Color: metallic orange-gold
Chakra(s): navel, solar plexus, heart, and third eye
About the stone: Copper is a metallic element usually found in rounded masses without crystal form. When found in its mostly pure metallic form it is a reddish color. It is responsible for the blue and green coloring of copper sulfides such as chalcopyrite and peacock copper, copper carbonates such malachite and azurite, and other copper-containing minerals like dioptase, chrysocolla and turquoise.
Astrological sign(s): Gemini, Scorpio
Mohs scale: 3
Spiritual uses: Copper's thermal and electrical conductive qualities increases you ability to tap into the cosmos to garner wisdom, knowledge, and surprising information that can be applied to your spiritual practice of meditation, prayer, and contemplation.
Mental uses: Copper provides a clear conduit for messages and inspiration.
Emotional uses: Copper opens your heart despite aggravating or demeaning situations that took place in the past.
Physical uses: Copper has a history of assisting people with arthritis and associated diseases and imbalances.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones. (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo