Fuchsite with ruby
ETYMOLOGY: FUCHSITE = the German mineralogist J. N. von Fuchs. RUBY = (Latin rubeus = Red).
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Ditrigonal.
PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Tertiary.
CLASS MINERAL: Oxides, silicates.
MINERAL ELEMENTS CHEMICAL FORMULA:Al2O3.
HARDNESS: 8 on the Mohs scale.
MINERALOGY: From the class of the silicates, the fuchsite is a variety of green Moscowite for its high chromium content, comes in sheets of hexagonal shape, the ruby is a mineral of the class of oxides. It is a gem of reddish color. It owes its color to iron and chromium metal that is associated with this variety of corundum.
MYTHOLOGY: The Mica fuchsite, it belongs to the group of micas, which are among the most abundant minerals constitute 3.8% of the weight of the earth's crust. In ancient cultures of India he was known to ruby as the "Sun Stone" by depicting the inner fire, love and passion.
PROPERTIES: The fuchsite offers protection, self-determination, helps define oneself and helps to have a secure presence. It is said that Ruby gives intelligence, contributes to the spiritual and emotional development, provides success in the material world, strengthens self confidence.
ZODIAC SIGN: Taurus.
USES: Collection, meditation, jewelry.