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Australian Carnelian Pieces


We usually provide customers with Scottish carnelian agate, but this time we managed to get our hands on some Australian carnelian. These pieces are a vibrant orange with a glassy polish, having been tumbled in the lapidary club when Fox lived in Australia. These were picked from an old dried up creek bed, which would have been a burn, if it was Scottish.


Carnelian is the orange coloured agate that we find. It is technically an agate and some of these pieces have banding on them. For the most part, they are slightly translucent, beautifully orange, and they glow when you hold them up to the light.


We only have a handful of carnelian agates from Australia. Once they are gone, that’s it. These are so beautiful that we kept one for ourselves!

Keep an eye on the page for Scottish Carnelian when we have it.


About Carnelian


Carnelian is found from yellow to orange and brown. These pieces are a deep orangey red, almost burnt umber. Carnelian is a type of chalcedony, also known as agate when it is banded. Chalcedony, agate, and carnelian, all belong to the quartz family. This gives them a Mohs hardness of 7, which in turn means you can’t scratch them with a steel knife or nail. The distinctive colour of carnelian is caused by iron oxides in the soil. We say orange quartz is iron stained quartz, so effectively carnelian is iron stained chalcedony.


What is Carnelian Used For?


Carnelian is known as gemcutters jewel for its distinctive colour. It’s cherished, polished, and worn. You may also use the carnelian stone in crystal healing. Carnelian is used in harmony with the sacral chakra, where it encourages fiery passion, boosts vitality, and can even attract productivity into your life.

1 pc Rockhounded Australian Carnelian

SKU: 3.9
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