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Overview:Merlinite is a stone of duality. It is of black and white and light and dark in color. This is a stone that attracts powerful magic and good luck into your life and it may also take you to places where you make contact with the deeper, darker parts of yourself.A rare stone that has a tremendous amount of confusion about itís name, it is nothing less of a stone that is named after Merlin. Also called Psilomelane, Dendritic Opal, or Dendritic Agate, this is a stone of many qualities.

Merlinite stones are dualistic in nature and may take you on a journey to the deeper and darker aspects of yourself. As they help you to have a more approachable outlook, this may aid you to handle the experience and learn to use the lower energies to balance yourself as you integrate them into total being.

The color ranges from deep grey to black and has a changeable luster. The dual coloring blends the spiritual and earthly vibrations together, giving access to the spiritual and shamanic realms. The name Merlinite was given by metaphysical users because of itís energies and healing properties.

Physical Properties:


Merlinite Birthstone

Crystal System
SiO2, Silicon dioxide with impurities
New Mexico
Past life, soma, higher heart
Sun, Moon

Sign of Merlinite Gemini

Usage:Past-life healing, harmony, balancing yin-yang and masculine and feminine energies, conscious and subconscious, intellect and intuition, respiratory†system, circulatory system, intestines, heart.

Legend:A combination of Quartz and Psilomelane, Merlinite is attuned to the four elements of earth, air, fire and water and holds the wisdom of shamans, alchemists, magician-priests and workers of magic. Offering glimpses of the future, this stone supports during shamanic practices or magical ritual, bringing about a successful conclusion. Its dual colouring balances complementarities and blends spiritual and earthly vibrations, accessing multidimensions. A powerful energy cleanser, Merlinite reprogrammes ingrained patterns of behaviour in the mental and emotional etheric blueprints. Reaching into the past, it facilitates reading the Akashic Record, and is excellent for past-life healing. Merlinite can bring magic and luck into your life. Psilomelane is an energy-saving stone that slows down processes and assists in coming to terms with negative experiences.Merlinite is a truly magical stone which is said to hold the secrets of shamans, magicians and other magic workers to attract magical occurrences into your life.

Occurrence: This particular Merlinite occurs in Cornwall in the United Kingdom, but is also found in New Mexico.This stone currently comes from only one mine in New Mexico.