At the age of 14 Adam went to work during the summers learning how to do home repairs of all types. Fifteen years later, while working in Fayetteville, NC, he suffered an injury which would lead to vocational retraining with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Environmental Technology. The next few years were spent in the Northern Virginia area monitoring and remediation of ground water contamination. Adam would eventually enroll at Radford University and obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering and Environmental Geology. Choosing to be a stay-at-home dad while his wife advanced her career has led to the birth of House of Wood and Stone. Using both his carpentry background and his geologic education to blend wood and stone to create unique and custom designs at a fair price.
Some rocks and minerals, such as Sulphur, are scientifically known to have inherent health/safety risks which may not be listed in these descriptions. Other species may become altered when exposed to moisture, Ultra-Violet light or heat. I provide information which can be confirmed through multiple sources and make every attempt to eliminate large discrepancies between authors. Some portions may be taken directly from the source with additional citation. Metaphysical descriptions can vary based intention, method and even location of use. It is strongly recommended to find the method of use which best fits your own personal preferences.
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As little as 0.01% impurity can alter the coloration of a mineral. This chart shows which colors are
result from which metallic impurities. This shows only the most common colorations and does not reflect additional causation such as radiation, isotopes, or light refraction properties.
Vanadium Green / Color change
Chromium Red - Green
Iron Red - Green - Yellow
Copper Green - Blue