Black AEGIRINE crystals that have grown in salmon-pink SERANDITE. From the famous locality of Mont Saint-Hilaire in Quebec, Canada.
AEGIRINE is a sodium iron silicate mineral with hardness of 6 and in the Monoclinic crystal system.
SERANDITEis a sodium, manganese silicate mineral. Serandite is a member of the Wollastonite group and is the manganese analogue of Pectolite (e.g., Larimar). Serandite belongs to the Triclinic crystal system. Hardness is 5 – 5.5 on the Mohs scale.
Location: Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada
Mont Saint-Hilaire is one of the most famous mineral localities in the world. Some 430 valid minerals are known from this location. At Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Serandite occurs in sodalite xenoliths and pegmatites cutting syenites.
Needles of QUARTZ on cluster of prismatic EPIDOTE crystals. The Epidote crystals are dark green in color with a vitreous luster. The largest Epidote crystal is 1.6 inches in length. Epidote is a calcium aluminum iron sorosilicate mineral. It is considered a semi-precious stone.
Location: Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Ketchikan Mining District, Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Alaska, USA
World class epidotes have been found at Prince of Wales Island in Alaska. Here, Epidote occurs as large, dark green, tabular crystals in metamorphosed limestone.
Metaphysical Properties: Epidote has the ability to increase your energy levels and is useful for strengthening the physical body.This stone facilitates a more complete assimilation of nutrients.It stimulates the immune system and aids in the body’s healing process. Epidote increases your personal power and increases memory, making it a helpful when looking for lost objects. This stone is helpful for stamina, the nervous and immune systems, cellular memory and dehydration. It supports the brain, thyroid, liver, gallbladder and adrenal glands. Epidote immediately raises the vibration in areas that are congested, filled with debris or overly dense. It can help you find the core patterns behind physical disease and can assist you in moving into a hopeful and positive emotional state to support general healing. This stone assures you that all your basic needs are met with an abundance left over to share with others. Use this stone to increase good health and the ability to love fully and completely.
Old stock (30+ years) bi-color elbaite tourmaline cluster. Clean, well-defined striations on all sides and a contact etching that houses a full-spectrum refraction best seen under LED lighting. “Spikey”, clustered terminations on all the formations. This piece is a prime example of the high-quality material Brazil has to offer. It also attests to the infamy of the Cruzeiro Mine and its production of the most sought after material on the market.