About Analcime

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


Mineralogy and Geology of Analcime

Mineral formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O

Crystal system: triclinic

Crystal habit: Crystals commonly trapezohedra; also occurs as granular, compact, massive, typically showing concentric structure. 

Cleavage: poor/indistinct on {100}

Fracture: irregular/uneven, sub-conchoidal

Color: White, colorless, gray, pink, green, yellow

Luster: vitreous, sub-vitreous to dull

Diaphaneity: transparent, translucent

Moh’s scale hardness: 5 – 5½

Streak: white

Specific gravity: 2.24 – 2.29

Named after:  the Greek ανάλκιμος ("analkimos"), meaning "weak" or "without force", alluding to weak electrostatic charge developed when the mineral is heated or rubbed; named in 1797 by the French mineralogist Rene Just Haüy. First described as a zeolite in lava from the Cyclopean Islands near Sicily, Italy.

Type locality: Cyclopean Islands, near Sicily, Italy.

Geological occurrence: Typically occurs in the groundmass or vesicles of silica-poor intermediate and mafic igneous rocks, typically basalts and phonolites, from late-stage hydrothermal solutions, or disseminated due to deuteric alteration. In lake beds, analcime occurs as an alteration product from pyroclastics or clays, or as a primary precipitate; authigenic in sandstones and siltstones.

Spiritual, Metaphysical and Healing Properties

Analcime helps with mental clarity, individuality, and creativity, through stimulating and clearing the heart chakra. It is also known for supporting all aspects of team work and group activities.

Common Associations

  • Chakra – can apply to many chakras
  • Numerology – vibrates to the number 4.
  • Zodiac – Cancer
  • Birthstone – no association
  • Wedding Anniversary – no association


* Mineralogical information is from mindat.org

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

*** Metaphysical properties come from: 

Love Is in the Earth (1995) 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.