How to Tell the Difference | Merlinite, Mystic Merlinite & Blizzard Stone

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I decided it was high time to write this blog post to help eliminate some confusion around three minerals that are often confused with each other:

  • Merlinite
  • Mystic Merlinite
  • Blizzard Stone

These 3 stones are ones that my students sometimes aren’t quite sure how to tell apart and the naming itself can be quite confusing.

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Merlinite

The name merlinite is what’s known as a marketing term & not a technical geological one, however I feel it’s a useful name that helps us to distinguish it.

Dendritic Agate aka Merlinite Dendritic Agate aka Merlinite

This stone is actually a dendritic agate that is mostly white with black dendrite “branches”; a combination of  a quartz (the white in this stone) over psilomelane (manganese oxide)…the black in this stone. The psilomelane has a tree branch-like pattern to it & that’s where it gets the “dendritic” part of its name.

Metaphysical Properties:

Merlinite is all about magic and boosting your intuition. You can also use it for past life recall.

Additionally, this stone is great for connecting with the elementals, making […]