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List of Poisonous or Dangerous Stones

Here is the list of the poisons found in the stones with a brief description of why it is dangerous:


asbestos – inhaling fibers can cause mesothelioma and lung cancers


arsenic – a poison that affects the heart and lungs


aluminum – affects the brain and is linked to Alzheimer's


barium – chemical element that affects nervous system, immune system, eyes and heart; radioactive


copper – overexposure affects liver, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems


lead – heavy metal poison affects heart, bones, gastrointestinal and reproductive systems


magnetic – may interfere with pacemakers


mercury – heavy metal poison that affects the blood, brain, kidneys and lungs; birth defects


strontium – chemical element that can hold radiation


sulphur – a chemical element, overexposure can harm eyes, lungs or other tissues


vanadium – chemical element that is extremely toxic to lungs, corrosive


zinc – a chemical element, overexposure is corrosive and poisonous


Here is the alphabetical list of the crystals, rocks, and gemstones with a brief description of why it is dangerous: These should NEVER be used in elixirs or baths


Actinolite - May contain asbestos.


Adamite - Contains arsenic and some copper


Ajoite - Contains aluminum and copper


Alexandrite - Contains aluminum


Amazonite – Contains copper


Atacamite - Contains copper


Aquamarine - Contains aluminum


Auricalcite - Contains zinc and copper


Azurite - Contains copper


Beryl - Contains aluminum


Bixbite


Goshenite


Heliodor


Morganite


Black Tourmaline - Contains aluminum


Boji-stones (aka Concretin, Moqui Balls, Shaman Stone) - Contains sulphur, pyrite and/or marcasite


Bronchantite - Contains copper


Cavansite - Contains copper


Celestite - Contains strontium


Chalcantite - Contains copper


Chalcopyrite (peacock stone) - Contains copper and sulphur


Chrysocolla - Contains copper


Cinnabar - Contains mercury. Handle with gloves as mercury can cross the skin into the body


Conicalcite - Contains copper


Copper = Poisonous


Covellite - Contains copper and sulphur


Cuprite - Contains copper


Dioptase - Contains copper


Dumortierite - Contains aluminum


Emerald - Contains aluminum


Fluorite - Contains fluorine


Garnet (Spessartine, Almandine, Uvarovite, Rhodolite,Hessonite) - Contains aluminum


Gem Silica - Contains copper


Galena – Contains lead


Garnierite (aka Falcondoite) - Contains nickel


Hematite - Will rust, magnetic may interfere with pacemakers


Iolite - Contains aluminum


Kunzite - Contains aluminum


Labradorite - Contains aluminum


Lapis Lazuli - Contains pyrite


Lepidolite - Contains aluminum


Magnetite - Will rust, magnetic so do not use if pacemaker


Malachite - Contains copper


Markasite - Contains sulphur


Mohawkite - Contains copper and Arsenic


Moldavite - Contains aluminum oxide


Moonstone - Contains aluminum


Morganite - Contains aluminum


Orpiment – Contains arsenic, poisonous


Pietersite - Fibrous form contains asbestos


Prehnite - Contains aluminum


Psiomelan - Contains barium


Pyrite - Contains sulphur


Realgar - Contains sulphur and arsenic


Ruby - Contains aluminum




Sapphire - Contains aluminum


Selenite - Although not toxic, friable; tiny shards may break off in water


Serpentine - Fibrous form contains asbestos


Shungite – Magnetic, can interfere with pacemakers


Smithsonite - May contain copper


Sodalite - Contains aluminum


Spinel - Contains aluminum


Spodumene (aka Kunzite) - Contains aluminum


Staurolite - Contains aluminum


Stibnite - Contains lead and antimony


Stilbite - Contains aluminum


Sugilite - Contains aluminum


Sulfur = Poisonous as an acid


Sunstone - Contains aluminum


Tanzanite–Gem variety of Zoisite. - Contains aluminum


Tiger Eye - Fibrous form contains asbestos


Topaz - Contains aluminum


Torbenite = Radioactive


Tourmaline - Contains aluminum


Tremolite - May contain asbestos


Turquoise - Contains copper and aluminum


Vanadinite - Contains vanadium


Variscite - Contains aluminum


Vesuvianite - Contains aluminum


Wavellite - Contains aluminum


Wulfenite - Contains lead and molybdenum


Zircon - Contains zirconium, radioactive


Zoisite - Contains aluminum

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Wow I did not realize some of these stones were poisonous. Thank you for the list.

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Laurie 'Silver-Bear'
Laurie 'Silver-Bear'
Sep 19, 2022
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You are welcome!

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Great job! I don't think you've missed any. That would be my list as well. 😉

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