About Stilbite

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


Mineralogy and Geology of Stilbite 

Mineral formula: NaCa4(Si27Al9)O72 · 28H2O

Grouping: member of the zeolite group

Crystal system: monoclinic

Crystal habit: Typically thin tabular, sheaflike or in globular clusters

Cleavage: perfect on {010}

Fracture: irregular /uneven

Color: white, colorless, cream, yellow, orange, pink

Luster: vitrous, pearly

Diaphaneity: transparent / translucent

Moh’s scale hardness:  3 ½ - 4

Specific gravity: 2.19

Named after: the Greek στιλβη "stilbein", to glitter or shine, or "stilbe", a mirror, alluding to its pearly or vitreous luster, in 1797 by Jean Claude de la Métherie.

Geological occurrence: A low temperature hydrothermal mineral, commonly occurring in amygdules and cavities in basalt.


Spiritual, Metaphysical and Healing Properties

Stilbite, with its typically warm tones, relates to the solar plexus and the energies of creativity. It helps to integrate the energy of love with creativity, and can enhance intuitive access to this kind of creativity.

Common Associations

  • Chakra – depends on color, often related to the solar plexus and heart
  • Numerology - vibrates to the number 33
  • Zodiac – Aries
  • 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.