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Danburite is a calcium boron silicate typically occurring in contact metamorphic rocks. It is named for Danbury, Connecticut (US) where it was first discovered in 1839.
In addition to its type locality in Connecticut, danburite is an important mineral in the Charcas mining area in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. This mining area is part of a 2200-km long belt that runs from the southern part of Mexico north into the United States, like the Mina Ojuela in Durango featured last week. Pre-existing Mesozoic-age sedimentary rocks were buried, deformed, and later intruded by magma (associated with surface volcanism) as part of the plate tectonic cycles affecting the region. The hydrothermal fluids circulating through the fractured rocks helped to localize both the economically valuable metal deposits (silver, zinc, lead, copper) and to produce beautiful mineral specimens.
Santa María de las Charcas (“Charcas”) was founded in 1572 by Spanish conquistadors. The mineral deposits there have been worked since 1583 for lead, zinc, copper and silver. The Charcas mine is now Mexico’s largest producer of zinc; lead and copper are also produced.
In the photo above: Danburite with calcite, pyrite and quartz from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico (quarter for scale), dimensions 11 x 5.5 x 9.5 cm (4.3 x 2.1 x 3.7 in),$68 in the online shop.
In the photo below: Danburite with quartz and sphalerite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico (quarter for scale), dimensions 11 x 5.5 x 7.5 cm (4.3 x 2.1 x2.9 in), $40 in the online shop.
Working with Danburite
Danburite became a popular new age healing mineral a decade or so ago, as abundant deposits of the pale pink, gemmy varieties were discovered, many from Charcas mines.
Danburite can be used to adjust and support the energy of the environment (anywhere that calming and soothing energy is desired). It's a great stone for energy healers who work with reiki and other modalities. It can also be worked with for personal healing, transformation and insights.
Danburite is associated with the astrological sign of Leo, and vibrates to the number 4 (if you’re into numerology), and has been ascribed to the element Wind. It supports the heart, third eye and crown chakras. The calming and soothing energy of danburite supports releasing anxiety and increasing feelings of joy and connection to universal, divine love. In this sense, it can support us individually in letting our inner light shine! It has also been used for angelic communication, channeling, interdimensional travel.
... The deposit of Shungite in Karelia was formed about 2 billion years ago and extends over 9,000 sq km ( 3,475 sq miles). The deposit has been estimated to contain more than 250 gigatonnes of carbon reserves. The deposit is found within a sequence of Palaeoproterozoic metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks - the main accumulations are concentrated in 9 layers, ranging in thickness from 5 meters (16 ft) to 120 meters (400 ft) . The sequence is dated by a gabbro intrusion, which gives a date of 1980±27 Ma, and the underlying dolomites, which give an age of 2090±70 Ma 9 and demonstrates a significant difference between shungite & petroleum/coal (200-250 Ma). ...
Super Seven is also known as Sacred Seven. It is a combination of seven minerals: Amethyst, Cacoxenite, Goethite, Lepidocrocite, Clear Quartz, Rutile, and Smoky Quartz. In addition to the properties... Read More
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