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CHLORITE

Overview: Found in several crystals, chlorite is a powerful healing stone that is beneficial for the environmental or personal energy field. Combined with Amethyst, it is particularly useful for removing energy implants and for warding off psychic attack. Used with Carnelian and Ruby, it is not only protects against psychic attack but also assists earth bound spirits to make their trasition, and is an excellent combination to grid an area against negative energies or entities. Place in the lavatory cistern to energetically cleanse the whole house.

For practical reasons most of the chlorites are considered as a single mineral, chlorite. Chlorites are generally green and crystallize in the monoclinic symmetry system. They all have a basal cleavage due to their stacked structure. Chlorites typically form flaky microscopic crystals and it is this reason that they are sometimes included in the clay group of minerals. However chlorites also form large individual tabular to platy crystals that are unlike most of the other clay minerals.

Chlorites are most often known to mineral collectors as inclusions in or coatings on quartz, danburite, topaz, calcite and many other minerals. The inclusions are usually a very strong green color despite the small amount of material that actually constitutes the inclusion. These inclusions and coatings can be an enhancement but are more often a bane to what might have been a really valuable mineral specimen.

Usage: Detoxification, assimilation of Vitamins A and E, iron, magnesium and calcium, pain, skin growths, liver spots, proliferation of helpful bacteria.

Legend: The chlorite inclusions in clear quartz are particularly interesting when they form as a coating on a crystal early in its development. Because if the crystal later grows larger, ie. out and around the chlorite coating, the effect will be to produce a phantomed crystal. A phantom is a crystal that appears to have a smaller crystal inside of it. Many times the interior "crystal" is indistinct or ghostly and thus the name phantom.

Chlorite is a common mineral associated with hydrothermal ore deposits and commonly occurs with epidote, sericite, adularia and sulfide minerals. Chlorite is also a common metamorphic mineral, usually indicative of low-grade metamorphism. It is the diagnostic species of the zeolite facies and of lower greenschist facies. It occurs in the quartz, albite, sericite, chlorite, garnet assemblage of pelitic schist.

Occurrence: Include Transvaal, South Africa; Zermatt, Switzerland; Guleman, Turkey; Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, Brewster, New York; San Benito Co., California, USA and many other locallities world wide.

Chlorite

Chlorite

Physical Properties

Crystal System

Monoclinic

Chemistry   

MgAlFeLiMnNi4-6 (SiAlBFe) 4O1O(OHO)8

Specific Gravity 2.6 - 3.4
Hardness   

2-3

Source

Russia, Germany, USA

Number

9

Chlorite

 Sign of Chlorite Sagittarius

Planet: Mars

Birthstone: March, December

Anniversary Stone: 44, 55 years

Color :is usually green but can also be white, yellow, red, lavender and black.