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Does anyone know if Black Onyx is super heavy in weight or heavy stone

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Does anyone know how much Onyx is worth?

Black or not?[edit]

onyx is also an oldschool rap/hip hop group —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:11, 18 January 2008 (UTC) Onyx (disambiguation) says Onyx is a "black mineral", but that is not discussed on this page. In fact, on this page it says it can be "almost every color (not including ... black)."

  • The disambig page now says onyx is "banded" so I assume someone corrected it. However the article says:

    "Onyx is a cryptocrystalline form of quartz. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color (not including . . . black). . . . Sardonyx is a variant in which the colored bands are sard (shades of red) rather than black."

    If Sardonyx is a variant of onyx with red bands "rather than black" then that implies onyx has black bands, contradicting the previous sentence. 02:57, 22 July 2007 (UTC)
  • I have an onyx, wich is black, but this may be an impurity in the stone. (talk) 13:53, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Does anyone know? This stone, and many others have been mentioned many times over in the Bible. I wonder if there is any significance of relating these stones to the twelve tribes of Jacob and what that significance is or what application can be drwan from that. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:13, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

id like to ask something about black onyx. from my childhood to this day, i see many big time people have a black onyx in their rings like alpachino, dillinger, johnny dep etc. what do represent black onyx? do onyx have a history about supernatural? i heard from the Chinese people where itself repels bad luck and etc. is it true? i'd love to hear from you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:17, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

you didnt mention that pakistan is the biggest exporter of onix, and that green onix was only found in argentina. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:09, 22 December 2010 (UTC)


Although some chalcedony contains some moganite, onyx and other chalcedonies are still chiefly cryptocrystalline quartz. That some moganite is present doesn't change that, and references still (and properly) tag onyx and other chalcedony materials as cryptocrystalline quartz. See Deer, William Alexander; Howie, R. A.; Wise W. S. 2004. Rock-Forming Minerals: Framework Silicates: Silica Minerals, Felspathoids, v. 4B, 2 ed. Bath, United Kingdom: The Geological Society Publishing House, pp. 62–64. ISBN 1-86239-144-0 for an explanation of the differences between macrocrystalline quartz, and cryptocrystalline and microcrystalline (fibrous) quartz. • Astynax talk 22:15, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

August Birthstone[edit]

Sardonyx is the 11th stone on aaron's breastplate, which stands for the 11th tribe, or the tribe of Joseph. (Genesis 49; Exodus 28&39) It is also the August Birthstone, which under the current sidereal astrology System, is ruled by Leo and the Sun. Leo also governs the heart. This is important because in the "Opening of the mouth Ceremony"(Which is not at all literal but rather spiritual), whenever the pharaoh opens his mouth, he reveals his heart.

the "Sardonyx Seal" is important because it is an anagram for "Cylinder Seal". It also says "Zion", "Coin", "Sword and Shield", and "Leonardo", "Nicholas", "Necklace", "Exodus", "Enoch", and "Heart of the cards", "Ark", "Noah" "Ankh", "Alexander", "Crown", "Six", "Kiss", "Sacred", "Achilles", "Chakra", "Ka", "Chi", "Qi", "Orion", "Aries" "Castle", "Corona", "Aura", "Jordan", "Dragon", "Yeshua", "Wonderland", "Alice", "Crows", "Eli", "Israel", "Learn", "Lion", "Kalki", "Conch", "Shell", "Zen", "Rose", "Zero", "One", "Rain", "Deer", "Creation", "Narnia", "Aslan", "Oz", "Circle", "Snake", "Scale", "Disk", "Code", "Riddle", "Lord", "Sons" and plenty more words.

In Modern English Alchemy, this stone seal is more important than the emerald tablets. This may not be true in other languages however as it may not translate. Blazeitup52 (talk) 04:48, 10 June 2011 (UTC)