This stone has an interesting story: I was walking by the ocean shore, on the beach, and got the psychic tug to look down and pick up a certain rock. It was this one. When I picked it up, I was surprised to see it has a bit of heart shape. Then it quickly communicated to me that it was to be placed in the shop. I can tell you I was surprised as I am not in the habit of picking up rocks at the beach for the shop (and seldom for myself). I have to tell you it has very high energies -feels very electric and healing! It made basalt. It measures approximately 2-3/4" x 1-5/8" x 3/8". Basalt is a dark, fine-grained volcanic rock, typically composed largely of plagioclase with pyroxene and olivine. Bytownite is a combination of a calcium rich plagioclase feldspar. This material comes from the Lake District in England and was formed about 470 million years ago in a violent and cataclysmic time in the Lake District. Huge volcanic eruptions deposited a 7 kilometer thick layer of rock over a 10 million year period, this rock was created then and subsequently buried under 3 kilometers of sedimentary rock. It has emerged now, in our New Earth energies. Metaphysically speaking, basalt is a stone of strength and courage, it allows one the opportunity for stability throughout changes in their life. If you are going through a lot of shifts in your life then basalt would be a helpful stone for you. This includes spiritual shifts and transformations.