10 raw pieces (about an inch each) of Sunstone from Oregon USA and a silk pouch for safe keeping. It is also known as heliolite, a transparent feldspar with colors ranging from clear, yellow, soft pink, through the rays of red. The color depends on the amount of copper in each stone. These Sunstones formed in lava over thirteen million years ago. It is thought a volcano erupted, pouring out massive amounts of lava. The lava flow was subsequently covered by a vast lake and remained underwater for thousands of years. As the lake gradually dried up, Sunstones began to come to light. Put alittle Sunstone in your pocket to keep the inspirational energy of the sun with you. Sunstones bring creative light to depression and increase self-esteem and self-worth. Stone of good luck and protection, turning negative energies into positive energies. Over 1000 years ago....Vikings used Sunstone or as they called it Icelandic Spar as the first compass. They knew how to use blocks of light-fracturing crystal to locate the Sun through dense clouds. These 10 pieces of Oregon Sunstone are perfect for using in your craft or jewelry making.