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Overview:Named from the Greek chrysos (gold) and tilos (fibre), Chrysotile is mentioned in revelations as a foundation of the New Jerusalem and as one of the stones of the Breastplate of the High Priest in Exodus. Banded Chrysotile is a visual stone with ancient writing inscribed upon it that links you to the knowledge of the ages and, below that, your power animal waiting to make itself known so that you can embody it. This stone assists you to clear away the debris of the past to reveal your core self. It also shows you where you seek to control others and works on the etheric blueprint to correct imbalances and blockages that could manifest as physical disease.

Chrysotile formation arises through serpentinization of ultramafics and silicified dolomitic limestones. Rock types tend to control the trace metal content and both the nature and amounts of admixed minerals in the ore, such as fibrous brucite (nemalite) and tremolite. Some associated minerals and trace metals are thought to play a role in biological potential.

Tremolite, one of the important associated minerals, may occur with different morphological forms, called habits. These habits range from asbestiform (tremolite asbestos) to common blocky or non-fibrous form (tremolite cleavage fragments). The latter is most common in nature. Tremolite in chrysotile ore varies in habit and concentration, both factors determining the degree of risk following inhalation. Tremolite fibre is thought to be important in relation to the occurrence of mesothelioma. Chrysotile fibrils may vary in diameter. Dust clouds generated following manipulation vary in fibre number and surface area. Chrysotile fibres exhibit a range of physical characteristics.

and to treat disorders of the pancreas, liver and kidneys. Chrysotile is very durable and well suited for virtually all jewelry settings. It facilitates out-of-body journeys.

Physical Properties:


Chrysotile Birthstone

Crystal System
Third eye
Specific Gravity
2.6 - 3.4
Canada, USA, India, Russia, Australia

Sign of Chrysotile: Taurus

Usage: Chronic fatigue, Irritating coughs, parathyroid, throat, brainstem, central meridian channel, emphysema, inflammation.


Chrysotile has been recommended for inclusion in the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent, an international treaty that restricts the global trade in hazardous materials. If listed, exports of chrysotile would only be permitted to countries that explicitly consent to imports. Canada, a major producer of the mineral, has been harshly criticized by the Canadian Medical Association for its opposition to including chrysotile in the Convention.

Occurrence: Chrysotile occurs in Canada, Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA.