Toxic Stones

Below is a list of Toxic stones unsafe for gem elixirs from Hibiscus Moon

 

Actinolite – May contain Asbestos
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 coper
Azurite – Contains copper
Beryl Group – Contains copper and aluminum
-Bixbite
-Emerald
-Goshenite
-Helidor
-Morganite
Black Tourmaline – Contains aluminum
Boji-stones (aka Moqui Balls, Shaman Stones, Shamnic Star Stone) – Contains some sulphur, pyrite and/or Marcastie
Bronchantite – Contains copper
Cavansite – Contains copper
Celestite – Contains strontium
Chalcantite – Contains copper
Chalcopyrite – Contains copper and sulphur
Chrysocolla – Contains copper
Cinnabar – Contains mercury
Conicalcite – Contains copper
Copper – Poisonous
Covellite – Contains copper and sulphur
Cuprite – Contains copper
Dioptase – Contains copper
Dumortierite – Contains aluminum
Emerald – Contains aluminum
Fluorite – Contains fluorine
Garnet (Spessartine, Almandine, Uvaroite, Rhodolite, Hessonite) – Contains aluminum
Gem Silica – Contains copper
Galena – Contains lead
Garnierite – Contains nickel
Hematite – Will rust, but not toxic
Iolite – Contains aluminum
Kunzite – Contains aluminum
Labradorite – Contains aluminum
Lapis Lazuli – Contains pyrite
Lepidolite – Contains aluminum
Magnetite – Will rust, but not toxic
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 alumnium
Psiomelan – Contains barium
Pyrite – Contains sulphur
Realgar – Contains sulphur and arsenic
Ruby – Contains aluminum
Sapphire – Contains aluminum
Selenite – Not toxic, friable; tiny shards may break off in water
Serpenite – 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
Tiger Eye – Fibrous form contains asbestos
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
Wavelite – Contains aluminum
Wulfenite – Contains lead and molybdenum
Zircon – Contains zirconium, radioactive
Ziosite – Contains aluminum