Alternative Names: None

Mineral Information

Origin: Koksha Valley, Pakistan

Mineral Species: Richterite

Mineral Group: Silicates

Chemical Formula: {Na}{CaNa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2 – sodium calcium magnesium silicate

Hardness: 5-6

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Colour: Brown, yellow, red, green

Typical Appearance: Crystals generally tabular, more commonly as crystalline masses.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Secondary birthstone for Sagittarius

Chakra Alignment: Solar Plexus and Sacral

Element: Fire

Origin of Name & Mythology: Named in 1865 by Johann Friedrich August Breithaupt in honor of Hieronymus Theodor Richter [November 21, 1824 Dresden, Germany – September 25, 1898 Freiberg, Saxony, Germany], professor of chemistry at Freiberg University of Mining and Technology. He was the co-discoverer of indium.

Additional Information

Richterite – especially the yellow variety – is energising to a point of being transformational. It focuses on the Solar Plexus, where it is particularly clearing for liver stagnation. In addition, it brings the body’s attention to other areas where energy isn’t flowing, so the body is able to clear itself. Richterite can act as a pain reliever, but behaves in an unusual way by bringing attention to regions where pain exists, making the pain more intense for a brief period of time, before it expands outwards and dissipates. It can also aid healing of broken bones. Richterite is a motivational crystal, giving us the determination and drive to move forward, and sparking ideas leading to new career opportunities.