Apophyllite & Stilbite - India - L x W x D: 95mm x 120mm x 70mm
Parts of this specimen have a pale green hue.
Apophyllite crystallizes as pseudo-cubic crystals, granular masses, natural pyramidal structures, and as druse upon other minerals. It can occur in green, white, grayish, yellowish, rose-red tint, and clear/colorless forms. Apophyllite was first reported in 1806 and was named for the Greek words meaning “get” and “leaf,” due to its tendency to exfoliate when heated under a blowpipe.
Chemical composition: KFCₐ(SiO₅)₄ 8H₂O; Hardness 4.5 – 5
Stilbite is a subgroup of the Zeolite Group (a large number of aluminosilicates). Stilbite-Ca occurs commonly in fracture and cavities of basaltic rock. The crystal structure of Stilbite consists of two sets of connected channels. Color is usually white but can vary.
Chemical composition in this series can range; Hardness: 3.5-4
Apophyllite helps bring the physical and spiritual in sync, helping one to realize that the state of “perfection” is the natural state of being. This mineral has been used to facilitate astral travel and help one maintain consciousness during the experience so information is remembered. Apophyllite is also useful for scrying.
Green Apophyllite is a joyful mineral that has been used to activate the heart chakra and helps in making heart-based decisions.
Stilbite stabilizes tumultuous energies, promotes creativity and gives support in removal of toxins from the body. It can be used during wildcrafting for guidance towards an abundant harvest.
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