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- Mineralogy and geology*
- Metaphysical, Spiritual and Healing** Properties***
- Common Associations
Mineralogy and Geology of Rosasite
Mineral formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Grouping: member of the Rosasite Group
Crystal system: monoclinic
Crystal habit: Occurs as mammilary, botryoidal crusts with a fibrous to spherulitic structure
Color: blue, blue-green to green, sky-blue
Luster: vitreous, silky
Cleavage: distinct/good in two directions at right angles
Moh’s scale hardness: 4 ½
Specific gravity: 4 – 4.2
Named after: its discovery locality, the Rosas Mine, in Sulcis, Sardinia, Italy, in 1908 by Domenico Lovisato.
Type locality: the Rosas Mine Complex, Narcao, South Sardinia Province, Sardinia, Italy.
Geological occurrence: a secondary mineral associated with copper and zinc deposits.
Spiritual, Metaphysical and Healing Properties
Rosasite is held to calm the emotions and to facilitate the use of mantras, including recall of one’s “special” mantra in meditation. It helps to access memory of all types of information, and recognizing, accepting, and acting on information that may come from sources beyond conscious recognition that are beneficial.
- Chakra – throat and third eye
- Numerology –vibrates to the number 7.
- Zodiac – Virgo
- Birthstone – no traditional association
- Wedding Anniversary – no traditional 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.