Alternative Names: None
Origin: Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
Mineral Species: Roscoelite
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Colour: Brown, dark green to black
Typical Appearance: Typically as 'books' or flaky masses, with rhombic or hexagonal outlines.
Birthstone: No known birthstone
Chakra Alignment: Heart and Upper Heart
Element: Water (Wood in the Chinese system)
Origin of Name & Mythology: For Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, FRS (7 January 1833 - 18 December 1915) was an English chemist. He is particularly noted for early work on vanadium and for photochemical studies.
In addition to the properties of other micas, Roscoelite can be very stimulating to the body’s electrical system, which may initially be somewhat uncomfortable, but this balances and calms down after a few minutes. It has a strong effect on Solar Plexus, Upper Heart and Throat Chakras, helping to release blocked energy and clear stagnation in these areas. It clears the mind (very helpful when you’re having difficulty focussing on a project), releases tightness in the chest, and can act as a mild anti-inflammatory. It connects with the Pericarium Meridian in Chinese medicine. Green roscoelite in particular is cheerful, pleasant and moodlifting.