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This Months Birthstone

October Birthstone Opal

Dinosaur Bone

Properties, Meanings, Powers & Uses

"Stone of Ancient Knowledge"

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ˈdīnəˌso(ə)r ˈbōn

The word Dinosaur is derived from the Greek “dino” meaning “great and fearful”, this mineral/gemstone carries powers that are characteristic of its name.  We all know about the dinosaurs, and when one hears “Dinosaur Bone” the mind conjures images of large t-rex femurs, or a huge rib bone found in some remote area that will go straight to a museum.  This is not the case with what is considered in the gems world as Dino Bone, Gem Bone or Gembone.  It is one of those organic “stones” that are full of energy, wisdom and magic, like amber or opals or petrified wood.

It is formed from the petrified remains of dinosaur bones that have been naturally permeated with minerals over thousands of years. The color of each stone is characteristic of whichever minerals became ingrained the remnants; those found in water will differ greatly from those found away from water.  Calcite, Agate or other minerals may have assisted the Gem Bone in creating it’s more beautiful coloring.

What is considered an Organic Gem?

While many minerals are considered gemstones, there are also a number of materials that have been infused, infilled or partially replaced by organic materials; as well as natural organisms that have been mineralized then used and considered valuable ‘gems’ throughout all our time.

Organic materials considered gemstones include but are not limited to: Amber, Bone, Coral, Ivory, Pearls, Mother of Pearl, Abaone as well as meteorites such as Moldavite

Organic materials that have been mineralized to gemstones include: Dino Bone (Gem Bone, Gembone) Petrified Wood, Fossils such as Ammolilte and Ammonite; during the mineral infilling the organic structure is preserved therefore it remains an organic material, and thus an Organic Gem.

Scientific Properties

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Mohs Hardness varies from 3.5 to 7 with a cryptocrystalline crystal structure

This ‘Organic Gem’ actually has a few trains of thought on how it is created.  One is that it is created from petrified or fossilized dinosaur bone that has been infilled over time with other minerals, such as Calcite, Agate or Quartz; which also lends it’s wildly varied color and finish, as some minerals are much more apt to take on a well-polished surface, while others are not.

Another is that the bone is exposed to superheated liquids or gases, or volcanic eruptions, with those highly heated fluids replacing the cells, sometimes creating material infilled more like Obsidian.

Metaphysical Properties

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Whether the Dino Bone (Gem Bone, Gembone) is petrified or fossilized, they have the same core energy properties. Considered a stone of Memory and Ancient Knowledge, it is deeply rooted in antiquity and is therefore an excellent stone to use for past lives work.

Being associated with Mars as well as Saturn, Dinosaur Bone is known to increase energy, and survival instincts as well as communication skills. This particular stone is especially helpful when dealing with anxiety over survival, calming the apprehension, and assisting in gaining of knowledge to strengthen one’s ability to create proper boundaries and to permanently squelch the anxiety.

Healing Properties

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It is widely believed that dis-ease originates from toxic emotions and befouled feelings, often carried with us from past incarnations.  It is said that Dinosaur Bone is quite beneficial on the human body as a whole when one suffers a whole body ailments that creates weakness.  Gem Bone is helpful at accelerating recovering by increasing energy, survival instincts and enhancing the immune system. Often being quite rich in salts it is able to create stronger biological waves to assist in purifying the body.

When agatized it is more powerful with enhancement of personal safety, almost as if it were a sphere of power, as it is associated with Saturn (as well as Mars).  This planet is known to rule the structure of bones as well as the energy that comprises the strength to hold our physical framework together.

Magical Properties

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Energy: Projective
Element: Akasha
Planet: Mars & Saturn
Powers: Survival, Protection, Astral Travel
Candle Color: Brown or Black

Dinosaur Bone has been used as ornamentation with magical properties back through antiquity. Some used it to endow their hunters or soldiers with great power and strength, others were used to create weapons as it was believed that such a weapon would wield an immense capacity for damage to an enemy.

For as far back as man has found the most important rituals that were associated with foresight (or fortune telling) were managed using a large variety of bones, the dinosaur bone being no exception.   Most often Dinosaur Bone was used for reading of past incarnations and to communicate with spirits in other realms, as well as out of body travel to experience the past.

Zodiac Properties

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Associations:  Mars & Saturn

Birthstone: Not a Traditional birthstone for any month

Zodiac Stone of: Cancer & Leo

As Dinosaur Bone is associated with insight, deep intuition and precognition, those signs gifted with such powers, such as Cancer will have those powers enhanced.  As a stone for Leo it will assist in their wayward stubbornness back into more productive emotions such as determination and ambition.

Chakra Properties

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Dinosaur Bone or Gembone connects one deeply to the past, to past lives, and to our ancient history, although not directly related to any specific chakra, the 6th Third Eye Chakra is most likely to benefit from its powerful energy.

Information Sources:
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, 2003
Love Is In The Earth by Melody, 1997
Wheels of Life
by Anodea Judith, PhD, 2000
Crystal Enchantments by D.J. Conway, 1999
Smithsonian Handbooks Gemstones
by Cally Hall, 1994
Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham, 2002
Chakra Healing & Karmic Awareness by Keith Sherwood, 2005
Jewelry & Gems for Self-Discovery by Shakti Carola Navran, 2008
The Illustrated Directory of Crystal Healing by Cassandra Eason, 2003
Gemstone Energy Medicine Healing Body, Mind and Spirit by Michael Katz, 2005
Healing Crystals and Gemstones
by Dr. Flora Peschek-Bohmer, Gisela Schrieber, 2002
Personal Experience and Personal Accounts of Others In the Metaphysical Field of Work

The information here is presented to you to use as you see fit, but is not to take the place of professional medical advice. Crystals, Gemstones and Metal can accent, help, negate, protect, encourage, strengthen, and balance and thereby promote healing. Their effects can be extraordinary, but use in addition to medical advice, and not as a substitute for proper care. If you are ill, we beseech you to seek professional medical attention from a qualified physician.

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