Stilbite

ETYMOLOGY: It comes from the greek "stilhos" meaning bright.

CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Monoclinic.

PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Primary.

CLASS MINERAL: Silicates (tectosilicates).

MINERAL ELEMENTS CHEMICAL FORMULA: (Na, Ca) n (Si27Al9) O72 · 28H2O.

HARDNESS: 3-4 on the Mohs scale.

FIELDS: Faroe Islands, West Paterson, New Jersey (USA), Teigarhorn (Iceland) Pandulena Hill Quarries (India).

 

MINERALOGY: In late low temperature hydrothermal origin, occurs in cavities of volcanic rocks bubbles, druze and crannies of pegmatites, granites, in cavities of basaltic rocks and other magmatic rocks, it belongs to the group of zeolites.


MYTHOLOGY: The stilbite is known for centuries as an independent mineral and until 1997 it was cataloged within the group of zeolites. the shape of some crystals of this mineral were called "sheaf of cereal" that are wider at the ends and narrower in the middle.


PROPERTIES: The stilbite fosters a sense of tranquility and relaxation, brings tenderness and inner strength in turn, encourages us to be consistent and follow our own ideas and goals, stilbite provides creativity.

 

CHAKRAS: Solar plexus, heart, crown.

ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio.

USES: Collection, meditation, jewelry, stilbite has the ability to lose water, why expose it to high temperatures for use as a scavenger in contaminated water.

 
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