CRYSTAL TOXICITY LIST


This is by no means a comprehensive toxic crystals and stones list. Compiled by Hibiscous Moon


Actinolite                                                                   May contain asbestos. 

                                                                                   Not recommended for elixirs

Adamite                                                                     Contains arsenic and some copper

Ajoite                                                                         Contains aluminum and copper

Alexandrite                                                                Contains aluminum

Amazonite                                                                 Contains copper

Atacamite                                                                  Contains copper

Aquamarine                                                               Contains aluminum

Auricalcite                                                                  Contains zinc and copper

Azurite                                                                        Contains copper

Beryl Group                                                               Contains aluminum

     Bixbite

     Emerald

     Aquamarine  

     Goshenite

     Heliodor

     Morganite

Black Tourmaline                                                     Contains aluminum

Boji-stone                                                                 Contains some sulphur, pyrite

                                                                                   and/or marcasite

Bronchantite                                                             Contains copper       

Bumblebee "Jasper" (not tech. a jasper)              Contains some finely dispersed

                                                                                    copper

Cavansite                                                                  Contains copper

Celestite                                                                    Contains strontium

Chalcantite                                                                Contians copper 

Chalcopyrite (peacock stone)                                  Contains copper and sulphur

Chrysocolla                                                                Contains copper

Cinnabar                                                                    Contians mercury

Conicalcite                                                                Contians copper

Copper                                                                      Can be poisonous 

Covellite                                                                    Contains copper and sulphur

Cuprite                                                                      Contains copper

Dioptase                                                                    Contains copper

Dumortierite                                                             Contains aluminum

Emerald                                                                    Contains aluminum

Fluorite                                                                     Contains fluorine

Fuchsite                                                                    Contains chromium

Garnet                                                                       Contains aluminum

Gem Silica                                                                Contains copper

Galena                                                                      Contains lead

Garnierite (aka Falcondoite)                                   Contains nickel

Iolite                                                                          Contains aluminum

Kunzite                                                                      Contains aluminum

Labradorite                                                              Contains aluminum

Lapis Lazuli                                                               Contains pyrite

Lepidolite                                                                Contains aluminum

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

Pyrite                                                                        Contains sulphur

Realgar                                                                     Contains sulphur and arsenic

Ruby                                                                         Contains aluminum

Sapphire                                                                   Contains aluminum

Selenite                                                                    Although not toxic, friable; 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

Stilbite                                                                      Contains aluminum

Sugilite                                                                     Contains aluminum

Sulfur                                                                        Poisonous

Sunstone                                                                  Contains aluminum

Tanzanite--Gem variety of Zoisite.                         Contains aluminum

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