Zoisite

ETYMOLOGY: In honor of Sigmund Zoids, Baron von Edelstein, who financed Austrian mineral collecting expeditions.

CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Rhombic.

PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Tertiary.

CLASS MINERAL: Group of silicates.

CHEMICAL FORMULA, MINERAL ELEMENTS: Ca2Al3 (O / OH / SiO4 / Si2O7) + Mg. Cr, Sr, V.
 
HARDNESS: 6.5 on the Mohs scale.

FIELDS: Austria, Tanzania, Madagascar, Russia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Kenya, Italy, Switzerland.

 

MINERALOGY: The zoisita originates from a basic process matamorfismo magmatitas. Crude form masses and owes its green inclusions of chromium and vanadium. The zoisita also presents ruby ​​inclusions. It usually appears associated with the following minerals: calcite, biotite, hornblende, quartz, corundum, andradita and other metamorphic minerals, which are an important criterion for identifying zoisita (since it is very variable habit and color).


MYTHOLOGY: The zoisita was first found in 1805 in Saualpe of Carintia and originally called saualpita, tanzanite, the thulita, and aniolita, in1990, zoisitas colorless, green, reddish-orange were discovered. has been known for about two centuries ago as an ornamental stone.


PROPERTIES: It is said that zoisita helps to realize our own ideas and desires, makes us creative and productive, helps us to rediscover the starting point of what we really wanted to do and had parked after long breaks, it is a ideal for transmute negative energy into positive stone, brings to the surface repressed feelings and emotions so they can be expressed.

 

CHAKRAS: Spleen and heart.

ZODIAC SIGN: Gemini.

USES: Ornamental stone, jewelry, meditation, collection.

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