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High Magic

Hone your spiritual gifts & psychic powers. Access the powers of the natural world. Release inner darkness & find forgiveness. Be patient, wise & demonstrate self-mastery. Let Merlinite inspire you to find your own magic!

OriginUnited States
PolishShiny But Not Completely Smooth
QualityAA (quality chart)
ShapeIrregular Polished Shapes
Average SizeVaries (size chart)
Average WeightVaries
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Merlinite Healing Properties

These funky tumbled Merlinites are ideal for people who like to know the 'story' behind their healing crystals. Merlinite is a rare combination of Quartz and Manganese Oxide that comes from New Mexico. Now imagine an old miner heaping rough Merlinite into a bucket. Once a year he gets together with another miner that he's known for decades, "wanna trade?" they ask each other. It's the same trade every year, a bit of Merlinite for a bit of Nuummite from Greenland. This rough Merlinite rarely polishes completely smooth. Instead they're full of pits and grooves as the matrix rock gets knocked off by the tumbling. About 1/2 of the stock is pure black Manganese Oxide, but Moonrise Crystals takes care of Quality Control, so all these Merlinites have a nice mixture of textures and colors. Sometimes the Quartz is colorless and other times it has a faint blueish tone. Many of them have fascinating swirls that can best be seen under a bright light - so look closely!

Ethically Sourced Merlinite

Know where your crystals come from

This Merlinite comes from a small claim in New Mexico, USA. The miner has been working his claim for decades using hand tools and small machinery. It has a low environmental impact and is relatively low risk for the miner.  This Merlinite was traded, rather than sold.  Every year the miner from New Mexico brings a 5 gallon bucket of rough Merlinite to the Danish prospector at the Tucson Gem Show and says, “wanna trade?”  The exchange is always Merlinite for Nuummite.

This gem dealer is a Danish prospector. He runs a small one-man wholesale business. He prospects for stones across northern Europe and Greenland. Rough stones are sent to China to be drum-tumbled. Factory conditions are safe for workers.

I first met this source at the 2020 Tucson Gem Show. I was looking for a better source for Nuummite and found a new one that specialized in stones from Greenland and Northern Europe. The owner is an old prospector who has been in the business for almost 50 years and he has STORIES! We talked for 2 hours straight and he provided me with incredibly detailed information. Without reservation, I bought some of everything.

  • Legally Mined

  • Mined in the USA

  • Small Business

  • Mine-to-Market

  • Safe Lapidary Conditions

  • Environmentally Friendly Mining

  • Lower Safety Risk for Miners

Merlinite Healing, Mineralogy, and History

Published May 2018  •  Updated June 2022  •  Read Time: 7 minutes
Merlinite is a tradename for a fusion of white Quartz and black Managnese oxide.  Originally, this name was only used for crystals mined in New Mexico, USA.  However, a similar deposit has since been found in Cornwall, Great Britain.  Cornwall is closely associated with the legendary Merlin and was the birthplace of King Arthur.  Merlinite is a wonderful stone for modern day shamans, druids and other forms of Old Magic.  The combination of light and dark, black and white, helps us to explore these same dualities with courage and wisdom.  Merlinite also encourages life-long-learning and the special bond between teachers and mentors and their students. […]

Tumbled Merlinite

What You’ll Receive: 1 Stone - 100% natural Merlinite

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal. If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Polishing Method: Drum polished; small pieces of the matrix rock are knocked off during the tumbling process leaving scratches and tiny cavities. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Color: Black and White or blue

Taking Care of Your Healing Crystals

  • Crystals Sturdy For Pocket

    This stone is sturdy enough to be carried daily.

  • Crystals Keep In Shade

    Keep it in the shade to protect its colour.

  • Crystals Safe In Elixir

    This stone is safe to use in direct-infusion elixirs.


All Orders are shipped Next Business Day

  • Domestic First-Class averages 3-7 days.
  • International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

Environmentally-Friendly Materials

  • Shipping envelopes, paperwork & boxes are recyclable
  • Shipping peanuts & bubble-wrap are biodegradable
  • ‘Plastic’ bags are plant-based & compostable

15 reviews for Merlinite

  1. Kimberly G. (California)

    The crystals you sent me arrived last week and they are simply gorgeous. So vibrant and lovely each one had a resonance and I appreciated how well they were cared for. Truly special. Thank you.

  2. Deanna J (California)

    I received the crystals today and they are great! I am very happy with them as I was very happy with the selection of crystals you chose for me on my previous order. Thanks so much!

  3. Elani T. (Greece) (verified owner)

    I love the crystals you picked for me.

  4. Emily K. (Oklahoma) (verified owner)

    Love! This stone is magic! Holding it you suddenly feel your will power surge, fantastic! Thank you for picking me a great specimen! You rock Julie! (pun intended) :P

  5. Laura D. (New Jersey) (verified owner)

    The crystals arrived a few days ago and have already become good friends :) I’ve had especially powerful results combining the calcite with the merlinite and selenite, and the garnet has been particularly grounding for me as well

  6. Corey Michener (verified owner)

    Love this website. The metaphysical, historical and geological information are all on point! Orders are filled promptly and always come with good energy and some extra goodies as well. Customer service is great and I’m so happy to find a good source of ethical crystals. Everything I’ve received has been top notch with great energy. Mahalo!

  7. Jane H. (Virginia) (verified owner)

    I see what you mean about the stock from the Danish prospector — gorgeous!!

  8. Teri M. (California) (verified owner)

    I got my Merlinite on time! Beautiful stone, reminds me of a Japanese watercolor painting. Great store to shop ❤

  9. Teri M. (California) (verified owner)

    I love this stone. I meditated with it last night. WOW the sensation was amazing! Thank you very much! Im VERRY happy! In a certain view, it looks to me, like a forest of trees w little birds flying over head.

  10. Kevin A. (New York) (verified owner)

    Thank you, A+! Love it!!!

  11. Carrie X. (Washington) (verified owner)

    Every time and Every stone arrives in a very timely fashion and Beautifully and Carefully packaged. I Definitely recommend this seller!
    Thank you very much,

  12. Michelle V. (Georgia) (verified owner)

    amazingly attractive to me!

  13. Salma L. (Texas) (verified owner)

    I love the depth and layers of colors in this piece of Merlinite. I can’t wait to work with it.

  14. Jennifer S. (Colorado) (verified owner)

    The Merlinite is really cool as well! It has such a fascinating pattern and contrast. I loved it the moment I picked it up and held it!

  15. Gabriel M. (California) (verified owner)

    I got them in the mail yesterday and I have to say you didn’t disappoint in the slightest :) each of these pieces are beautiful

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