Alternative Names: None

Mineral Information

Origin: Notably Boron, California, U.S.A.

Mineral Species: Colemanite

Mineral Group: Borates

Chemical Formula: Ca[B3O4(OH)3].H2O

Hardness: 4.5

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Colour: Colourless, white

Typical Appearance: As crystalline masses and druzy crystalline crusts of short prismatic crystals.


Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Aries

Chakra Alignment: Crown and Heart

Element: Spirit

Origin of Name & Mythology: After William Tell Coleman (1824-1893), a founder of the California borax industry and owner of the mine where the mineral was first found.

Additional Information

Colemanite is a related mineral to Tunellite (see tunellite), and shares most of its properties. Unlike tunellite, colemanite has a stronger connection with the Crown Chakra, and an extremely light, open, playful energy, more faery and more spiritual than physical, although it can still be helpful in treating the same areas and physical symptoms. As with tunellite, it strongly affects heart and lungs, increases energy flow, and induces a deep state of meditation.