About Linarite

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

Mineralogy and Geology of Linarite

Mineral formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2

Mineral group: member of the Linarite-Chenite group

Crystal system: monoclinic

Crystal habit: Crystals thin to thick tabular {101} and {001}, also elongated parallel to [010]; usually found as small to microscopic clusters or crusts.

Cleavage: Perfect on {100}; on {001}, imperfect.

Fracture: conchoidal

Color: deep azure blue

Luster: sub-adamantine, vitreous

Diaphaneity: translucent to transparent

Moh’s scale hardness: 2 ½

Streak: pale blue

Specific gravity: 5.35

Named after: the type locality, Linares, Linares-La Carolina District, Jaén, Andalusia, Spain in 1839 by Ernst Friedrich Glocker. 

Type locality: Linares, Jaen, Andalusia, Spain

Geological occurrence: An uncommon secondary mineral found in the oxidation zone of lead mineral deposits.

Spiritual, Metaphysical and Healing Properties

Linarite is thought to enhance psychic abilities, and facilitates contemplation, enjoyment and telepathy. Linarite stimulates the third eye chakra, facilitating astral travel. It also promotes heart-based communication when angry. It brings joy, helping to say “yes” to that which brings joy and “no” to that which doesn’t.

Common Associations

  • Chakra – throat and third eye
  • Numerology - vibrates to the number 7
  • Zodiac – Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio
  • Birthstone – no traditional associations
  • Wedding Anniversary – no traditional associations


* 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.