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Albite & Orthoclase

$120.00 USD
WH192190

Albite & Orthoclase - Organ Mountains, Dona Ana County, New Mexico

Width x Height x Depth: 40x100x38mm= 1.57x3.94x1.50in

- collected circa 1992, this area is now closed to collecting

 

Albite is a Feldspar of the Albite-Anorthite Series, usually white to grey in color though sometimes found in hues of red, green and blue.

Chemical composition: Na(AlSi3O8); Hardness: 6-6.5

 

Orthoclase is a member of the Feldspar group, specifically the alkali feldspar series, which includes Albite. Orthoclase presents in earthy tones and is an essential component of granite. It is an abundant mineral on Earth and has been identified on the Moon and Mars.

Chemical composition: K(AlSi3O8); Hardness: 6

 

Albite has a flowing energy that brings an ease to endeavors that seem daunting, scary, or lacking momentum. The vibration of this stone helps one face such situations with gentle prudence. Albite’s stabilizing influence on the nervous system can help those suffering from mental disorders and PTSD.

Orthoclase has an aligning influence both physically and energetically. It has a strengthening vibration that builds emotional fortitude and calms erratic thinking.

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