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Septarian Nodule
By WalksWith

Septarians were formed during the Cretaceous period, 50 to 70 million years ago. Decomposing sea life killed by volcanic eruptions, had a chemical attraction for the sediment around them, forming mud balls. As the ocean receded, the balls were left to dry and crack. Because of their bentonite content they also shrank at the same time trapping the cracks inside.

As decomposed calcite from the shells was carried down into the cracks in the mud balls, calcite crystals formed. A thin wall of calcite was transformed into aragonite separating the bentonite heavy clay exteriors from the calcite centers. Because of this, the nodules are called septarians. The name Septarian is derived from the Latin name, Septem, meaning seven. This relates to the fact that the mud balls cracked with 7 points in every direction, thereby creating the beautiful design.

Septarians are composed of Calcite (The Yellow Centers), Aragonite (The Brown Lines) and the Outer Grey Rock is Limestone. Occasionally the fossil or some of the fossils which started the formation of the rock is noticeable in the rock.

Septarian Nodule: (Combination of Aragonite, Calcite and naturally occurring concretions or concrete). This combination is energizing and enhances the ability to perceive higher truth and love. The Aragonite keeps one emotionally and intellectually centered in the truth. The Calcite allows one to connect with higher planes of wisdom. The concretions hold energy that can be drawn on as needed.

Michaels Gemstone Dictionary
It helps with the gift of public speaking as well as keeping the audience interested, enthusiastic and less restless. Used for healing in drumming circles. Helps bring patience, endurance and tolerance. Helps dispel curiosity in others, pertaining to finances, relationships and activities. Helps one to "always be prepared" in survival situations.

Septarian Nodule sound very interesting! Thank you for the information on them, Walks With. It's great to see you...((((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))))))

It is a very interesting combination SM. I've seen some beautiful carvings from Septarians. Great to read you too!

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