About Albite

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  • Mineralogy and geology*
  • Common Associations
  • Metaphysical, Spiritual and Healing** Properties***

Mineralogy and Geology

Mineral formula: Na(AlSi3O8)

Mineral group: member of the plagioclase group of the feldspar group; it is the pure Na (sodium) endmember of the albite-anorthite series.

Crystal system: triclinic

Crystal habit: tabular thin plates to blocky crystals, sometimes curved

Cleavage: Perfect on [001], good on [010], imperfect on {110}

Fracture: irregular, uneven or conchoidal

Color: white to grey, shades of blue or green, or colorless

Luster: vitreous; may be chatoyant

Diaphaneity: transparent to translucent

Moh’s scale hardness: 6 – 6 ½

Streak: white

Specific gravity: 2.6 – 2.65

Named after: Latin “albus” (white) in 1815 by Johan Gottlieb Gahn and Jöns Jacob Berzelius

Type localities (2):  Catharina Neufang Mine, St Andreasberg, Braunlage, Goslar District, Lower Saxony, Germany; Finnbo (Finbo), Falun, Dalarna County, Sweden

Geological occurrence A major constituent of granites and granite pegmatites, alkalic diorites, basalts, and in hydrothermal and alpine veins. A product of potassium metasomatism and in low-temperature and low-pressure metamorphic facies and in some schists. Detrital and authigenic in sedimentary rocks.


Spiritual, Metaphysical and Healing Properties

Albite aids in clarity of thought and enhances tactful cooperation with others. Albite supports an easy and effortless flow to all relationships, situations and interactions. It works to relieve any fears of the unknown by providing the energy of courage and confidence. It supports personal freedom and self-empowerment in times of change. Albite is a stone of action and resolution, encouraging and insightful. It aids in the connection to the psychic self, awakening the energy of the Third Eye and Crown Chakras. 

 Common Associations

  • Chakra – third eye and crown
  • Numerology - vibrates to the number 22
  • Planets – no traditional; Uranus (for Aquarius association)
  • Zodiac – Aquarius
  • Birthstone – no traditional ones; related to moonstone / June
  • Wedding Anniversary – none


* Always consult with your medical professional for any physical or long-term healing issues.

** Mineralogical information is from mindat.org

*** Metaphysical properties come from 

Love Is in the Earth (1995) by Melody, Earth-Love Publishing House, 726 pp.

The Crystal Bible, A Definitive Guide to Crystals (2003) Judy Hall, Walking Stick Press, 399 pp.

Crystal Muse (2017) Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, Hay House, 285 pp.

Crystal Gridwork (2018) Kiera Fogg, Weiser Books, 128 pp.