Alternative Names: Golden Labradorite

Mineral Information

Origin: U.S.A.

Mineral Species: (Feldspar Group, Plagioclase Series)

Mineral Group: Silicates

Chemical Formula: (Na,Ca)Al1-2Si3-2O8

Hardness: 6-6.5

Crystal System: Triclinic

Colour: Pale yellow to honey brown

Typical Appearance: Usually as crystalline masses.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: None

Chakra Alignment: All, particularly Solar Plexus

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: Named after its original locality ("Bytown," now Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

Additional Information

Bytownite shares general characteristics with other members of the feldspar group, such as labradorite. In addition, bytownite has a powerful vibration that seems to affect the area of the body that is nearest. For example, used near the Base Chakra it can aid grounding. It aligns and balances the Chakras, opens the Throat and Crown Chakras, and can be used to energise the Solar Plexus area and treat the kidneys, spleen and stomach. It strengthens the metabolism and can be used to treat skin complaints, especially when used as a crystal water to wash the affected area.