WHAT IS A MINERAL?
Minerals are natural chemical combinations, which can be very complex, although sometimes, more rarely, they are made up of simple elements such as carbon, gold, silver, or alloys that were formed in the course of geological processes. Most minerals are of non-organic composition, although exceptionally there are combinations of organic origin. More than 4.000 mineral species can be found in nature. The most abundant are silicates.
HOW WERE THE MINERALS FORMED?
The minerals that were formed and that continue to be formed on the surface and in the interior of the Earth, do so from magmatic processes in the interior of the Earth. In the course of the magmatic process, minerals are formed from incandescent melting silicates (the magma). When this magma reaches the upper layers, it cools and solidifies. During this process the minerals are formed, solid bodies that are the result of these chemical reactions and that present crystalline structures with an ordered atomic composition, also producing rocks with differentiated chemical compositions.
WHAT IS A GEM?
A gem, also popularly known as a precious stone, can be a type of mineral, a rock, or a petrified material, which after being properly cut and polished is plausible to be used in jewelry. There are different types of gems, standing out, among others: turquoise, tiger eye, chrysocolla, hematite, tourmaline, carnelian, rose quartz, malachite, sugilite, pyrite, amethyst, ruby , obsidian, jasper, lapis lazuli, agate, jade, feldspar, topaz, opal, diamond, emerald, sapphire, aquamarine.
WHERE ARE THE MINERALS EXTRACTED FROM?
The minerals are extracted from the mines. There are two types of mining: surface mining and underground mining. In surface mining, minerals are mined when they are found over a wide area, but not too deep in the ground. However, some minerals are found far below the surface of the earth, and underground mining is used to extract them.
ESOTERIC PROPERTIES OF MINERALS
There are theories that claim that crystals can have healing properties in people on a physical and psychic level. One of these currents defends that the crystals could influence the energy points (chakras) located in different parts of the body, so that when placed on them, they would vibrate energetically and could achieve their balance. This interconnection would produce physical and spiritual benefits in people. But not only its application in specific points of the body could bring these benefits. Since ancient times, there have been beliefs related to the power of minerals and their use in ornaments or talismans to prevent illness and negative energies and attract prosperity. This is the case of the ancient Egyptians, who used lapis lazuli in jewels, ornaments and amulets to keep away bad energies, to enhance clairvoyance, the connection with the beyond. It has also been used as a drink, mixing its powder with oil, wine or other liquids, to heal ailments.
Although there are no scientific studies that prove these beliefs, what we understand that cannot be denied is that the mere fact of contemplating the spectacular chromatic and formal beauty of the pieces that we have selected from Mineralitum for our shop online produces a positive effect on the spirit. Perhaps it is time to acquire one, the one that attracts us the most.
WHY BUY IN MINERALITUM.COM?
Mineralitum.com is not just another mineral website like others you can find on the internet. In Mineralitum we are a team specialized in this sector, and for this reason we have selected our pieces from different corners of the planet, minerals that are true jewels of nature for the collector, attending to a very careful selection process based on the beauty and spectacularity of these, in the form, size, crystallization, color, and another series of characteristics that make them exclusive pieces. Their enormous attraction not only convinces the collector, but also anyone who wants to give something truly different or exclusive as a gift or to treasure it in their home as a decorative object, because our pieces are works of art created by Mother Nature and distinguish them from any other man-made ornament, making every mineral a unique and exclusive object.
We bring you the best pieces, some of them authentic museum pieces, for all those who wish to enjoy truly unique and spectacular fragments of nature in their homes. We are known for our professionalism, transparency and professional rigor.