About Holmquistite

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


Mineralogy and Geology of Holmquistite

Mineral formula: ◻{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2

Grouping: an amphibole, part of the holmsquistite group

Crystal system: orthorhombic

Crystal habit: acicular

Cleavage: perfect {210}

Color: black, dark-violet, light blue

Luster: vitreous

Streak: white with hints of sky-blue

Diaphaneity: transparent, translucent,

Moh’s scale hardness: 5 - 6

Specific gravity: 2.95 – 3.13

Named after: Swedish petrologist Per Johan Holmquist

Type locality: Uto Mines, Uto, Sweden

Geological occurrence: metasomatic replacements near the outer margins of lithium-rich pegmatites


Spiritual, Metaphysical and Healing Properties

This mineral is known for its assistance with stress reduction and its calming effect, similar to other lithium-bearing minerals.

Common Associations

  • Chakra – all
  • Numerology - vibrates to the number 6, or 1 when formed with quartz
  • Planets – variable, depends on the type
  • Zodiac – Capricorn, Scorpio
  • Birthstone – none traditional
  • Wedding Anniversary – none traditional


* 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.