Mount Shasta is a voluminous strarovolcano, the second-highest peak in the cascades and the fifth-highest in the state of California with a peak summit sitting at 14,180 feet above sea level. Mount Shasta is steeped in deep Mystery and Legend leaving behind a trail of magical stories and experiences. The whole surrounding area has a ‘Special’ Energy which attracts people from all around the world, and anything that lives and flourishes in the immediate area is indeed imbued with this magnificent energy. Mount Shasta is said to be one of the 7 major Chakras for the entire planet, while some believe it is the root and others the crown, everyone seems to feel a deep connection to the heart. The power of Mount Shasta has been felt by Native American tribes for thousands of years. The mountain straddles the past territories of the Shasta, Wintu, Achumawi, Atsugewi and Modoc tribes. These Natives have always respected the mountain and its power, in stories passed down for generations, the spirit of Cheif Skell was believed to have ascended from the spirit world onto the summit of the mountain. There are not a lot of precious minerals that actually come from Mt. Shasta, as past eruptions have covered majority of the surrounding areas with a thick layer of volcanic rock. Although there are a few, including the classic Mt. Shasta Opal, serpentine, brown calcite and a mineral we like to call the 'Vortex Stone' which is made up of mostly grosscular garnet, but can contain many other minerals and metals. Mount Shasta is known for producing a very unique Blue Opal, along with Dendritic, Clear, Black, Brown, Orange, Red and Green color inclusions. Mount Shasta is also home to an extensive winter sports community, with a beautiful skii park, countless foothills and more than one store in town that is targeted towards winter sports, Mt. Shasta is a destination for anyone who enjoys the snow. Aside from the vast outdoor activities, the small town surrounding the mountain: Mt. Shasta city is a quiet, quaint town full of friendly people, good food and a downtown strip full of small businesses. All in all, Mt Shasta has something to offer to anyone who visits, but its up to you to make the trip and find that special something.