Carnelian is a variety of chalcedony (quartz) with a chemical formula

SiO 2

Carnelian has a microcrystalline aggregate (trigonal) crystal structure




Physical Properties of Carnelian

Lustre: Waxy - Dull
Diaphaneity: Translucent to Opague
Colour: Brownish Red, Red, Orange, Yellow-Orange
Streak: White
Hardness (Mohs): 6.5-7
Tenacity: Fracture
Cleavage: None
Fracture: Conchoidal
Density (measured): 2.60 - 2.64g/cm3

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Energetic Properties of Carnelian

Key Words: Courage, Vitality, Sexuality, Confidence, Action
Chakras: Root (1st chakra), Sexual/Creative (2nd chakra), and Solar Plexus (3rd chakra)
Physical: Supports strength, vitality, sexuality, detoxing from alcohol or drugs
Emotional: Increases one's courage and enthusiasm
Spiritual: Aids in overcoming hesitation, finding courage to grow spiritually





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