Alternative Names: Aurora Borealis Stone, Emerald Quartz
Origin: Mariposa, California, U.S.A.
Mineral Species: N/A - a chromium rich phengite mica
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: K(Al,Cr)2(Al,Si)4O10(OH)2
Crystal System: N/A
Colour: Green colouration running through white, cream and grey host rock.
Typical Appearance: Always massive, as stringers of phengite mica within a dolomitic marble with varying amounts of quartz. It is the chromium-rich mica that gives it its distinctive green color.
Birthstone: No known astrological sign
Chakra Alignment: Not known
Element: Not known
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the original locality, Mariposa Co., California, USA.
Mariposite helps us adapt to new situations easily. It is said to be a stone that reduces stress and helps us be calm and balanced. It also help us adapt to change and be more flexible , from a calmer spiritual space in the face of change. This calm and balance from reduced stress also helps reduce fear, which in turn breeds more calm and balance.
Mariposite is also said to help cope with energy overload, and avoid or eliminate exhaustion. It is also a stone of creative self-expression.