Preseli Bluestone (Stonehenge)
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Mineralogy of Preseli (Stonehenge)
Mineral Family: Dolerite, Igneous Rock
Major Elements/Minerals: Augite, Calcium, Feldspar
Minor Minerals/Rocks: Chalk, Snow Quartz
Color: Green and black, molted white
Location: The only deposit of Preseli Bluestone is Preseli Hills in Western Wales.
Rock Family: Preseli Bluestone is not a single mineral, but rather a rock. As an easy way to understand the difference, think of rocks as being like cookies and minerals as being the ingredients which make up those cookies. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! In the case of Preseli Bluestone, the rock is a rare variety of Dolerate (more commonly called Diabase in North America). The main chemical element is Calcium and the major minerals are Feldspar (green) and Augite (black). Many stones are also flecked with white chalk or Snow Quartz.
Formation: Preseli Bluestone is a metamorphosed Dolerite, created by low grade regional metamorphism. The original Dolerite rock was of igneous origin and formed at medium to shallow depths within the Earth’s crust.
Mining: The original Preseli Bluestone came from Carn Meyne, a rocky outcropping in the Preseli Hills of Western Wells. Today, Carn Meyne is protected from both commercial mining and amateur rockhounds, so it is illegal to remove any stones from Carn Meyne or the immediate surrounding area. Some of the Preseli on the market comes from private sources of stones that were taken from the mountain before any laws were put in place. Recently, a small business near Preseli Hills has secured exclusive rights for quarrying. The stones do not come from Carn Meyne, but rather a nearby location and are geologically identical.
Enhancements: Green Dolerite from other locations have on occasion been sold as “Presli Bluestone”. True Preseli Bluestone comes from Wales and will contain white spots, although depending on the size of the stone, spots may or may not be present! Always buy from a reputable seller. Preseli Bluestone are fully natural, and not enhanced in any way besides cutting, tumbling and polishing.
Synonyms: Stonehenge Stone, Preseli, Preseli Stone, Spotted Dolerite, Spotted Diabase
History of Preseli (Stonehenge)
Preseli Bluestone has a very unique metaphysical history. Thousands of years ago it was one of the stones used to build perhaps the most famous prehistoric structure in the world – Stonehenge. But, then it was largely forgotten, its healing powers remembered only in local folklore and lengend in western Wales. In the twenty-first century, Preseli Bluestone was re-introduced to the global healing crystal community after a team of geologists and historians determined the it was used to build the inner ring of Stonehenge. Overnight, Preseli Bluestone became an immensely popular stone, helped in part by it’s reported metaphysical powers as well as the very limited supply.
This stone goes by many names, Preseli is reference to the Preseli Hills in Western Wales, where this stone is mined. It is also called “Bluestone”, which can be confusing to collectors when they first see polished specimens. In its roughest form, the stone often appears blue-grey, but it takes on a blue-green color when polished or tumbled. While Dolerite (also called Diabase) is a relatively common igneous rock, the particular variety called Preseli Bluestone has been metamorphosed and has white spots on it, a trait unique to a very small region in Pembrockshire, Wales.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric structure located in southern England which was built sometime between 3100-2200 BCE. The archaeological evidence largely suggests that it was built gradually and added on to over the course of that 900 year period, rather than constructed at a single time. The culture that created it had no written language, and so Stonehenge’s purpose and methods of construction will probably always be open to debate. One fact that is undeniable is that Stonehenge was purposefully designed to align with the solstices, although for what purpose we will never know. For centuries, many civilizations worldwide have looked to the solstices and equinoxes as a time of celebration and spiritual reflection, and it is reasonable to suppose this would have been true in prehistoric England as well. Recent archaeological digs have also firmly established that Stonehenge was a burial site, although who exactly was buried there and why remains a subject of debate.
Equally mysterious is the question of HOW it was built, since it is composed of enormous stones that come from a mountain range more than a hundred miles away, and was built before the wheel was introduced to Britain. For centuries the obvious conclusion was “magic.” Many have said it was the Devil that moved them, who stole them from a greedy old woman.
