Alternative Names: Zhamanshinite

Mineral Information

Origin: From the Zhamanshin meteor crater in Kazakhstan.

Mineral Species: N/A - Tektite

Mineral Group: N/A - Formed after the impact of a large meteorite approximately 0.9 million years ago in modern day Kazhakstan. Glassy minerals of this type, formed by meteorite impact are known as Tektites.

Chemical Formula: SiO2

Hardness: 7

Crystal System: N/A

Colour: Black

Typical Appearance: Irregularly shaped glassy flakes and nodules with a rough and pitted surface.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: No known astrological sign

Chakra Alignment: Solar Plexus

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: From the source location, around the area of the River Irghiz.

Additional Information

In addition to the general properties of tektite: Being black, it is hardly surprising that irghizite has a stronger connection with the Earth than some other tektites, but it is unexpectedly heart-centred, with a soft, dream-like quality. It also influences the Solar Plexus, so while moldavite effects the Heart and upper chakras, and indochinite effects the Root and lower chakras, irghizite focusses its attention on the central area of the body.

Energetically, it resonates more with the cooling process than the causal event, so its focus is on the coalescence and solidification of the change/inspiration/insight it brings, and rooting it into the physical, rather than just the transformation itself. That means that, like moldavite, it helps us to see our potential or the potential of a situation, but unlike moldavite, it also helps us to realise that potential.

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