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LAZULITE

Overview:

Derived from the Persian, lazhward, meaning blue, Lazulite is often called the stone of heaven and, as with many blue stones, draws in pure cosmic energy. Opening the intuition and bringing about profound states of meditative bliss, this stone creates a serene inner being, firmly anchored in the divine, and promotes, balance and cosmic alignment.

It boosts confidence and self-esteem and offers intuitive solutions to underlying problems, assisting in finding the reasons behind addiction, particularly if these lie in previous lives, and in detaching from the desire for more.

Lazulite is a relatively rare mineral that gets easily confused with other, more well known, minerals. Not only does it sound like the silicate mineral lazurite, it looks like it too. Well, at least it has very similar color to lazulite as well as the carbonate, azurite. Azurite is reactive to acids and lazurite forms infrequent and different crystals than lazulite.

Physical Properties:

Lazulite

Lazulite Birthstone

Crystal System
Monoclinic
Chemistry
MgFe)Al2 (PO4) 2 (OH) 2, Hydroxy magnesium aluminium phosphate
Hardness
5-6
Source
USA, Canada, Brazil, Austria, Switzerland
Number
7

Legend:Gemini
Lazulite:Birthstone for September

Lazulite is in a solid solution series with the mineral scorzalite. A solid solution series is a set of two or more minerals that have a couple of elements that substitute freely for each other. The lazulite-scorzalite series ranges from the magnesium rich lazulite to the iron rich scorzalite. The rarer scorzalite does not differ appreciably, except that it tends to be darker, less transparent and denser than lazulite.

Usage:Sun-sensitivity, cellular memory healing, immune system, fractures, thyroid, pituitary, lymphatic system, liver.

Legend:It was first described in 1795 for deposits in Austria. Its name comes from the Arabic for heaven.

Occurrence: It is found in Salzburg, Austria; Zermatt, Switzerland; Minas Gerais, Brazil; Lincoln County, Georgia; Inyo County, California; the Yukon in Canada, and elsewhere.