Alternative Names: Aurora Borealis Stone, Emerald Quartz

Mineral Information

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

Hardness: N/A

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.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: No known astrological sign

Chakra Alignment: Not known

Element: Not known

Origin of Name & Mythology: From the original locality, Mariposa Co., California, USA.

Additional Information

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.