Gemstones to be careful with

There are some stones that you should be careful with. Here is a list of some crystals or stones that you need to be careful with. 

 

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Shaman Stone,

Shamanic Star Stone)

 

Bronchantite

Contains copper

Cavansite

Contains copper

Celestite

Contains strontium

Chalcantite

Contains copper

Chalcopyrite (peacock stone)

Contains copper and sulphur

Chrysocolla

Contains copper

Cinnabar

Contains mercury

Conicalcite

Contians copper

Copper

Poisonous

Covellite

Contains copper and sulphur

Cuprite

Contains copper

Dioptase

Contains copper

Dumortierite

Contains aluminum

Emerald

Contains aluminum

Fluorite

Contains fluorine

Garnet (Spessartine,

Almandine, Uvarovite,

Rhodolite, Hessonite)

Contains aluminum

Gem Silica

Contains copper

Galena

Contains lead

Garnierite (aka Falcondoite)

Contains nickel

Hematite

May rust, but not toxic

Iolite

Contains aluminum

Kunzite

Contains aluminum

Labradorite

Contains aluminum

Lapis Lazuli

Contains pyrite

Lepidolite

Contains aluminum

Magnetite

May rust, but not toxic

Malachite

Contains copper

Markasite

Contains sulphur

Mohawkite

Contains copper and Arsenic

Moldavite

Contains aluminum oxide

Moonstone

Contains aluminum

Morganite

Contains aluminum

Pietersite

Fibrous form contains asbestos

Prehnite

Contains aluminum

Psiomelan

Contains barium

Realgar

Contains sulphur and arsenic

 

Ruby

Contains aluminum

Sapphire

Contains aluminum

Selenite

Although not toxic, tiny shards may break off in water

Serpentine

Fibrous form contains asbestos

Smithsonite

May contain copper

Sodalite

Contains aluminum

Spinel

Contains aluminum

Spodumene (aka

Kunzite)

Contains aluminum

Staurolite

Contains aluminum

Stibnite

Contains lead and antimony

Stilbit

Contains aluminum

Sugilite

Contains aluminum

Sulfur

Poisonous

Sunstone

Contains aluminum

Tanzanite–Gem variety of Zoisite.

Contains aluminum

Tiger Eye

Fibrous form contains asbestos

Topaz

Contains aluminum

Torbenite

Radioactive

Tourmaline

Contains aluminum

Tremolite

May contain asbestos

Turquoise

Contains copper and aluminum

Vanadinite

Contains vanadium

Variscite

Contains aluminum

Vesuvianite

Contains aluminum

Wavellite

Contains aluminum

Wulfenite

Contains lead and molybdenum

Zircon

Contains zirconium, radioactive

Zoisite

Contains aluminum

Radioactivity

Some granites emit radon from the decay of uranium. Beware of artificially irradiated crystals.

 

These include deeply colored:

  • topaz
  • smokey quartz
  • pink or red tourmaline

 

  • kunzite
  • some cultured pearls
  • colored diamonds