Labradorite

ETYMOLOGY: It comes from the Labrador, peninsula (Canada).

CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Triclinic.

PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Primary.

CLASS MINERAL: Tectosilicates.

CHEMICAL FORMULA, MINERAL ELEMENTS:  (Ca, Na) [(Al, Si) 2Si2O8].

HARDNESS:  6-6.5 on the Mohs scale.

FIELDS: Canada (Newfoundland), Australia (New South Wales), Madagascar, Mexico, Russia, USA.

 

MINERALOGY:  The labradorite is a feldspar (plagioclase) formed in pegmatites and basic magmatitas, presents a play of colors (labradorecencia) in bright metallic shades. The effects are often green and blue, the cause of this "schiller" are possibly interrreferencia phenomena in a fine lamellar structure.


MYTHOLOGY: In 1770 was found for the first time in the peninsula of Labrador (Canada). It's peninsula named after its discoverer João Fernandes Lavrador, portuguese in 1498. There is another mineral's spectrolite is a black labradorite from Finland with a colorful play of colors. Plagioclase name comes from the Greek "plagio" which means oblique and "klasis" meaning fracture (fracture oblique), referring to the oblique angle between the grain boundaries.


PROPERTIES: It is said that the labradorite is highly protective, it forms a barrier against negative energies, dispels fears and insecurities, sharpens intuition helps uncover forgotten memories, it is useful to go through changes where force is required and perseverance, is a stone of transformation.
 

CHAKRASSacral.

ZODIAC SIGN: Pisces.

USES: Jewellery, meditation, collection, decoration, Labradorita has industrial applications for manufacturing ceramics, refractories and enamels, and used also cut into large slabs in the construction of buildings as a decorative wall covering.

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