Toxic Crystals and Stones

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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-stones (Moqui Balls/Shaman Stone) Contains some sulphur, pyrite and/or marcasite

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 Contains copper
Copper Can be poisonous depending on quantity
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
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; 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
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
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