Alternative Names: None
Origin: Merelani Hills, Tanzania
Mineral Species: Enstatite
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: MgSiO3
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Colour: Golden brown
Typical Appearance: Usually as crystalline masses, more rarely as prismatic crystals.
Chakra Alignment: Primarily Base, plus Solar Plexus and Crown (also varies according to colour); Third Eye, Throat
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Greek "enstates", meaning "opponent" - for its refractory nature under a blowpipe flame.
Golden Enstatite has similar properties to normal brown enstatite, with a lighter, sparkling, 'zingy' energy, and its main attention focussed on the Solar Plexus rather than the Sacral Chakra. Its energy is at first uplifting, then relaxing. In addition to the properties associated with dark brown enstatite, Golden Enstatite strengthens damaged tissue and scar tissue, to help prevent damage from recurring. More importantly, golden enstatite is truly a crystal of the present time, as it guides our awareness through the current evolutionary process, giving us the ability to see beyond three dimensions.