Alternative Names: None

Mineral Information

Origin: Notably California, U.S.A.

Mineral Species: Gold

Mineral Group: Elements

Chemical Formula: Au

Hardness: 2.5-3

Crystal System: Isometric

Colour: Rich yellow, paling to whitish-yellow with increasing silver

Typical Appearance: Usually as rounded grains, flakes or nuggets in placer deposits. Crystals usually crude to rounded octahedra, cubes and dodecahedra, oten forming herring bone and dendritic twins.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Leo

Chakra Alignment: Solar Plexus; Crown

Element: Fire

Origin of Name & Mythology: From Anglo-Saxon "gold", meaning yellow.

Additional Information

Traditionally used as a "warming" mineral, Gold increases circulation, strengthens the immune system, stimulates the body's ability to heal, particularly damaged tissues, and warms and "lights up" the body from the inside out. It creates a gentle shield of protection, can cleanse and purify spiritual connection, and allows our essence to shine through, allowing us to be the best we can be. Gold combats depression, lifts the emotions and instills confidence. It can be used as a Feng Shui cure when placed in the wealth area of the home to attract abundance.