March 14th 2022
Fossil coral is a natural gemstone formed when agate gradually replaces prehistoric coral. In the replacement process that can take a million years, corals' skeletons are fossilized and preserved through hardened deposits left by silica-rich waters.
Fossil coral is agatized coral and is more compact than precious or endangered coral. Agatized fossil coral has a waxy luster and interesting skeletal-like coral patterns, often appearing in flower shapes. It can have a wide range of natural colors:
The color may change within the stone, depending on weathering, oxidation, and the original mineral content. Fossil coral has the properties of coral and agate reflected in the same scratch resistance of 6.5 to 7.0 on Mohs Hardness Scale.
Because in the fossil coral, the cryptocrystalline quartz replaces the coral, gemstones are formed. These are small groups of rocks shaped through a biological process. They belong to the unique class of organic gems.
Other organic gemstones are fossilized amber, fossilized ammolite, ivory, pearl, and jet. Since silicon dioxide replaced the calcium carbonate composition of fossil coral, it is considered quartz. The density of these fossil corals varies depending on the concentration of the silica mineral.
There are only a few types of organic gemstones that are e closely related to agatized fossil coral:
The coral fossil is a combination of coral and agate, and it carries combined metaphysical beliefs. Agate is associated with the zodiacal signs Scorpio and Gemini, so one can use fossilized coral to access the energies of these two zodiacal signs. Agate is ruled by the moon, transforming fossilized coral into a grounding stone.
On the physical plane, fossilized coral has healing properties similar to those of the agate's. As a fossilized mineral, coral fossil carries energies of nature capable of enhancing longevity. Agate can be helpful in:
Ancient civilizations consider that fossilized corals carry protective energy.
Fossilized coral crystals should be part of our lives, as they may have all the beneficial influence we need. They can be worn, used as decorative pieces, or placed explicitly in various locations throughout your home to facilitate healing on multiple levels.
Like all fossils, ancient corals bring much-needed grounding and equilibrium into our world, balancing the energies of our lives. Accepting their helpful influences opens up our inner universe and facilitates bringing calmness to our homes.
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