Rosasite, Gypsum & Malachite - Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
WxHxD: 13x3x8cm= 5.1x1.1x3.14in
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
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
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.
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.
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