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Rosasite, Gypsum, Goethite, Malachite & Calcite

$115.00 USD
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Rosasite, Gypsum, Goethite, Malachite & Calcite - Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico

WxHxD: 12x6.5x9cm= 4.7x2.5x3.5in

Rosasite is a zinc-copper carbonate hydroxide, occurring in the secondary oxidation zone of copper-zinc deposits.  The color is blue-green, and the habit is fibrous.  It is named after its type locality, the Rosas mind in Sardinia, Italy.

(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2;  Hardness 4½;  Monoclinic

Gypsum commonly forms in several environments, ranging from sedimentary evaporite deposits to hydrothermal vein deposits.  It can occur in massive granular form (alabaster), translucent white crystals (selenite is one variety), and as desert “roses.” It has extensive practical uses, such as fertilizer (for sulfur) and as building material (plaster of Paris, dry wall).  Giant crystals of gypsum occur in Mexico’s Cave of Crystals and Cave of Swords.

CaSO4 · 2H2O;  Hardness 2;  Monoclinic 

Goethite is the yellow- or reddish-brown alpha polymorph of iron(III) oxide-hydroxide, typically occurring in low-temperature environments.  Goethite has been well known since ancient times for its use as the pigment brown ochre. The mineral was named after the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

α-Fe3+O(OH);  Hardness 5 - 5½;  Orthorhombic

Malachite is a common copper mineral with a wide occurrence and brilliant green color. It is often banded in appearance and is usually found as crusts or crystal clusters. Can be found as a pseudomorph after azurite crystals.

Cu2(CO3)(OH)2;  Hardness: 3.5-4;  monoclinic

 

Calcite forms in many different geologic environments.  Usually colorless or white it can occur in many tints due to the inclusion of minor constituents during formation.  It has possibly more habits of occurrence than any other mineral. 

CaCO3  Hardness 3;  trigonal


Rosasite supports calming emotions, in particular one’s faith in the pefect nature of the universe.  Relating to the 5th and 6th chakras, it assists in recognizing one’s personal mantra and other information from one’s higher guidance.

Gypsum supports personal growth and transformation.  It has been used in the center position of medicine wheels to synthesize the six directions and promote heart-centered thinking and action.

Goethite supports finding joy in the journey of life, combining pragmatism with imagination, and energizing the pursuit of discovery.  It supports connection with Earth so can help with dowsing and the use of divining rods.

Malachite is a stone for transformation. It pulls and absorbs painful energy into itself so you can learn to let go and move forward. It stimulates higher reasoning and helps one start new endeavors. It can help ease the condition of vertigo and provide comfort and strength during labor.

Calcite is used for energy cleansing and amplification and is excellent for support in learning new things and progressing in a healing practice. The Iceland Spar variety is exceptionally well suited for awareness in communication, increasing clarity and reminding us that words can have two meanings.

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