. When its spiritual energies are out of balance, you will feel flighty, disconnected from reality, and distant. When the Base Chakra is in balance, the physical body regains its strength and stamina, and the spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and sense of one's own power. It often leads to independence and spontaneous leadership.

Agate raises awareness and links into the collective consciousness of the oneness of life. It encourages quiet contemplation of one's life experiences that lead to spiritual growth and inner stability.


The History of Turritella Agate

About 50 million years ago, during the Eocene epoch, the young Rocky Mountains were almost finished growing, and the landscape of what is now parts of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming consisted of rugged mountains separated by broad intermountain basins. Rains falling on the slopes of these mountains ran off of the land and collected into streams that carried sand, silt, mud, and dissolved materials down into the lakes that occupied the intermountain basins. Over time, these sediments began filling the lakes, and many types of fossils were preserved within them.

Abundant plants and algae grew on the margins of these lakes, providing a perfect habitat and food source for Elimia tenera, the freshwater snail. When the snails died, their shells sank to the bottom of the lake. The snails were so prolific that entire lenses of sediment were composed almost entirely of their shells.

After these layers were buried, groundwater moved through the sediments. Small amounts of dissolved microcrystalline silica in the groundwater began to precipitate, possibly in the form of a gel, within the cavities of the snail shells and the empty spaces between them. Over time, the entire mass of fossils was silicified, forming the brown fossiliferous agate (also known as chalcedony) that we know today as Turritella agate.

This organic gem material was incorrectly named decades ago when the christener thought that the spectacular spiral-shaped gastropod (snail) fossils entombed within the stone were members of the marine Turritella genus. That was a mistake. Instead, the fossils are of the freshwater snail, Elimia tenera, a member of the Pleuroceridae family.

Before the correct name was realised and widely published, the gem material became quite popular and the name "Turritella" went wild in lapidary magazines

 

** Information from geology.com & crystalvaults.com