Detailing the spiritual and healing qualities of 390 members of the mineral kingdom, The Pocket Book of Stones is condensed reference guide to crystals and gems based on the bestselling The Book of Stones: Who They Are and What They Teach. This portable A-to-Z guide features beautifully lit, full-color photos of each stone to aid in identification and to showcase the beauty of the crystals and gemstones. This updated edition describes 47 new stones not covered in the original Pocket Book of Stones and contains a comprehensive index of the spiritual, emotional, and healing qualities of the stones. Every entry contains a vivid color photo, quick-look list of keywords, elemental and chakra correspondences, plus the beneficial physical, emotional, and spiritual qualities of each mineral, crystal, or gemstone. Author Robert Simmons provides a description of each stone, including scientific data and the story of each stones spiritual and healing qualities, as well as recommendations for other stones that combine harmoniously with it. The scientific information offered provides a familiar frame of reference for those not yet familiar with crystal energies and also broadens the knowledge of those who come to stones primarily for spiritual purposes. A 4.5″ x 5.25″ paperback book with 416 pages.