Agate, Turritella

Turritella Agate Geology & Crystal Healing Properties

Turritella Agate is a composite crystal of snail shells, chalcedony and quartz. Amazing for root chakra work, this stone helps one to break out of their shell and surrender control to reveal the true self. It is a brown and black crystal with white rings polka-dotting the body of the stone. Turritella Agate is an intuition strengthener.

Turritella Agate Crystal Healing Properties

  • Associated with the root chakra, zodiac sign of Cancer & Taurus & vibrates to the number 8.  
  • Helps strong egos to let go of control, but is a stone of power and strength for the true self.  
  • Embodies healthy choices, morality & aids in being humble.
  • Helps introverts come out of their shell, rid oneself of insecurity & helps one let go of past beliefs that no longer serve.  
  • Regain composure, ground, think before acting, stay strong & trust yourself & your intuition. 

  • Physically helps reduce swelling & fluid retention.  Helps aid fatigue. 
Bowl of Turritella Agate. Black and Brown stones with White ringlet spots
Tumbled Turritella Agate

Turritella Agate Geology

Found in Wyoming

Incorrectly named for the sea snail, this agate, found in the Green River Formation in Wyoming is in fact, a land snail.  Named for the genus Turritella, it should be called Elimia Tenera. However, the name has stuck.  This stone is a brown to black chalcedony, cryptocrystalline quartz, SIOշ.  In other words, made out of the same material as quartz crystal clusters and points, but with a chemical makeup too small to see with the naked eye.  And this agate has the unique and special makeup of being grown around a graveyard of snail shells.  These shells appear white and are very small, 10mm to 50mm normally.  In the last 50 years this stone has been favored for jewelry and specimen use. 

Michelle Ferris

Michelle Ferris is the owner, curator, and buyer for Crystal Lounge by Crystallography Gems. Born & raised in Seattle by first-generation parents, she has worked to create authentic, connective, and inclusive events for the better portion of her professional life. Since 2013, Michelle worked to create community-activated Rock, Gem, Art, & Music shows, at which Crystallography Gems was a cornerstone. At the start of the pandemic, moved her operation online, and opened a shop in Georgetown, expanding into a larger showroom in 2022. In November 2023, she moved her shop to downtown Seattle, rebranding it as Crystal Lounge by Crystallography Gems. Her shop offers crystals, minerals, gems, rocks, jewelry, and metaphysical tools, and focuses on getting her customers the tools they need, and the education needed for them to make informed, confident decisions about their purchases.