But since the 12th century, the primary individual credited with building Stonehenge is Britain’s most powerful wizard, Merlin. The legend was first mentioned in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae – a history of Britain which is one of the primary sources for the beloved story of King Arthur. In it, the stones were originally from Africa and brought to Ireland by a race of giants who danced around them and infused them with healing power. Merlin brought the stones to England using magic and his connections with the Giants, and erected it on Salisbury Plain as a war memorial for King Aurilius Ambrosia. As the story continued, after Aurilius Amborsia’s death he was buried at Stonehenge, and he was succeed as High King by Uther Pendragon, who in turn was succeeded by his son Arthur.
Among the local people who live near Preseli Hills, a common folk-remedy for healing is to soak a small piece of Presli Bluestone in water and to drink the elixir. This type of practice is well documented throughout formerly Celtic lands. Elixirs made from “holy stones” were said to cure a wide assortment of diseases.
Healing Properties of Preseli Stonehenge
Spiritual: Preseli Bluestone sings of magic and mystery. It is linked to the Old Ways, the ancient religions which have been lost to the mists of times. Preseli Bluestone opens the doorways of space and time, giving us rare insights into the past and future and showing us the way forward in our present. It anchors the body during spiritual work and amplifies the power of rituals. Preseli Bluestone is a particularly good crystal ally for druids, shamans, mystics and other Light workers who are deeply in tune with the natural world. It stimulates psychic and intuitive powers, and can help us to find the right words to describe soul sensations and inner knowings, which are difficult to communicate clearly. Preseli Bluestone also can help us to find our way again, when we are spiritually/emotionally adrift. It can help us to remember the past, but to live firmly in the present and looking forward to the future. Preseli Bluestone is attuned to the Root, Third Eye and Crown Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Aries. It is connected to the element of Storm and vibrates to the number 3.
Emotional: Preseli Bluestone provides a deep earth connection that helps us to feel emotionally grounded and safe. It celebrates true friendships, and helps us to maintain our relationships with those soul friends who make our hearts happy. Preseli Bluestone enhances self-confidence and helps us to trust our own rhythms, resting when necessary and going into action when the time is right. It can also help us to listen more carefully, understanding not only what people say, but what they mean, and also whether they are speaking truthfully. Presli Bluestone demands that we act honorably, and speak the truth without fear. It ignites our courage and invites us to step into our personal power.
Mental: Preseli Bluestone gives us focus and stability, helping us to cut through emotional distractions and see right to the heart of what is real and true. It encourages us to explore our roots, ancestors, and culture. Preseli Bloodstone is a stone for teachers/mentors and students, celebrating that special connection and encouraging wisdom to flow freely. It shines a light on our path, helping us to know what to do next and which direction to go in our life. Preseli Bluestone encourages us to go after our loftiest dreams, but to be smart and clearheaded about it, rather than foolhardy and impulsive. It reminds us always to THINK! To use our heads and not going running off without them!
Physical: Preseli Bluestone has been used by metaphysical healers to treat the ear, nose and throat. It is said to be particularly good when used along with sound healing, or in grids circling the body. Preseli Bluestone is also believed to strengthen the immune system and bring comfort and relief to pains associated with old age.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Ethically Sourced Preseli (Stonehenge)
The Miners sell directly to the Lapidary.
The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is clean and short.
The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries, but there are no middlemen involved.
This Preseli comes from Preseli Bluestones Limited, a small mine in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
The mine causes only minor environmental damage,
and is relatively low risk for miners.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Preseli was polished in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.
Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.
The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I have been doing business with this source since the earliest days in my business. They are a major tumbling company and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source. The owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally. For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners. The majority of these Gem Dealers are women.
Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin. For those that aren’t, I have to ask the owners personally. They tend to get impatient with questions. As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them. However, they remain my preferred source for most of sub-Sahara Africa.
Preseli (Stonehenge) Tumbled Stone
Color: Green, may have white inclusions. This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.
Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger
Weight: 1 oz
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
Safe Handling of Preseli (Stonehenge)
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