Color(s): Light yellow to brown, red, nearly colorless, mostly white, blue, black, greenish
Chemical Make-up: C10H16O
Hardness: 2-2 1/2
Where they are found: Poland, Germany and Russia (Baltic Amber) as well as Sicily, Romania, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and along the eastern coast of the United States.
About Stone: Amber is fossilized tree resin. Copal is geologically younger than Baltic Amber. Copal is known for containing excellent insect specimens.
Zodiac Association: Gemini, Leo, Aquarius
Metaphysical Properties: Copal is an organic resins that is not old enough to have fossilized to become Amber. A powerful yet gentle healer and cleanser, Copal draws out and transmutes negative energy of all kinds on all levels. It aids in physical self-healing, emotional healing of depression, and environmental clearing. One of its most unique characteristics is that Copal never needs clearing. It opens and cleanses all of the Chakras.